NLSA Accreditation

Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool was presented with a plaque indicating their status as a newly reaccredited school from National Lutheran School Accreditation during worship on October 23.

Pictured is Jane Limback and Jim Bradshaw, representing National Lutheran Schools Accreditation, presenting the preschool staff with its certificate of accreditation through 2021.

What is National Lutheran School Accreditation?

*”National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement.

“It is completely voluntary and is available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations, or by a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or the Lutheran Church—Canada.

“NLSA serves a variety of levels of schools — early childhood, elementary and high schools and all combinations of the aforementioned.  It helps Lutheran schools evaluate their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. The standards and report forms are similar to other accrediting processes, both secular and religious.

“Benefits of Accreditation

  • Publicly acknowledges the quality of the school through an objective outside agency
  • Employs the expertise of an objective site visit team
  • Validates the mission of the school
  • Measures a school with a set of objective national standards
  • Examines the spiritual component of the school
  • Identifies and celebrates the strengths of the school
  • Pinpoints weaknesses for correction
  • Provides a solid foundation for faculty professional development
  • Provides accountability for the school, constituents, congregation, and school community
  • Provides the “blueprint” for school improvement for the next five years
  • Involves the support and involvement of a broad constituency
  • Provides the opportunity for public acknowledgement and celebration
  • Connects a school to a network of several hundred LCMS accredited schools”

* Quoted from https://www.lcms.org/schools.

NLSA Accreditation

Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool was presented with a plaque indicating their status as a newly accredited school from National Lutheran School Accreditation during worship on October 23.

Pictured is Jane Limback and Jim Bradshaw, representing National Lutheran Schools Accreditation, presented the preschool staff with its certificate of accreditation through 2021.

What is National Lutheran School Accreditation?

*”National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement.

“It is completely voluntary and is available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations, or by a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or the Lutheran Church—Canada.

“NLSA serves a variety of levels of schools — early childhood, elementary and high schools and all combinations of the aforementioned.  It helps Lutheran schools evaluate their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. The standards and report forms are similar to other accrediting processes, both secular and religious.

“Benefits of Accreditation

  • Publicly acknowledges the quality of the school through an objective outside agency
  • Employs the expertise of an objective site visit team
  • Validates the mission of the school
  • Measures a school with a set of objective national standards
  • Examines the spiritual component of the school
  • Identifies and celebrates the strengths of the school
  • Pinpoints weaknesses for correction
  • Provides a solid foundation for faculty professional development
  • Provides accountability for the school, constituents, congregation, and school community
  • Provides the “blueprint” for school improvement for the next five years
  • Involves the support and involvement of a broad constituency
  • Provides the opportunity for public acknowledgement and celebration
  • Connects a school to a network of several hundred LCMS accredited schools”

* Quoted from https://www.lcms.org/schools.