Valley Lutheran High School

Valley Lutheran High School Photo #1 - Students experiment with polymers as they poke a wooden skewer into a balloon.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #2 - The brass cross, designed and made by a student, is visible from the road. The cross represents our commitment to making Christ the foundation of our ministry as we educate minds, nurture faith and cultivate leaders.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #3 - VLHS students went on a mission trip over spring break to rebuild bathrooms in older FEMA trailers located in Florida. Upon completion VLHS students left a 2X4 blessing with the homeowner.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #4 - VLHS students work on improving their writing as the faculty integrates 21st Century writing skills into the curriculum.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #5 - The teacher provides one on one guidance as the student works on her research paper.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #6 - Valley's Environmental Club held their first annual electronic recycling day and collected over 21,000 lbs of e-waste.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #7 - A group of Spanish Class students headed to Puerto Rico over spring break to offer assistance at an orphanage where they conducted a Vacation Bible like program that included puppets.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #8 - Twice a year Valley students head out into the community to help where help is needed. Students visit at area nursing homes, help out at elementary schools, do yard work, and many other projects.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #9 - Valley Lutheran High School is a Cool School in the Great Lakes Bay Region as we televise to the community all that we do as a school community.
Valley Lutheran High School Photo #10 - Valley's sport program has produced conference, district, regional, and state champs in various sports. Here our varsity girls prepare to play in the state semi-finals as our energetic student body offers their shouts of support.
Valley Lutheran provides exemplary Christian secondary education in the Lutheran tradition.
Christ is the foundation of our school and everything we do - the heart of our safe, caring, and nurturing environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students325 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Valley Lutheran High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP Spanish, AP United States History
Average SAT score1082
Average ACT score23
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,550
Tuition NotesTuition discounts for members of the Valley Lutheran Association.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorSondra Yantz
Endowment Size$2.3 million


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama Club, Environmental Club, Key Club, Pep Club, Pom Pons, Student Council, Vocal and Instrumental Music Ensembles, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Global Awareness Club

School Notes

  • We shape lives by forming authentic relationships inside and outside the classroom.  Our students receive an exceptional academic experience because we both teach and reach our students.
  • We are committed to cultivating leaders.  To do that, we focus on creating empowered thinkers and problem solvers.  By educating young minds, nurturing their faith, and cultivating their leadership skills, our students are prepared to contribute to the health and vitality of the Great Lakes Bay Region and the world.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Valley Lutheran High School is The New Millennium Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Grace Christian School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saginaw
    Grades: NS-8 | 47 students
    0.8 miles
    4619 Mackinaw Rd
    Saginaw, MI 48603
    (989) 793-2129
    0.8 NS-8
  • Saginaw
    Grades: PK-8 | 17 students
    1.4 miles
    3412 Crestmont Dr
    Saginaw, MI 48603
    (989) 792-3607
    1.4 PK-8
  • Saginaw
    Bethany Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-4 | 46 students
    1.5 miles
    5051 Mccarty Road
    Saginaw, MI 48603
    (989) 793-5147
    1.5 PK-4
  • Saginaw
    Tri-city Sda School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-6 | 12 students
    2 miles
    3955 Kochville Rd
    Saginaw, MI 48604
    (989) 790-2508
    2 2-6
  • Saginaw
    St. Paul's Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 134 students
    2.1 miles
    2745 W Genesee Ave
    Saginaw, MI 48602
    (989) 799-3271
    2.1 K-8

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