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 (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 137 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • Valley Lutheran School Recognized Among 2022 Best Schools in America - 09/27/2021
    9.27.21 -- Valley Lutheran School is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as a 2022 Best School by Niche, the top private school ranking website! This year, we ...moreranked #1 in Best Private High Schools in Black Hawk County.
    We've earned this ranking by scoring highly in many factors that aim to capture what it`s really like to attend Valley. While we`ve always known that Valley is a wonderful place to learn and grow, we`re so proud of our students and staff for earning this national distinction.
    You can check out more about Valley on their website, vlscrusaders.org, or by attending their Open House on Monday, October 4th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Thanks again to our community for working hard every day to make Valley worthy of national attention.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
137 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
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
13 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
Advanced Courses
English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, US Government, US History
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(must wear a solid colored polo with dress pants or shorts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact the school for tuition information. Financial aid is available for qualifying families.
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
April Schriever



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Model UN, Robotics Team, Speech Team, Student Council

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
  • Law/Gospel discipline
  • Student to Teacher Ratio 12:1
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Exceptional Test Scores
  • Christian Service
  • Differentiated Instruction, Individualized Learning
  • Award winning athletics, speech, drama, music and robotics teams
  • Outstanding educators
  • Minds and hearts prepared for the future-College and beyond
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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 (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 137 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,614 for elementary schools and $9,202 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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