F.A.Q.

What is the class size at FLS?

Class sizes at FLS remain relatively small. Class sizes average between 16 and 25 students per class.

How is religion taught?

All grades have religion instruction as part of the curriculum. Starting in kindergarten, our teachers work with parents to help students memorize and understand the meaning of a new bible verse each week. All grades also attend chapel once a week on Wednesdays. Student participate in religion class where they learn about God’s word, the Catechism and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ.  We also incorporate hymns and Christian music into our fine arts programming.

What is tuition?

Tuition is set by the FLS Board of Directors each year. Thanks to the ministry of our two partner congregations, Trinity and Peace, we are able to keep tuition costs low. Current tuition costs reflect less than half of the true cost of educating a student. Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $3,375 per student. There is also a registration fee and technology fee per student. Please visit the tuition information page HERE.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes, tuition assistance is available. Thanks to individual and business donations as well as the generous support of our churches, FLS offers tutition assistance for families through a program called TADS. TADS is an independent system that factors in a variety of things towards a family’s need for assistance.

What activities can my child participate in?

FLS has a variety of extra curriculuar activities for students including: sports (volleyball, basketball, cheerleading) as well as cooperative sports with Faribault Public Schools. There are also sports available through Faribault Parks and Recreation. Students can also participate in music including choir, handbells, tone chimes and band. Band is offered cooperatively through Bethlehem Academy and begins in 5th grade.

Do I need to be Lutheran to attend FLS?

FLS is open to every child and family regardless of religion. All students participate in learning about the Christian faith. We encourage our families to visit our partner churches and find out if they may be a right fit for their family.

Can I schedule a tour of the school?

Yes! We welcome any tour requests for interested families. Tours can be arranged by contacting the school at 507.334.7982.

What time does school start?

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. School doors open at 7:45 a.m. Students should be picked up by 3:10 p.m.

Is after school care available?

FLS offers both before and after school care as part of our FLS Plus program. There is a separate form and schedule to be completed for enrolling families. Fees are billed monthly for the program.

Before and after school care for students attending FLS is provided through FLS PLUS. FLS PLUS utilizes a daily schedule that includes daily homework work time with assistance as needed, snack for after school, and supervised play time.

Families are required to enroll a minimum of 3 days a week for either before or after school care.

  • Registration fee $25 (paid annually, per family)
  • AM (6:45am-7:45am) $6 per day
  • PM (3pm-5:30pm)  $8 per day
  • Full Non-School Day (up to 10 hours) $35

Additional fees apply if attending on a non-enrollment day

  • Registration Form
  • Policy Manual/Handbook (download coming soon)
  • Fee Schedule (download coming soon)

Is there a student dress code?

There is a student dress code, outlined in the parent/student handbook. Students are expected to follow the dress code. However, uniforms are not required as part of attending FLS.

How do I sign my child up for hot lunches?

Each family has a hot lunch account that they can deposit money into. Lunches are then deducted from this account balance. A lunch menu is sent home at the beginning of each month or can be found on our website. If your child does not like a lunch option, they may bring a cold lunch from home.

What is the snack cart?

Families can choose to pay $45 per semester (twice a year) to have the option of their child choosing a provided snack from the snack cart at school, rather than bringing a snack from home for snack time.

What information does my child need for kindergarten?

Children entering kindergarten need to have an early childhood screening completed and sent to the school prior to starting. Children entering kindergarten also need a copy of their immunization records sent to the school prior to starting.