ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan., 28, 2013) – Lutheran schools in Florissant, Overland and Bellefontaine Neighbors will welcome visitors Sun., Feb. 10, during a special "all schools" Open House event. Most schools will welcome visitors from 1-3 p.m., but times may vary.
Participating schools include Lutheran North, Atonement Lutheran, and Salem Lutheran in Florissant. Other north area schools include Our Redeemer in Overland; Grace Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors; and River Roads in north St. Louis (Baden). To find address and contact information, visit www.metrolutheranschools.org. The schools are members of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA).
Families can tour classrooms, meet with principals and find out about need-based scholarship opportunities.
Recent data released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called the "Nation's Report Card," rank Lutheran schools as the #1 school system in the country in terms of academic achievement.
"Our mission is to touch the lives of children and families through an academically-focused, faith-based elementary school experience and make a positive difference in their future," said Deb Schmich, LESA's Director.
More than 7,000 children attend LESA-member Lutheran schools in the St. Louis Metro Area. Several LESA schools rank among the largest Lutheran schools in the country. Two of those schools - St. John Lutheran in Ellisville and Christ Community Lutheran in Kirkwood and Webster Groves - are nationally-recognized Blue Ribbon Schools.
A Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, LESA represents 30 elementary schools, four high schools and four related agencies in St. Louis and southern Illinois. For more information about LESA, its schools and its mission, call (314) 268-1520, or visit www.metrolutheranschools.org.