Advent Lutheran Adding Both Grades One and Two This School Year • Current Edition
As the back-to-school season is in full swing, Advent Lutheran School, 11250 N. Michigan Rd., is gearing up for its first day on August 24. This year, the school will welcome students from kindergarten to second grade.
The school, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Advent Church in Zionsville, previously only offered preschool and kindergarten options. The school is expected to eventually benefit learners ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.
“It will be a while before we get to eighth grade, but that’s the goal,” said school principal Reverend Aaron Schultz.
Advent Lutheran plans to eventually expand to eighth grade by adding a new school year.
Schultz said Advent Lutheran emphasizes classical Christian education.
“It’s the best approach to education,” Schultz said.
Before founding the school, Schultz was a teacher for 10 years. Five of those years were spent at the Immanuel Lutheran School in Alexandria, Virginia, which has a similar educational model to Advent Lutheran.
Schultz said today’s academic environment is primarily concerned with ensuring students achieve financial success later in life. While Schultz wants students to succeed, he also wants them to grow as learners and individuals.
“We develop learners to love learning for the rest of their lives,” Schultz said.
Schultz said Advent Lutheran students follow a curriculum that includes classic literature, grammar and math. He said the school would explore incorporating more Latin as it adds additional grade levels. The school also emphasizes a low-tech approach. Schultz said the focus on technology can lead to passive learning.
Schultz’s goal for the Advent Lutheran is that the school will eventually have its own building outside of the church.
“It’s going to happen at some point,” Schultz said.
To learn more, visit adventlutheran.org/advent-school/.