Facts About LIFE! Lutheran School

Founded: 1978

Affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, the largest Protestant Christian School System in the U.S. with 1406 Early Childhood Centers, 986 Elementary Schools, 108 High Schools and 270,912 total students.

Registered with the State of Oregon Department of Education

Grades/Ages: 3-year old preschool through 8th grade

Religious Orientation: All faiths are welcome. We also welcome families who do not attend church but desire a quality education for their child. 

Child Care: Affiliated with Open Arms Child Development; State Certified program with before and after school activities and care available year round.

Class sizes: Usually 12 or fewer.

Capacity: 130 students

Special programs and classes: LIFE! Lutheran School prepares students for success when they go onto high school. While at LIFE! they will be instructed in the core curriculum consisting of Art, Health, Language Arts, Math, Music, Physical Education, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Technology.  In addition to the core subjects we also include Spanish, Library, Choir, Guitar, Ukulele, and unique Physical Education opportunities.

Namesake: LIFE! is an acronym for Lutheran Interparish Family Education Association. This Association exists to serve families by providing and promoting Christian education.

Mascot: Panther

Newsletters: Panther Pause

Colors: Purple, black and white

Facility: The school is housed inside Grace Lutheran Church at the corner of East 18th Avenue and Hilyard Street. It consists of six classrooms, a school library-media center, a cafeteria/multipurpose room with a stage, and two fenced outdoor play areas.

Tuition/Fees: Contact school office (541-342-5433).

Fundraising: Several fundraising efforts support the school and keep tuition affordable for parents.

Special Events: Back to School Picnic/Open House, monthly Parent-Teacher League meetings, Field Trips, Taste of LIFE! (Food Fair), Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (LEST), Grandparents Day, Battle of the Books, International Fair, Talent Show, and All School Picnic/Field Day.

LIFE! Lutheran School is a ministry of these Lutheran congregations:
Grace • Hope • Messiah • Pleasant Hill