About Lutheran South Unity School

Lutheran South Unity School is a Kindergarten through Grade 8 Elementary and Middle School which operates independently under the guidance of the Lutheran South Association, Inc., which is a mission effort of Bethlehem Lutheran Church (S. Anthony Blvd.), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (Reservation Dr.), Peace Lutheran Church (Fairfield Ave.), and Zion Lutheran Church (Hanna St.). The school cooperates with the Indiana District of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Schools Partnership, and The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, yet is not overseen by these entities.

The curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where the child is also surrounded by Christian love, forgiveness and reconciliation, Christ-centered worldview, hope-filled future orientation, and biblical truth. At Lutheran South Unity, we are attempting to "teach as Jesus did."

Our curriculum is consistent with the State of Indiana guidelines and Indiana State Standards are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas. The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We strive to offer a program which makes use of many sources of reading material, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools, significant connections to real-world application of their learning, active learning, and a multi-text approach to the content areas.

See Full School History in the Appendix starting on page 59.

Mission Statement of Lutheran Unity South School

Lutheran South Unity School provides a quality education in a loving, caring, Christ-centered community. LSUS partners with families to support students’ growth into the men and women God intends for them to be.

Core Values:

  • God created all people with the capacity to learn. After the fall of man into sin, the capacity to learn, while tainted with the effects of sin, provides the opportunity for faith to grow as the Word of God is heard, read, and used throughout one’s life.
  • Families provide children with their primary learning environments.
  • All students can learn that which is needed for them to become effective citizens.
  • LSUS values safety, respect, and responsibility as primary qualities of an effective school community.

Learning is a process of overcoming mistakes or obstacles while growing cognitive capacity.

Philosophy Synopsis

(complete philosophy is in Appendix Pg. 64)

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. “ - Proverbs 22:6