Who We Are

Word of Life School has been serving students in the community since 1973. Word of Life School is blessed each year with the opportunity to share the love of God and the life-saving message of Jesus while equipping students in every way for this ever-changing world.

Word of Life School is located at the intersection of Jamieson and Eichelberger Roads in St. Louis Hills, a community in south St. Louis, Missouri, with two preschool locations nearby.

School Mission

Word of Life Lutheran School is committed to providing a high-quality educational program in an environment where Christ prevails, where a child’s human and spiritual needs are met, and where love, dignity, and professional accountability are valued, promoted, and implemented.

School Year Theme

The 2017-18 theme for Word of Life is “Won by One,” based on the verse from 1 Corinthians 15:57, which states, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 School Programs

The school offers 2 preschool locations near the main campus for 3-4 year-olds: at Timothy Lutheran Church and at St. Lucas Lutheran School. Preschool students are immersed in early education to encourage fine and gross motor skills, social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth. Word of Life School provides learning for K-grade 8 students. The rigorous curriculum is joyously presented from the Lutheran Christian understanding, rooted in the Bible. Students receive religious instruction daily, and a weekly chapel service is held in the sanctuary. Kindergarten through grade 4 classes are mainly self-contained.  Grades 5-8 are departmentalized in math, science, literature, writing, and social studies. Word of Life has an academic honor roll for students in grades 5-8. Students may also participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities: band, piano, choir, scouts, Lego robotics, scholar bowl, yearbook, and sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track).  Additionally, there is a student council for students in grades 4-8. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, and Bible Bee.

Church Congregations

Word of Life is blessed with 3 affiliated congregations: Ascension Lutheran Church, Timothy Lutheran Church, and St. Lucas Lutheran Church. These congregations strongly support Word of Life School with prayer, time, talents, and financial resources. All 3 churches unite to encourage the growth of ALL students, spiritually and academically. New member adult classes are available at each of the 3 churches for all who would like to join.

Children’s Ministries

The Timothy and St. Lucas congregations provide a Mothers’ Day Out program. The Ascension campus provides After-School care. Ask all three churches about Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.