Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Growing in grace and knowledge


Grace-Filled Environment, Green Space, Small Class Sizes, Robotics team, spanish

Good Shepherd Lutheran School exists to provide excellence in education so that each student is prepared for both academic excellence and guided in spiritual development. Our unique class setting allows for students to work in a gospel-filled environment with kids of different ages. Students understand they are unique and loved, each with a variety of gifts and talents. These talents can be brought together for hands-on team projects and learning. Students learn with individualized instruction and are encouraged to excel academically. In a multi-grade classroom, it is easy for students to achieve above their typical grade level if they are ready to. Our K-8 School is located at our Cedar Rapids location.

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what do parents and students love about good Shepherd?

  • Gospel-focused encouraging environment
  • Individualized instruction
  • Small teacher to student ratio
  • Family-focused Christian community
  • Hands-on science projects for all ages
  • Lego League robotics team
  • Multi-age team projects
  • Chromebooks, smartboard, and other technology
  • Spanish language integrated throughout the classroom
  • Multi-purpose room (gym) for activity in any weather
  • School library to support our love of reading!
  • Fun playground and tons of greenspace that we explore
  • Playgroup for younger siblings and connecting with other families
  • We have a generous scholarship program available.
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robotics team

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on.

In 2016, our team enjoyed winning the Best Robot Design Award at our competition in Davenport, IA!


The Spanish program is once a week and is target language using hands on activities, songs and movement in order to foster vocabulary, comprehension, communication and cultural understanding in Spanish.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School currently uses CPI-1 guidelines with an Iowa Licensed Teacher. Should you choose, you are able to access dual enrollment with the public school in your district for supplemental programming and extracurriculars. Alumni have gone on to achieve high honors in high school and were well prepared for college success.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is also a part of WELS Lutheran Schools, a national network of private schools. Through this network we have access to a wealth of educational experience, helping us continue to build and improve our program into the future. We take advantage of the opportunity to have an experienced supervising principal audit our program and offer guidance.

Good Shepherd benefits from having a pastor on staff. This brings Christian encouragement, training, and counseling to students and parents. Pastor is also able to connect Good Shepherd families with a variety of supports for raising children through our church's ministry. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church members have access to licensed counselors through Christian Family Solutions, an essential help for many families. Pastor Nelson is a strong advocate for the safety of children and healthy relationships on campus and in our community.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This is a multi-generational congregation with many young families with children that live throughout the corridor. In addition to our K-8 school, our Christian educational program includes Little Lambs Playgroup, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. 

It is our mission to reach out with the Gospel to the world, but especially in Cedar Rapids and the corridor. We are moving towards a multi-site ministry and have begun connecting with our neighbors in North Liberty through playgroups and bible study. We hope to begin a worship location there in the future.

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