Aiming for quality and continuous improvement

Accreditation of LCMS Kansas Schools

The Kansas District is currently exploring accreditation options for LCMS schools in Kansas. One of those options is National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA), based in St. Louis.

NLSA encourages and recognizes schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. The organization accredits 694 schools in the Synod that have chosen to undergo vigorous self-study and evaluation. Currently, there are more than 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools in the United States.

Terry Schmidt, Director of Schools for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, is the director of National Lutheran School Accreditation. Terry is continually working not only to improve the NLSA process but to also bring NLSA and other accrediting agencies into agreement so that it becomes easier for schools to be co-accredited.

Benefits of Accreditation

For more information about NLSA and Lutheran schools, visit the LuthEd site.

District Contacts

Jim Bradshaw
Assistant to the President for Educational Services
Fax: 785-357-5071

Tami Lierz
Administrative Assistant
785-357-4441 ext. 200
800-357-4421 ext. 200