Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a Christian/Christ-centered school. It is dedicated to a quality education of God’s children and is concerned with all aspects of education, particularly Christian nurture. For this reason we feel that a religious philosophy should permeate all levels and facets of instruction. Specifically, GSLS is committed to the Christian heritage as grasped by the Lutheran Church. It is not a private school where religion is taught as an additional subject. Rather, GSLS provides a total Christian environment, which promotes the education of the hearts and souls, as well as the minds of its children. The additional strength of GSLS continues with a quality staff partnering with families to enhance the overall education of each child.
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Good Shepherd Lutheran CampusGood Shepherd Lutheran School is a Christian/Christ-centered school. It is dedicated to a quality education of God’s children and is concerned with all aspects of education, particularly Christian nurture.
Church BuildingThe main campus of Good Shepherd, located on the north side of Collinsville, consists of the church sanctuary which was dedicated in 1999 and the school which was completed in 2003. The two facilities are connected by an enclosed, windowed walkway. The church was established in 1959 and the school was established in 1984.
Church SanctuaryGood Shepherd Lutheran Church sanctuary is a contemporary design which can accommodate 450 people on the main level
and an additional 50 people in the balcony. A large narthex provides a place for members to socialize before and after services.
School chapel services are held in the sanctuary every Thursday. School music programs and graduation ceremonies are also celebrated in the Sanctuary.
Good Shepherd School LobbyThis spacious entrance provides a welcoming presence for families. The secured area has a locked entrance requiring visitors to buzz the main office prior to admittance. The parents of GSLS gather here before and after school which allows time to develop relationships with others. Student projects and school sponsored programs are also displayed in this area.
Primary Grade ClassroomsLocated in the lower level of the building, these bright classrooms are designed to promote a nurturing learning environment. They are equipped with computers, active boards, Apple TV and the students have access to iPads for various learning activites.
Middle Grade (4th-6th)ClassroomsLocated on the main floor, the middle grade 4-6 classrooms offer a spacious area for learning. All classrooms are equipped with modern technology including computers, active boards and Apple TV with iPads.
Jr High (7th-8th)ClassroomsThese classrooms are located on the main floor and offer the same technology as the other classrooms. In addition, the junior high students utilize a 1 to 1 iPad learning process. This method enables each student to have a school owned iPad for their personal use. The junior high students change classrooms and teachers
throughout the day.
Library Media CenterThe high-tech media center not only contains books for all levels but provides access to on-line article searches and recommended web research sites. The center has eight computers for student use along with an automated checkout system. Each class visits the library media center once a week.
Science LabThe Science Lab, located on the main level, is utilized by the students. This large classroom allows for hands-on learning which includes lessons on dissection as well as other science related experiments.
School CafeteriaGood Shepherd’s cafeteria, which was renovated in 2004, is located on the main level of the school. A hot lunch and alternate option, along with milk, are provided to students daily. Students can bring a lunch but every class eats in the cafeteria.
Music RoomThe lower level music room was designed especially for choir and full band rehearsals. Individual practice rooms are also available. If parents chose not to purchase instruments, Good Shepherd Lutheran School owns some instruments and also utilizes an outside company.
Art RoomStudents have a separate area away from their classrooms to work on art projects. The spacious art room is located in the lower level of the school. Art class is regularly scheduled and projects range from pencil drawings to pottery.
GymnasiumStudents use the well-maintained gymnasium for school assemblies, PE classes and sporting events. The regulation size gym has two adjoining locker rooms which are utilized by 5 – 8 grade students for PE class and sport teams. The pull-out bleachers can accommodate up to 600 spectators. The school musical, awards banquet and other large gatherings are also held here.
GSLS PlaygroundGSLS has two playgrounds to accommodate the needs of the students, allowing them to safely play with supervision. The recreation areas sit on a spacious tract at the back of the facility which includes space for baseball games, field days, PE classes and other outdoor activities.