Striving for Academic Excellence

At Faribault Lutheran School, academic excellence is characterized by effective teaching provided by skilled and educated faculty. That teaching is directed toward all three domains of learning: the mind, the soul, and the body.

Twenty years ago, academic rigor was synonymous with difficult, challenging, and inscrutable learning. Our faculty strive to base their method and practice of teaching on how student success/learning actually happens, focusing less on difficulty for difficulty sake and, instead, focusing on:

  • Presenting learning with clarity in a classroom atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Challenging students with complex, real-life scenarios
  • Encouraging students to think and feel deeply
  • Ensuring that students, as lifelong learners, understand that what they learn will be lived out beyond the classroom and graduation
  • Providing interactive learning in which the student is involved in the research process

FLS has intentionally invested in its mission to provide students with deeper learning for greater wisdom. We continue to initiate new programs to ensure that mission will continue. To cultivate academic excellence, we have implemented the following:

  1. Empowering professors to teach in all three domains of learning: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor
  2. Providing ongoing faculty professional development in teaching methods and in standards of practice on a monthly and per semester basis
  3. Strengthening our core requirements, expanding the concentrations offered, and assessing student outcomes