Zion Lutheran School is committed to a rigorous curriculum that challenges each individual student. Ask any educator, and you’ll hear that every single child brings a unique learning style to the classroom. At ZLS, we know children develop different skills at different times, and it is very important to us to meet them where they are and to help prepare them to be successful for the rest of their lives.
Spiritually, we nurture the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective and enjoy activities that include daily classroom prayer, Bible readings and religion classes (Jesus time for our littlest Lions), as well as school wide chapel services, Faith Family formation and devotions.
Technology is integrated into our daily work at Zion. We are 1:1 with iPads, and as a Google for Education School, we are 1:1 with Chromebooks for all 5th-8th graders. We have additional computer resources available to offer Chromebooks for 2-4th grade as well when needed and appropriate.
All ZLS students receive instruction in core subjects such as math, reading, and English. We also offer science, social studies, literature, as well as certain electives for middle school and junior high.
Subject matter experiences and instructional activities vary from grade level to grade level. We use Concordia Publishing House for religion, McGraw Hill for science and social studies, Go Math (Common Core) and Shurley English curriculums.
The Wolf Family
Zion Lutheran School has been an outstanding place for our children to learn and grow! The Zion highlights that are important to our family include: 1. Exceptional curriculum taught in a small class setting 2. Extracurricular offerings including sports, choir, and chess club 3. Religious education and weekly chapel visits 4. Opportunities for parents to volunteer… Read more “The Wolf Family”
The Harper Family
There’s a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”! As a retired military family, we were well aware of our need for a dependable support system. Faith, family, and friends sums up how we live our lives and with Zion we discovered that we had been led to an educational institution in… Read more “The Harper Family”
Crystal Dallas – mom of two Zion Lions
“Our children’s education is very important to us. We wanted a school that would nurture their mind, body and spirit. Before visiting Zion Lutheran School, we conducted extensive research and visited several other area schools. We attended an open house event at Zion Lutheran School and there was just a feeling of belonging…”
Kristi Edwards and her daughter, Kinsley
I chose Zion for my daughter because I wanted her to follow in my footsteps, I too was a Zion student. I wanted her to be in a school environment that was loving, caring and safe; a school that is Christ centered and committed to planting and nurturing a Christian lifestyle…
Eric and Kayla Pounds – parents of four Zion Lions and one alum
“We are a military family with 5 children, so to be honest, the reason we chose Zion isn’t why we stayed. Zion offered a one-stop drop-off for all our children, which was extremely convenient. However, when we saw that the staff and teachers truly manifested their personal and organizational center in Christ, we could not put a price on this incredible blessing…”
Tricia Burge – mom of current Zion Lion and one ZLS alum
“Our family chose Zion Lutheran School because of its long history of providing a high quality, affordable education coupled with a Christ-centered approach to teaching not just an engaging and challenging curriculum, but also wholly dedicated to reinforcing strong morals and values. And we could not be more pleased with our choice…”
Jennika Denery, mom of one Zion Lion
“We are so thankful to be part of Zion! We chose Zion because the peace of our child is our top priority, and Zion brings solid education with foundational truth which encourages peace in her life and the lives of all Zion students…”
Lance and Michelle Rensing, family with two Zion Lions
“Our family moved from Florida and a small charter school to Belleville and a year of public school. Public school was not conducive to our son’s learning style or challenge level. Our niece attended Zion from preschool through 8th grade and had nothing but positive things to say about attending Zion. We chose Zion after we toured the school with our son and talked with teachers and students…”
Phallisha Curtis, mom of one Zion Lion
“Our son has attended Zion since pre-school and he is now in junior high. We chose Zion based upon the recommendation of family friends whose children attended Zion. We liked the pre-school, before and after school child care, academic and extra-curricular options all grounded in Christian love…”
Suzanne Bollmeier – mom of two Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we were interested in a school that provides not only excellent academic offerings, but also a strong Lutheran foundation…”
The Roderick Family! Dad, Joe, mom, Nicole and son, Hudson
We chose Zion back in 2017 when looking for a preK for our son. It was important to us that he receives a Christian education in a loving environment. The love and education he has been given these past 5 years at Zion is more than we could have imagined. The small class sizes are a… Read more “The Roderick Family! Dad, Joe, mom, Nicole and son, Hudson”
Becky Bertram, mom of three Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we wanted our kids to go to a school where they would be encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, and where each of our three children could receive a unique education, tailored to their individual needs…”
The Seaman Family
Our son began attending Zion in fifth grade and although he was the “new kid” the Zion community immediately demonstrated Christian values as he was welcomed warmly by students, teachers, and administrators. As parents, we are impressed by the cohesive curriculum that is aligned across lessons and subject areas designed to provide depth, spark curiosity,… Read more “The Seaman Family”
Lynae (Mathews) Hoercher, Teacher at Zion and Alum
“My name is Lynae Hoercher and my Zion story is very special to me. I grew up going to Zion Church where every Sunday was a family affair. My grandparents, aunt and uncle, cousins and my immediate family have all attended church at Zion and/or went to school here…”
Kelly Skaff, mom of four Zion Lions and one alum
“When our oldest child was starting Kindergarten, we chose Zion for the small class sizes. At that time, we had no idea we were also becoming part of a wonderful community. Zion has given our children challenging academics, the opportunity to play team sports, a great music program including band, choir, and private music lessons, and enriching opportunities for public speaking through plays and leading chapel. Most importantly, Zion has helped our children build a strong faith foundation…”