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History:

Founded in 1980 as an important mission of Memorial Lutheran Church to educate children in the congregation and in the community

Grade Levels:

Infants through the 8th grade

School Hours:

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, with extended childcare hours 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Class Ratios:

Infant Program Ratios

(6 weeks-11 months) – 4:1

(12 -18 months) – 5:1

(18 -23 months) - 9:1

The above ratios are often lower, as we have teacher assistants in the classrooms

Early Childhood Ratios

Early Start 1 (turning 2 Sept - Mar) - 9:1

Early Start 2 (2 by August) – 11:1 

Preschool 3 – 13:1 

Pre-K 4 – 14:1 

The above ratios are often lower as there are teacher assistants in the classrooms

Kindergarten – 10:1

Elementary – 16:1 

Middle School – 16:1

Accreditation:

National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Commission (NLSA Informationand CCLE (Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education. (www.ccle.org

Memberships:

Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS, www.houstonprivateschools.org), Educational Records Bureau (ERB www.erblearn.org), and National Junior Honor Society of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

A diverse community

  • The Memorial Lutheran School student body represents over 15 countries including: Italy, France, Austria, Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Norway, Germany, Australia, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, and of course the U.S.
  • The diversity of the many different faiths is evident throughout our student body - only 16% of our students are Lutheran, with the remaining children being members of many different church bodies and faiths

Academic excellence, small classes and a challenging curriculum

  • MLS students compete in various academic competitions that include: Academic Quest for middle school, National Latin Exam, Debate, Bible Bowl, and spelling and geography bees
  • Technology includes One-to-One Chromebooks for middle school, iPad and computer labs, and interactive white boards in all classrooms
  • High School-level science and math are offered in the 8th grade, and advanced Latin is also offered
  • MLS graduates are accepted into many wonderful high schools. Recent high school acceptances include Lutheran High North, St. Agnes Academy, St. Thomas' Episcopal, Houston Christian High School, Awty International School, St. John XXIIl College Preparatory, The Village School, and Incarnate Word Academy

Developing Christian Character

  • Infant through 8th grade students attend chapel and receive daily Christian teaching
  • Students and families participate in community outreach activities including: yearly chapel offerings that benefit both local and global charities, food and toy drives that benefit West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) and opportunities to help our church’s blind outreach mission and Nicaraguan mission
  • Our headmaster, faculty, and staff teach children to love their neighbor and respect one another

Enrichment opportunities in Art, Music, Debate and Athletics

  • All students participate in music and art as a part of the curriculum
  • Orchestra is offered as an elective in 1st – 4th grade; strings or band are required in 5th – 8th grade, violin
  • Students participate in several concerts each year
  • Music electives for middle school include choir (Schola Cantorum), chimes, and hand bells
  • An art show in the Spring showcases the many styles and talents of our elementary and middle school students
  • Debate is offered in middle school with participation in several debate and oratory competitions 
  • Students in 4th - 8th  grade may participate in volleyball, soccer, track, and basketball; girls in 5th - 8th grade may join cheerleading
  • After school opportunities include Soccer Shots, dance classes, gymnastics, debate, and private music and art lessons
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