Thank you for visiting our web site and showing an interest in Lutheran South Unity School. We are confident you will find Lutheran South Unity School to be an outstanding provider of an excellent competitive education. We have both the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and the State of Indiana Accreditation. Our ISTEP scores consistently reflect our commitment to providing excellence in education.
Our goal is to provide the highest level of education coupled with a caring Christian environment in which your child will grow in knowledge and wisdom. Teachers and staff eagerly partner with parents to create an environment where children grow, thrive, and are nourished in their faith in Jesus.
We encourage all those who are interested in enrolling their child in Lutheran South UnitySchool to contact the school office. A friendly staff member or principal will be delighted to schedule an appointment to answer your questions, escort you on a tour of our wonderful school, and provide you with our introduction and enrollment packages. Please feel free to call the school office during regular business hours. (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Lutheran South Unity School admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Parents who enroll their child in Lutheran South Unity School agree to work faithfully toward meeting the following expectations:
Set an Example - The greatest advantage a child can have is a parent who displays a fine Christian lifestyle. Without this, the efforts of the school are at a great disadvantage.
Cooperation - Collaboration with teachers and administrators in the education of your child is essential. Raising a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is a substantial parental responsibility. Lutheran South Unity School can provide the valuable tools of a Christian environment and quality education, but does not take sole responsibility for raising the child. Parental cooperation, collaboration, and responsibility are indispensable.
Involvement - The backbone of Lutheran South Unity School is a nucleus of parents who care and participate in activities which affect their children.
Encouragement - Every student has good and bad times during the course of the year. By encouraging children to overcome difficulties, rather than avoiding them, parents help to inculcate Christian values and moral standards which will stay with children as they grow into adulthood.
Consultations - Good communication between parent and teacher is essential. Formal conferences are scheduled twice during each school year and all parents are expected to attend. We encourage teachers and parents to contact each other at any time through the year to discuss any concerns that may arise.
Worship - Family worship is one of the most important responsibilities a parent has. Regular church attendance and worship in the home are vital parts of a child's Christian education and faith in Jesus.
Financial Support - Lutheran South Unity School provides a wonderful opportunity for children to receive a superb education in a Christian environment. We expect parents to honor their financial obligations to both the school and their church. Parents show good stewardship by contributing faithfully to their church and paying school fees in a timely manner.
LSUS is open to any family in the community who supports the school’s mission and willingly accepts LSUS’s expectations of parents and students. All students must participate fully in religion classes and all church-related school activities. LSUS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and all school-administered programs.
LSUS may limit enrollments when specific class sizes have been reached.
Parents enrolling their child(ren) for the first time must participate in an interview with the principal and a teacher before their application will be considered; the child(ren) must receive a complete physical and dental examination, and must undergo cognitive testing by LSUS. Parents must declare any special needs of their child(ren). If the child(ren) was/were previously enrolled in another school, parents are to bring prior-year report cards and a referral from the previous school, in order to insure that LSUS can meet the educational needs of the child(ren).
The following grade level maximums were established: Kindergarten - 24 students; Grades 1-7 - 27 students; and, Grade 8 (for 2011-12 only) limited to those students who were enrolled in the LSUS 7th grade in 2010-11.
The number of voucher students accepted will be in accordance with the state
law. The law states that the number of voucher-eligible students accepted may be
equal to the number of openings in the specific grade in which that student
would be enrolled.
Voucher students will be accepted on a nine-week trial basis, with the possibility of an extension for the rest of the school year.
Children entering kindergarten must have reached the age of five (5) before July 1 the year they enter school.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Vouchers + Free and Reduced Lunch Program
This is a federal program that offers much more for families financially than the title suggests. Please contact the LSUS school office if you would like details. It is an effective tool! As of July 18, 2011, parents may apply online at this link:
Paper versions will be available AFTER this date as well.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW that it's not just about meal prices. The School Scholarship Choice (voucher) program utilizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program as a qualifier regarding income.
DID YOU KNOW that the full advantage of the voucher program for each student in grades 1-12 is worth over $50,000 to attend the non-public school of your choice? This assumes the family's income remains fully eligible for all 12 years.
Kindergarten and first grade students have another option as well for entering our school with some financial help. Just ask!
We at Lutheran South Unity pray for you as you discern what is best for your child. If we can be of any help at all, please contact us.
Mary Ann Oberholtzer, principal