By Jan McMorris
Deciding your children’s education from kindergarten through high school is an important and individual decision for all parents. Fortunately, there are many options families may choose, including homeschooling, Christian school, and public school, each having its own pros and cons.
Our family has benefited from each of these options during the course of the education of our children: David, now 21 yrs., Katie 19 yrs., John 15 yrs., and Paul 12 yrs. old. Our experiences at St. Paul have been excellent, and I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting a solid education based on a Christian foundation, in a warm, caring environment.
As with any family, our children are each different, so their educational experiences have not been identical. We chose to home school David and Katie through 8th grade. Then, David attended Washtenaw Christian Academy for high school, and Katie attended Saline High School.
In 2007 we felt God calling us out of homeschooling. After much prayer, we enrolled John and Paul at St. Paul in 2009, starting 6th and 3rd grade, respectively.
As with any family, our children are each different, so their educational experiences have not been identical.
There are many aspects of St. Paul I appreciate. Before enrolling the boys, we met with Principal Brad Massey. He was warm and welcoming, and clearly cares deeply about his students. Once at St. Paul, it was apparent the “feel” of the school is a reflection of Mr. Massey’s care and commitment, which is also evident in each of the teachers.
Mr. Massey intentionally learns the name of every student and parent, greeting them each morning and while directing after school pick-up. We quickly felt a part of this caring community of families and staff who are fully invested in providing exceptional Christian education.
Academically, St. Paul is excellent. While home schooling, I chose our curriculum each year, so I could readily evaluate it. I’ve found St. Paul provides a strong foundation in each subject, utilizing a variety of well-chosen curricula. Additionally, good writing skills are taught and incorporated across subjects in each grade, which I believe to be a crucial skill.
We’ve found teachers approachable to both students and parents, and they’re passionate about their profession. Teachers use many creative and varied approaches to learning that have been fun and educational for our boys.
We quickly felt a part of this caring community of families and staff who are fully invested in providing exceptional Christian education.
Transitioning to Saline High School, John (10th grade) felt his education at St. Paul thoroughly prepared him for the academic environment. He was either on par or above his peers academically, especially in math, English, and writing ability. We’ve found nothing lacking in his preparation, making the transition to high school very smooth.
Our experiences at St. Paul have been excellent, and I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting a solid education based on a Christian foundation, in a warm, caring environment.
Our family continues to value being part of St. Paul! While their academic excellence is important to us, we also value the caring community of believers. The teachers and staff are committed and invested in each student and openly share their faith.
St. Paul has been a wonderful blessing for our family, and I highly recommend this school to anyone desiring a strong Christian education in a caring environment.
Join us at St. Paul Lutheran School for our spring OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, March 22, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. St. Paul is a preschool through 8th grade LCMS school that offers an outstanding academic experience and a solid foundation for faith learning. Come tour our beautiful campus, meet our caring and highly qualified teachers, speak with parents, and learn what St. Paul School has to offer, including one of the last 1/2 day kindergarten programs in the area. No appointment is necessary.