"Since, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things."
Colossians 3:1-2

Philosophy Statement


We know that children learn through play.   We provide opportunities daily for each child to stretch and grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially through the work of play.  Together God can use us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6.

The philosophy of our school includes the following intentions:

Ø   To assist parents with the spiritual training of their child.

Ø    To assist the child in developing a positive adjustment from home to school life, and in preparing each child for a happy and well-balanced adjustment      to future school life.

Ø    to encourage each child to think and act independently while also learning to live in harmony with others.

Ø    to promote an environment which fosters their worth as a Child of God.

Ø    to provide challenges at the child’s level without fear of pressure and/or failure.

Ø    to help each child develop creative abilities by providing materials and experiences for such activities.

Ø    to broaden each child’s interests and open many “doors of learning” for them.

Ø    to provide opportunities daily for each child to stretch and grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially through play.

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.  Fred Rogers

Your child’s education is a cooperative effort between the home and the school.  Therefore, we invite you to help us in making the early educational experiences of your child more effective as, together, we try to understand and help him/her grow and develop in happy, healthy ways.  We trust that these experiences may be as delightful to you as we hope to make them for your child.



St. Thomas Lutheran School
21211 Detroit Rd | Rocky River, OH 44116 | Phone: 440.331.4426 | Fax: 440.331.2681 | Email: SchoolOffice@stls.net