Valley Lutheran School

We understand that the decision of where your child will spend so much of their childhood attending school is an important decision. We invite you to visit Valley Lutheran School and ask questions so that you can capture for yourself a picture of the character and skills Valley strives day in and day out to instill into our students.
Our prayer is that you will see the difference a Christ-centered, academically challenging education will have for your child.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Valley Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Valley Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature & Composition, US Government, US History
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
Dress pants/shorts with Valley logoed apperal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
ESAs through the State of Iowa are available to incoming families in the amount of $7,635 (deadline to apply is June 30th). Two additional financial aid programs are available for qualifying families.
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
April Schriever



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Model UN, National Honor Society, Robotics Team, Speech Team, Student Council, Titan Challenge

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

The promise of eternal life through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ gives the faculty and staff at Valley Lutheran School a hope to share with our students. Teaching each subject from a Biblical worldview trains our students to filter every subject through the lens of Scripture. Academics are extremely important at Valley; but just as important is for each of our students to have a strong faith that will lead and guide them. These academic skills and Christian character will allow our young people to be successful during their time here at Valley Lutheran School and far beyond.

Why parents choose Valley Lutheran School
  • Christ-Centered learning environment
  • Our students average 4.4 point higher than the average score in the state of Iowa and 1.6 higher than Cedar Falls public students
  • Small Class sizes
  • Christian morals and values taught
  • Student to Teacher Ratio 12:1
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Exceptional Test Scores
  • Christian Service
  • Differentiated Instruction, Individualized Learning
  • Award winningathletics,speech, drama, musicandroboticsteams
  • Outstanding educators
  • Minds and hearts prepared for the future-College and beyond
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Valley Lutheran School cost?
Valley Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $8,600 for private students.
What schools are Valley Lutheran School often compared to?
Valley Lutheran Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Waterloo Christian School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Valley Lutheran School offer?
Valley Lutheran School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Valley Lutheran School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for most sports offered.
What is Valley Lutheran School's ranking?
Valley Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for: Highest average ACT score, Highest percentage of students of color, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Valley Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Valley Lutheran School is Jun. 30 / rolling (applications are due on Jun. 30 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My child with special needs is attending Valley as an implant. This is our third year. We have been welcomed by staff and they have collaborated and he has been more successful than I could have dreamed. The enriching environment and dedication by staff has made my child's experience nothing but a success. In addition, the coaches at the school have been nothing short of dedicated and amazing. Allowing space for all children to participate and grow. Acceptance, love, grace and collaboration! I cannot recommend this school enough! I'm also involved in the Boosters and love the opportunities I have to volunteer my time and efforts to support the school and my child's education. If you are looking for a positive, collaborative education give Valley an opportunity to work for your family!
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My son started kindergarten here and is now going in first grade. Everyone from 12 grade, down, know each other. All the kids help each other and are like family. The teachers enforce respect and manners. Academically, my son has reached levels I never thought he could yet at this age. You need to send your kids here!
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We are extremely blessed to be a part of such a wonderful place. Like Valley say "Where faith and knowledge frow as one" Thank you Valley Lutheran for all do
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This school is fantastic. The faculty and staff always put the best interest of the student first. They start with and end with the Gospel of Jesus Christ that all are sinners needing forgiveness of their sins. Building on the Biblical standard of God's free Grace they impart knowledge through excellent teaching and example. My three children attended Valley and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Good job and kudos to all the teachers and staff at Valley. Christ's Spirit shines.
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This school continues to grow both in student body and in quality of education. 2012 offered many firsts. This year the school added K-5 to its facility. It also began offering Calculus and AP World History and AP English to its already excellent academic choices.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $5,777 for elementary schools and $10,695 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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