Concordia Lutheran Church plans to add elementary schools | Local education


Stephanie Prochaska, left, member of the Lutheran Academy project steering committee at Concordia; Kristi Ott, teacher at the Concordia Lutheran Preschool; and Marifaith Mueller, also a member of the Academy’s steering committee, show a leaflet with information about the primary school.



GENESEO – A governing committee of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo is studying the possibility of opening a parish school, the Concordia Lutheran Academy, to provide classical Christian education to elementary school students.

The committee will distribute an online community survey to gather feedback from parents and gauge potential interest in the new school. The survey is available at

A community forum will be held at the church in January. Babysitting service will be available during the meeting, which will be announced at a later date.

A final vote on the opening of the proposed school will be taken at the church voters meeting, which will be held after the community forum.

An eight-member church steering committee is compiling information on funding, facilities, and faculty to present to the church’s constituents meeting in January.

Information received indicated that a classical elementary school in Concordia would provide an ongoing outreach mission to current Concordia Preschool families and the community.

Richard McMullen, president of the church, said: “Concordia planned a parish school in 1972 when it added the educational unit to the church building. Our ancestors had this dream – maybe we can make it come true. “


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