At Messiah Lutheran School we live to discover and share the love of Jesus Christ through a quality Christian education. We advocate this mission daily by providing exceptional Christian teachers who are passionate about meeting the needs of their students, by providing a warm and caring environment that promotes learning and Christian living, and by achieving high quality learning resulting from effective instruction and relevant curriculum.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 307 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,725
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students
307 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Messiah Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki or navy pants/shorts and polo, plaid skirts and jumpers)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Non-church members also pay a facility fee.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cat Van Hook
Admissions Associate
Sarah Rentfro


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Robotics Team, Student Ambassador Program, Student Council, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Productions, Praise Team, Strings Program

School Notes

  • Enrollment is approximately 335 students.
  • As Messiah Lutheran School continues to grow we maintain a low student to teacher ratio by adding new classes and teachers in each grade as number of students increase. The average K-8 student to teacher ratio at Messiah is 19:1.
  • Messiah Lutheran School first opened its doors in 2001. It's growth has exceeded all expectations and in 2007 a major expansion of the school was completed to accommodate the growing student body and deliver the best educational environment possible for our students.
  • Messiah Lutheran School is fully accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation, and Missouri Non-Public School Accreditation. The accreditation team evaluating our school stated that Messiah`s strength is the loving Christian atmosphere, where classrooms are well-managed and faculty and students support one another.
  • Messiah Lutheran School received the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2013.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence.
  • Messiah Lutheran School annually administers the Iowa Achievement Tests to 3rd - 8th graders.  Messiah students consistently score several grade levels above where they are, and show improvement each year.
  • Teachers at Messiah Lutheran School meet or exceed requirements that include Bachelors or Masters degrees in Education.
  • Messiah Lutheran School offers preschool programs for children starting at age two. Our Early Childhood Program is flexible, as there are multiple scheduling choices available to fit the needs of our families.  These options include:
    • 8:15-11:30AM Half day program: traditional AM preschool
    • 8:15AM-2:45PM School day program: traditional AM preschool with enhanced PM program (including lunch, nap, and afternoon activities)
  • Supervised care before or after school is available for all ages for a nominal fee. Before care begins at 6:30AM and after care goes until 6:00PM. Parents should contact the school office to learn more about this program.
  • In addition to teaching Christian values and delivering a strong academic education, Messiah Lutheran School also strives to support the emotional, social and physical development of our students. A variety of extracurricular programs are available that include school musical productions, and sports leagues for soccer, cross-country, track, basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading as well as enrichment programs such as robotics and quiz bowl teams. 
  • For more information, contact the school office at 636-329-1096 to request more information or to request a visit with our Director of Admissions. 
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
We have two daughters that currently attend Messiah, one in 3rd grade and one in kindergarten. Both girls have been with Messiah since preschool, and they have loved the school since Day One. Teachers genuinely care for the children, caring for them as if they were their own. We can tell that the teachers want our children to excel, both in academics and in faith. The teachers are kind to parents as well. Teachers wave to me or say "hi" to me, even when they don't have to! How awesome is that?!?!We are thankful for the opportunities that Messiah is providing to our daughters - religion, acedemics, music, art, fellowship, friendship, and so much more!
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I truly can`t speak highly enough of Messiah. My twins are in first grade at Messiah and have attended school there since pre-K. Every teacher at the school goes above and beyond to make sure the students are getting the best possible education while also instilling in them the importance of a Christ-centered life. It is a warm and welcoming place where the students feel truly connected to each other and the staff.
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My family and I couldn't be happier with Messiah. Our children started in the preschool, and are now in grades 1 and pre-K. The teachers are incredibly caring and instill this love and compassion in their students. Last week, Mrs. Smith (principal) helped my son peel his orange at lunch! The faculty and staff are the best around. My kids are receiving a wonderful education, but it is so much more than that. Every time I walk in the school, I witness the compassion the students have for each other. Messiah encourages children to lead by example, help others, and have a love for everyone, regardless of our differences. Most schools will provide quality education, but Messiah teaches students how to be loving and caring young adults. My own are becoming well-rounded, considerate and loving children. Additionally, they are excelling academically because of the curriculum, teachers, and after school activities. My first grader is in the STEM and LEGO clubs, and my pre-Kindergartner is learning to read and write. They love going to school, and that makes me very happy. If my children could attend Messiah through high school, I would sign them up!
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Our family has been a part of Messiah for eight years now, and I could not be happier with this school. It is not just a school, but a family to us. The staff and families there really know us and have been there for us through thick and thin. I have never experienced a community like this anywhere else. I'm so thankful for the Messiah!
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We absolutely love Messiah!! There is really something special about this school. Where else do you see 5th, 6th, 7th graders holding doors open for younger kids and vice versa (on their own just because they want to)? This is exactly what I saw on the first day my daughter started school there and that's exactly what I've seen in the many years since then. These kids are taught to respect each other and show God`s love no matter what grade or age. The teachers and staff have a genuine love of God, teaching and for the kids. In addition, my daughter consistently tests above her grade level in most subjects on her yearly assessment tests. I love that she gets to learn in a loving and fun environment. In addition, the school is its own community. Even though we don`t attend church there, Messiah isn`t just a school, it`s a community. We have made so many friends there that have become like family to us.
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Messiah is an absolutely terrific school, and we highly recommend it. Not only is Messiah Lutheran a national Blue Ribbon School with outstanding academic achievement of its students, but the environment is also unique with smaller class sizes and teachers who tap into creativity and curiosity as a tool for learning. We are very pleased to send our boys to Messiah.
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My wife and I are so thankful for the Messiah and what they offer to our son and daughter. Our children have thrived academically and spiritually through Messiah's curriculum. Compliments are plentiful but I have personally been grateful for the communication that both administration and teachers display. It's so nice to walk the halls and people know you by name along with your children. In today`s culture, that small-town feel is so refreshing. I highly encourage anyone looking for a strong Christian school to inquire with Messiah`s admission department.
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We could not be more pleased with the education our two daughters are receiving at Messiah! The teachers and faculty are outstanding and there is such a wonderful sense of community among parents, students, and staff! I would highly recommend Messiah to anyone looking for a quality Christian school.
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We have had three children at Messiah, two have graduated and were so sad to leave upon graduation. Every one of my children has enjoyed their experiences at Messiah and they have received a top rated education! My older two went on to a private high school where the teachers readily commented that MLS students are definitely well prepared to handle the rigors of the college-prep curriculum at the HS level, especially in writing and biblical knowledge as compared to other students coming in from other schools. We love the fun, loving and christian environment at Messiah, where they strive to walk in the ways of Christ and encourage the student body to do so as well. We have been extremely pleased to call Messiah our children's "second home" for the past 8 years. We are sad that we will only have one more year with our youngest there, but we will always have happy memories and know that our children all have a strong christian base and great education to build the rest of their lives upon. Thank you, Messiah Lutheran School!
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My Family loves Messiah! Not only are the teachers amazing but all of the staff are very involved with day to day activities with both of my girls. They all really go above and beyond to make my kids feel special.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 307 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,725
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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