Springfield Lutheran School

  • Springfield Lutheran School (SLS) is a fully accredited faith-filled community with diverse learning that challenges the mind and nourishes the spirit.
  • SLS serves children age three through eighth grade and welcomes students of all faith backgrounds. Our mission is to provide children in the Springfield community with a quality, affordable Christian education in a safe and loving environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Springfield Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,250
Tuition NotesTuition is billed monthly over a 10 month period.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,635
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorChristine Wong


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service, First Lego League robotics teams

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Beginning Band, Choir, Elementary Choir, Jazz Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Scholar Team

School Notes

Springfield Lutheran School (SLS) is a welcoming, caring environment focused on helping students grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically.  We serve children ages three through 8th grade - all faith backgrounds are welcome.  Jesus Christ is at the center of all that we do!  Our students participate in daily Bible instruction, weekly chapel and ongoing service projects.  

SLS is both state and nationally accredited.  Our small class sizes allow students more interaction with teachers and opportunities for hands-on, inquiry learning.  SLS is able to offer our students:
  • Half and full day preschool and pre-kindergarten classes
  • Modern technology integration in a traditional classroom setting
  • Competitive athletic programs (grades 5-8)
  • Band and choir opportunities (grades 3-8)
  • Robotics leagues (grades 5-8)
  • Spanish classes
  • Affordable, convenient before and after school care
SLS is located at 2852 S. Dayton Ave., off of Campbell and Battlefield.  The school is attached to Redeemer Lutheran Church.  

There is room in the SLS family for you!  Contact us today to schedule a visit.  Call us at (417) 883-5717 or email us at sls@rlcmail.org.  

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  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I am a single mom with one daughter currently in the 4th grade. She has been attending SLS since pre-k. I cannot explain how wonderful this school has been for her both spiritually and academically. Not only does she thrive in this loving, Christ-centered environment; she also excels academically and is on the same level as her 5th grade friends in public school. I truly think the school has given her the safety and confidence she needs to flourish that she couldn`t find in public school . All the students and staff know and care for one another. I`m sure it`s a difficult financial decision for many families to pay for school (I know having a single moderate income) but it is totally worth it for my family. To obtain a strong foundation early in school is very important to us and I can`t express my gratitude enough to SLS!
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My daughter is currently a 4th grader at SLS. She has attended SLS since pre-k. My daughter has thrived both academically and spiritually at SLS. The teachers and principal are loving, dedicated professionals and education is clearly their passion. There are many school activities throughout the year for everyone to participate in that are always lots of fun for the whole family! There are also many extracurricular activities to fit any interest for students. My daughter started band in the 3rd grade. Next year she plans to play volleyball and join LEGO league. The Christmas programs every year are always phenomenal. Students also have Spanish class twice a week. SLS is such a blessing for our family!
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My husband and I are so thankful we found this school. We currently have a son in preschool there. Next year our daughter will start preschool. In just a couple short months our son has developed so much academically, socially and spiritually. They truly care about the whole child and not just academics. The parent communication is phenomenal and their are many opportunities to be involved. My husband and I are both teachers and we could not be more happy with our decision to send our son to SLS! It is an amazing school.
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SLS has been a great school for our family. I have to children currently enrolled, one in eighth and one in fifth. The school is a loving environment that makes everyone feel like family and does a phenomenal job educating and preparing children for the next phase in their life.
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