Kindergarten Open House

We know choosing a school is such a vital decision for your child and for your entire family, and we want to be with you every step of the way as you walk through this next chapter of life!

Please join us for a safe event (socially distanced – details to come) and learn more about our school, our culture, our mission, and our values and why kindergarten at Word of Life Lutheran School can be a life changing experience for your child as they grow into who God has created them to be!

When: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 6535 Eichelberger, St. Louis, MO 63109
Questions? Contact Joel Akridge by EMAIL or 314-832-1244 ext. 112.

An Encouraging Word from Rev. Gerard Bolling

One of the many reasons Word of Life Lutheran School is such a special place is because of the relationships we have with so many wonderful churches and pastors. Rev. Gerard Bolling, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, has always been and continues to be such a loving supporter of our school. (His wife, Lorenda, is one of our awesome WOL PreK teachers at Timothy Lutheran Church!)

Please be encouraged by his words that were recently published to the blog of Concordia Publishing House. (CPH is the publisher of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod)

CLICK HERE to read Rev. Bolling’s post.

SAFETY PLAN & PROCEDURES (Updated September 9, 2020)


As you look over the following documents we hope you realize how much thought and care we put into these plans in order to serve our families.

If you are looking into Word of Life as an option for your student(s), please know we do all that we can to always serve the Lord and serve our families.

One thing we do want to keep in mind is that these plans are fluid.  There could be changes in the recommendations tomorrow, next week, or the day before the first day of school, and we must be aware and prepared for that possibility.  In addition, these plans are based on what we felt was best for the health and well-being of all of our students and staff.

  1. K-8 Re-Opening Plan and Procedures: This document indicates two levels of COVID-19 severity and the operations of the school in each.  We are currently planning to open under the procedures for “Level of Concern:  Low to Moderate Spread”.
  2. Preschool Procedures: This document explains the procedures in place at our PreK campuses (Timothy and St. Lucas).
  3. Remote Learning Plan (Option for K-8th Grade Students): As we know some families within our community may need or desire to have their children continue school from home, we have created a plan for this to happen alongside our Traditional In-School Model of instruction. This document more thoroughly describes this option.  However, parents must apply and agree to the plans and expectations.

Our prayers continue to be that we continue to have a great start to our school year!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 314-832-1244 or email us at

Reopening Plan & Procedures (K-8th grade): CLICK HERE 

Reopening Plan & Procedures (Preschool): CLICK HERE

Remote Learning: CLICK HERE

July 18th – Just Mercy – A Christian Response to Racism

Join us for a very special event: “Just Mercy – A Christian Response to Racism” on Saturday, July 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Word of Life Gymnasium.

We will be viewing the film “Just Mercy” followed by a discussion on racism and inequality in light of God’s Word, led by Rev. Gerard Bolling (staff member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North St. Louis) and Rev. Dr. Steve Schave (Director of LCMS Urban and Inner-City Mission).

Due to COVID-19, we will have very limited seating (100 person limit) in order to practice proper social distancing. Please use the following link to sign up: CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: Per the MPAA, this film is rated PG-13 for very intense scenes and strong language.

Social Distancing Precautions:
– please enter through the glass doors directly off the Word of Life school playground facing Eichelberger Street. Following the event, please exit through the rear of the gym and out the glass doors at the corner of Eichelberger Street and Jamieson Avenue.
-please wear a mask
-hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance
-chairs will be spaced appropriately in groups based on family unit in the sign up
-water fountains are not currently in use

If you prefer to not attend in person, but participate virtually, we invite you to watch the movie on your own device at home. Then please join us here on the Word of Life Facebook Page for a live stream of the post-movie discussion at approximately 7:30 pm. At that time, you will be welcome to ask questions and participate in the discussion. If you know of someone who would like to participate but is not a Facebook user, they will still be able to participate and utilize Facebook Live at

School Update from Principal Bergholt

Word of Life Family,

As many of you have heard, St. Louis City and St. Louis County Public schools have announced that they will be closed from March 18th through at least April 3rd.  I am sure this decision was not made lightly and with the intent to hopefully slow the spread of this virus. This is new territory for us all.

In light of this decision and the state’s recommendation to cancel group events with over 50 people in attendance, Word of Life will also be closed until at least April 3rd.  Any activities or sports planned during the time we are closed are also cancelled.  We will continue to monitor the recommendations of the CDC and SLPS as that date in April approaches.

At this time, I will be contacting our teachers to determine what is the best course of action for our WOL students in terms of at home or e-learning.  I ask for your patience as we determine this as we have several teachers who are currently on trips with their families.  I will communicate with grade levels as plans come into place. To assist our teachers though, it would be helpful for them to know what capabilities for e-learning you have in your household.  Please click this link to complete a very brief survey for our teachers.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to talk about social distancing. If we have to adjust our school/work lives because of this pandemic, we also need to adjust our social lives. This is unfortunately not going to be a typical Spring Break. If we have home and online learning and everyone is homebound, it negates the purpose of all precautionary measures if we still get together socially. We all have to be home, it is going to be ROUGH, but this cannot be treated as a snow day situation where we leave our homes. We have to help hold each other accountable. This is going to be a very difficult time! But this is the time to rely on God.  I Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” I am praying for all of you, as I always do, that you stay healthy from all illness. Thank you so much for your support during this ever changing time!


In Him,

Melissa Bergholt