Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Founded in 1980, Good Shepherd Lutheran School offers a well-rounded elementary education taught in the light of God`s Word within an intimate setting.
The average classroom size of 16 students allows for our staff of caring teachers to devote quality time to classroom instruction. Our students consistently score higher on standardized tests than their public school counterparts.
A family-friendly atmosphere is evidence of many active and involved parents.
Accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA)
Our school provides a safe and secure environment for all students.
At Good Shepherd, we take very seriously the privilege, challenge, and responsibility entrusted to us when assisting parents in providing a Christian education for their children.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,600
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
170 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Good Shepherd Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
8%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress should be appropriate for witnessing one's life of faith.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Scholarships are available. Discounts apply for multiple siblings.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,750
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
David Retzlaff

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Lego Club, Math Competitions, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Group Band and Individual Lessons, Junior Chimes, Junior Choir, Spelling Bee

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Disc Golf Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1980, Good Shepherd Lutheran School offers a well-rounded elementary education taught in the light of God`s Word within an intimate setting.
  • The average classroom size of 14 students allows for our staff of 10 caring teachers to devote quality time for classroom instruction.
  • Our students consistently score higher on standardized tests than their public school counterparts.
  • A family-friendly atmosphere is evidence of many active and involved parents.
  • The school is accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA).
  • Our school provides a safe and secure environment for all students.
  • At Good Shepherd we take very seriously the privilege, challenge and responsibility entrusted to us when assisting parents in providing a Christian education for their children.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Good Shepherd Lutheran School cost?
Good Shepherd Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $7,600 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Good Shepherd Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of Good Shepherd Lutheran School is 97%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.
What sports does Good Shepherd Lutheran School offer?
Good Shepherd Lutheran School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Good Shepherd Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Good Shepherd Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 170 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,600
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Dakota County, MN is $11,481 for elementary schools and $19,685 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dakota County, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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