Our Shepherd Lutheran School is a Christian day school for boys and girls preschool through eighth grade.
At Our Shepherd, we know that every child is a precious gift from God, and we strive to make a positive difference in the life of every student.
With an emphasis on academic and spiritual development, or rigorous curriculum and ancillary studies encourage each child to grow their faith bu maximizing his or her own unique gifts and potential. Our Shepherd is a fully accedited exemplary Christian school.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,550
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Our Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences, Speech therapy
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
216 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Our Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Missy Macavage

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
UPWARD Basketball

School Notes

  • WHY CHOOSE OUR SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL  Our students come from a variety of backgrounds-all with a common goal.  What sets Lutheran school children apart from those in public schools is an interest in building their faith through religious instruction.  Grade school students learn from the positive example of their Lutheran classroom teachers and are taught to do the right thing by overcoming their imperfections.  Lutheran grade schools have behavior concerns just like every other school, only we approach these issues from a philosophy based on scripture and Christ`s teachings.  Not only does this instill high self-expectations among our students, but it also teaches that forgiveness is the key to building great relationships.Student safety is paramount. We take very seriously the responsibility that is extended to us when a family enrolls his or her child in one of our schools.  We work very hard to make sure student safety is planned, discussed, and practiced.  All school employees must pass the criminal background check through the State of Michigan.  Our school has a security system that involves cameras throughout the school and buzzers at the main entrance.  All other doors are locked, and students are instructed not to open them.Small class sizes build a family atmosphere.  We offer small class sizes that help us build a "family" atmosphere.  It`s not unusual for teachers, staff, and students to know every other student in the school. The environment is small enough that children do not get lost in the shuffle. The manageable class sizes also help promote regular "one on one" time with students and teachers.Lutheran schools are an investment in a child`s future career and in their eternity.  A quality academic education is an investment in preparing your child for high school and beyond, but when the academic education is enriched with faith-based learning, an investment is made in their eternal life.  There is great value in placing your child in an environment where God`s Word offers direction.

School Reviews

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Our Shepherd has given me an amazing foundation for High School and even college, and I couldn't be more grateful. The Hot Lunch program is phenomenal, teachers are all extremely helpful and supportive, and the different grades all have tight bonds. I can speak from experience: Our Shepherd is a wonderful school! Our community here is strong, but don't think you would be an outcast! Everyone and anyone who attends Our Shepherd will receive a stellar education, a great and welcoming community, and a wonderful religion course!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,550
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Oakland County, MI is $11,790 for elementary schools and $15,121 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland County, MI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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