Tuition fees for the 2020-21 school term are as follows:

  • $75 Non-refundable Registration Fee for each student if paid by May 1, 2020 ($125 per student if paid AFTER May 1, 2020).

  • $75 Non-refundable Registration Fee for each NEW student.

  • Member: $1,400 per year for the first child, $1,200 per year for the second child, $1,000 per year for the third child, $850 per year for the fourth child.

  • Community: $2,625 per year for the first child, $2,250 per year for the second child, $1,850 per year for the third child, $1,000 per year for the fourth child.

  • Non-members of sister LCMS (without a Christian Day School) receive a 25% discount.

  • All first-time students (kindergarten and transfer students) receive a 10% discount.

  • Financial Aid based on need is available. For more information, contact Dean Scheele at (320) 864-3317 or dscheele@firstglencoe.org

  • Parents may pay by means of electronic transfer. This option requires contacting the Business Manager Debi Ramirez at the First Lutheran Church Office, or by emailing her at dramirez@firstglencoe.org.







 Enrollment/Re-Enrollment 2019-20

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Membership at First Lutheran: This means that one or both parents and the children are members of First Ev. Lutheran Church. You may become a member by transferring your membership from another congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

If you are not a member of an LCMS congregation, and wish to become a member of First Lutheran, please contact the church office. Membership classes are offered several times a year.

Arrangements for payment are made at the school office with the principal. A Student Aid Fund exists for families needing assistance.

For more information, please contact the school office, (320) 864-3317.


First Ev. Lutheran School offers subjects commonly taught at the kindergarten, elementary, and junior high levels.

Kindergarten through fourth grade are basically self-contained. In grades 5-8, departmental teaching is done in math, science, English, social studies, and physical education.

All the courses taught meet the educational requirements of the State of Minnesota and the Glencoe-Silver Lake Public School District. Graduates are admitted to high schools on the same basis as those who graduate from the public schools.

In keeping with the philosophy of the school, all subjects are taught in the light of God’s Word. 

All students enrolled at First Lutheran take both the confirmation and the homeroom religion classes during 7th and 8th grade during the school day, although being confirmed at First Lutheran Church is a decision made by the student and parent.  

Each child takes part in daily devotions, weekly chapel services and other religious projects.

Qualified teachers who have been trained in accredited teacher’s colleges staff the school. 
Another strength of the school’s curriculum is its on-going review and updating of the school’s curriculum. The faculty studies an area of the academic program each year and then adopts new materials that fit the school’s aims and objectives. Normally, the subjects are updated in a six-year cycle, more frequently if needed. Ipads and Chromebooks are utilized in all classrooms. Through a textbook loan program to students, we are able to maintain an academic program of excellent quality taught in a Christian environment.
The areas of learning are:

RELIGION – Worship, Bible Study, Catechism, Church History, Life of Christ, Christian Doctrine, Confirmation Instruction, and Church Liturgy.
SOCIAL STUDIES – geography, citizenship, American History, government, current events, and community life.
LANGUAGE ARTS – phonics, English, grammar, spelling, literature, handwriting, speaking, creative writing, and listening.
GENERAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER – the physical world, physiology, plant and animal life, human anatomy, astronomy, ecology, energy, and computer programming.
MATHEMATICS – fundamental concepts, general math, basic computation, functional math, algebra, and geometry.
WRITING – note taking, summarizing, style, narrative stories, creative, essay and critique.
FINE ARTS – singing, choirs, band, music, art appreciation, drawing, sketching, painting, and crafts.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH – physical fitness, game knowledge, rhythm skills, first aid, sportsmanship, and team games.

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Lab New Fall 2019