Frequently Asked Questions
Are your students required to wear uniforms?
Yes. Gloria Dei Lutheran School has a school uniform policy. More information about school uniforms can be found in the school handbook.
What hours of the day is school in session? Is extended care available at your school?
School is in session Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am until 3:30pm unless otherwise highlighted by the school calendar. We do understand the busy schedules of our parents. For this reason, students may be dropped off at school and entered into the extended care program as early as 7:30AM on regular school days. Students may also remain in the after school program until 6:00PM.
What are the tuition rates for your school? Is financial aid available?
Tuition information can be found on the Admissions page. Financial aid is available to families who qualify.
I believe my child is more academically advanced than his or her peers and would like to see him or her in a higher grade level. Is that possible at Gloria Dei?
We strive to have an academically appropriate curriculum for every child enrolled in our school. One of the benefits of our mixed-grade classrooms is that they allow those who are advanced to glean from the older children's classes and those who are struggling to find ready help among the other children in their room. Our teachers work closely with each family to ensure that each child is being challenged, but not overwhelmed.
Do you have a year-round program?
No. We do not have a year-round program. Our school schedule runs from late August to early June.
Do families have to be members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to attend its school?
Certainly not. Gloria Dei Lutheran School exists as an extension of the church. Many members of Gloria Dei Church take advantage of its school; however, the excellent Christian education can be utilized by members of the community as well.
Parents of children who are not members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will have a meeting with Pastor Shrimpton to explain some of the religious instructions the children receive while attending our school. For families who are interested in further study may enroll in our Bible Information Class, which delves into the teachings found in the Bible. That class is offered free of charge and is provided as requested. Families who might interested in Gloria Dei as a church home should speak with Pastor Shrimpton.
What degrees do your teachers hold?
Anne Marquardt, our Kindergarten teacher, holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. Richard De Frain, our principal and 1st-6th Grade teacher holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. They received their bachelor degrees from Martin Luther College of New Ulm, Minnesota, which is the teacher and pastor training school of our church body, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Martin Luther College is an accredited institution of higher learning. Our teachers also take opportunities for professional development in the form of workshops, seminars, or advanced degree study.