• Educating our Children!
  • Yes! We have received Accreditation!


Our Clear Mission:

Celebrating God's gift of eternal life through Christ-centered, quality education.​

Educational Philosophy
St. Paul's Lutheran School is dedicated to a belief in the value of each individual as a child of God. We provide Christ centered, quality educational opportunities to help students achieve their potential to be life-long learners and to make positive contributions to their families, their communities and their churches.

Contact Us

Sedalia St. Paul's Lutheran School
701 S. Massachusetts
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone 6608261925
Fax 6608261925
Mobile 660-287-0673

Regular Schedule

  • Sunday worship in Chapel
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Church Worship service (more contemporary than Sunday morning)
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


  • St. Paul's Singers performing 11/11/15


    St. Paul's Singers perfromed at the Sedalia Lion's Club on Veteran's Day 2015.

  • St. Paul's gains accreditation, AGAIN!

    SEDALIA - St. Paul's Lutheran School in Sedalia recently received accreditation from the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) and renewed its National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) for another five years.

    Underlying all the reasons to seek accreditation is a basic desire on the part of St. Paul's Lutheran School to provide the best educational program for the students it serves. The accreditation process motivates St. Paul's to meet the standards of an excellent educational program. After the standards are met, an accredited school regularly conducts school self-evaluations, develops action plans, and continues to improve in terms of how it meets the educational needs of the community.

    MNSAA’s accreditation is based on a strong commitment to the growth and the school’s ability to demonstrate adherence to certain indicators or conditions that provide quality education. The NLSA encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous quality improvement.

    “It took a lot of work by many people to compile the required evaluations and reports for the accreditation process,” said John Nail, principal of St. Paul’s Lutheran School. “After the reports were submitted a team of six individuals from outside the school came and spent two days verifying the report, making observations and talking with students, parents, instructors, and staff. We are a better school because of the time we took to evaluate every facet of our operation and develop improvement strategies.

    “The education the children at our school receive is unique in that the curriculum across all subjects is based on the Christian world view that God created the world. The Bible is a true historical text and scientific inquiry supports the Christian world view,” said Nail.


    For more information about St. Paul’s Lutheran School, go towww.sedaliastpauls.org___ or call (660) 826-1925.


  • St. Paul's has so much to offer!

    St. Paul's has so much to offer!
    - Weekly Chapel Services
    - Small class size: current average is 14 students per classroom
    - A growing school library
    - Climate controlled classrooms
    - An enclosed and secure playground attached to the gymnasium
    - A ten computer lab with high-speed internet, supervised by staff.

  • Tuition Rates for 2015-2016

    The School Board approved the tuition rates for 2015-2016 School Year at the December meeting.

    School Year 2015-2016


    TUITION AND OTHER FEES (rev. Dec 2014)

    Registration fees are to be fully paid by August 1st and are non-refundable (except in the case of over-filling a class) Anyone paying tuition in full prior to the beginning of the first day of classes will receive a 3% discount. The privilege of a student’s continued enrollment may be forfeited if an account becomes delinquent. Final report cards, transcripts, and all records may be withheld for anyone whose tuition and other fees are not paid in full. Payments are made through FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT.

    The following fee structure has been adopted for the 2015-2016 school year:


    The total cost for the year for a child’s education at St. Paul’s is around $5,000.  (Depending on the number of students)  The Sedalia public schools spend about $8,000 per student. Your tax dollars help fund the public schools.  The members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sedalia help fund St. Paul’s Lutheran School.  


    Single Pay - 3% discount


    PK Rate - $3060 /year (all PK students)


    Community Rates K-8:                                      LCMS Church members rate K-8:

    1st Child -  $ 2600/year ($260/mo)            1st child - $ 2040/year ($204/mo)

    2nd Child-  $ 2080/year ($208/mo)            2nd child -$ 1630/ year ($163/mo)

    3rd Child - $ 1560/year ($156/mo)           3rd child -$1220/year ($122/mo)

    4th Child - $1040/year ($104/mo)                     4th child - $820/ year ($82/mo)

    5th Child- $520/ year ($52/mo)                 5th child -$410/year ($41/ mo)


    Other Fees other than tuition are paid by all families.

    Registration (all students) - $100 (non-refundable) - (administrative costs of the school.)

    Books and materials ( K-8) $200/child -(textbooks, workbooks, printer supplies)

    Technology fee (K-8) $50/child - (computers and maintenance of all technology. )

    Need help with tuition? Ask for an application from the school secretary.


    Sedalia St. Paul's Lutheran School has implemented a new electronic payment system to make it easier on our parents and our faculty.  Click here for the link.

  • BJU PRESS and Lutheran Curriculum

    Why we use BJU Press materials in our school

    Lutheran Schools and BJU Press curricular materials: An Ideal Match. Why?


    1.  Ideal Integration of Faith and Learning

    If you are using secular texts and are relying on your teachers to bring your Biblical world view to bear on each subject, consider:

    • Are all teachers really doing this?
    • How deep do teachers go with faith integration?
    • Do teachers have the time or expertise to achieve significant levels of integration on a consistent basis?
    • All of the products of secular publishers reflect a humanist viewpoint.
    • There is an increasing concern among Lutheran educators that their efforts are being undermined by the use of secular texts.

    Why struggle to use curricular tools which fight the Lutheran teacher at every turn? As a matter of principle, every BJU Press textbook is written from a distinctively Biblical viewpoint and aims to present each discipline through the lens of Scripture.

    2.  Ideal Consistency with Doctrinal Position

    If you are going to use Christian materials, you must be careful to choose that which does not conflict with Lutheran doctrine. All core educational disciplines can be taught with confidence in any Lutheran school using BJU Press materials. In fact, Lutheran administrators are turning to BJU Press because of its faithfulness to Scripture.

    3.  Ideal Modern, Up-to-date Pedagogy

    BJU Press applies a consistently high standard to each textbook. Relying upon extensive current research as well as seasoned university educational faculty, the authors and editorial staff constantly review and upgrade their curricular material to reflect trustworthy, effective pedagogy. The authors’ research takes into consideration national standards in each discipline to make sure their scope and sequence reflects adequate and age-appropriate preparation of students for testing as well as transition to other schools.

    4. Ideal Materials for Developing Critical Thinking

    BJU Press material challenges students to think by constantly asking them questions based on a critically incremental taxonomy. Material is presented with an emphasis on understanding. BJU Press textbooks help develop understanding with inductive teaching, hands-on learning, and probing questions. Teaching for critical thinking is an integral part of every discipline at every level, Kindergarten through grade 12. Students are taught to use discernment and to consider values when confronted with conflict. Teaching must go beyond knowing facts and processes.

    5. Ideally Suitable for Quality and Interest

    BJU Press texts include colorful pages, real-life applications, and special case studies. Lessons are interactive. Teachers are given resources to meet all the learning styles. When a student enjoys his schooling, he will develop both social and academic skills and learn how to cultivate his God-given talents to their fullest potential. School is interesting, relevant, and fun for students and teachers!

    Michael Healan, Ed.D., Educational Consultant, Precept Marketing Group

    Phone 920.540.4015   Fax 866.636.0942       Email mhealan@preceptmarketing.com

  • Wonderful video about Private Education

    Click here to view a wonderful Youtube video about Christian Education

   November 2015   

Upcoming Events



7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
A pastor led Bible study for men. Breakfast and Bible Study. All men welcome.


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
A pastor led Bible study for men. Breakfast and Bible Study. All men welcome.
Chess Club
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3pm-4pm (K-8th grade) The child needs to know the rules of the game to join.


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
A pastor led Bible study for men. Breakfast and Bible Study. All men welcome.
Chess Club
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3pm-4pm (K-8th grade) The child needs to know the rules of the game to join.
School Board
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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