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A Brief History of
Our Savior Lutheran School

Honoring our heritage by teaching the future.

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Our Savior Lutheran School opened as an education ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church in 1990. This was a continuation of the work of Martin Luther School before it. 


Lutheran education has had a long and rich history in Louisville. Its constitution, over the years, has been the result of the area’s Lutheran congregations working together. Lutheran day schools have been operating in Louisville for over 125 years. Concordia Lutheran Church was the forerunner by establishing its school in 1883. Later, both Redeemer Lutheran Church and Pilgrim Lutheran Church started their own schools.

After a number of school mergers to meet the changing community needs, Martin Luther School was established in 1952, and moved to Gardiner Lane, next to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in 1957. Martin Luther School was operated by the Lutheran Education Association formed by five area Lutheran churches including Our Savior Lutheran Church.

While Martin Luther School closed in 1990, Our Savior Lutheran School is continuing to provide quality Christian education in Louisville. In fact, Our Savior Lutheran School is but one of more than 1,200 Early Childhood Centers, 800 Lutheran elementary schools and 130 high schools operated in North America and internationally by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). All together, the educational ministry of the LCMS comprises the largest parochial system in the United States, second only to the Catholic Church. 

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