Zion Lutheran Church, by opening a Lutheran Day School in 1981 and offering its parishioners and to the community-at-large the alternative of private Christian education, became part of a long and distinguished heritage in education. This heritage can be traced back to 1640, when Lutherans who had immigrated to the New World established the first Lutheran school in what is now the state of Delaware.
From the beginning, Lutherans in America moved forward with a strong emphasis on education. Quality Christian education is such a vital part of the Lutheran heritage that the ebb and flow of time and the winds of change never wear it away.
Zion Lutheran School and Preschool started as a step of faith by the people of Zion Lutheran Church in 1981. Beginning with a preschool program, the school has grown to include Kindergarten through grade 5. Zion uses multi-grade classrooms in grades 1-5. This arrangement permits individualized attention by the teacher, grouping by ability in nearly all subjects, peer-tutoring, expression of love and care between pupils, reinforcement of knowledge and continuity between pupil and teacher. Research demonstrates that pupils of such classrooms are prepared as well as, if not better than their peers in single grade classrooms. Zion Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, creed and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.