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Rochester Central Lutheran School



Grounded in Grace, Formed in Faith,

Committed to Learning for Life

Nearly 400 students call RCLS their educational home, and as you will see and hear on campus, they love it here!

A Christian school in Rochester, Minnesota that is grounded in the truth of Scripture, RCLS offers an excellent private education from preschool to middle school in southeast Minnesota.

We provide a distinctive, independent education in Rochester. With preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school programs, RCLS is the only Christian school of its kind in Rochester. Students find a structured educational environment at RCLS, where foundational learning, individual instruction, and whole-child education together give shape to the curriculum and teaching methods. They find faith and friendship here, as well, for grace abounds in these classrooms and in this school community. 

RCLS is a special place. Read on to find out what makes this school distinctive, and find out how to be a part of what makes us so very special. There is a place for your family here!

Principal talking to studentsWelcome from the Principal

Students at music concertRCLS at a Glance

Boys holding Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God signs in Christmas programMission & Core Values

US flag and Lutheran flagNot a Lutheran?

Holy Cross church sanctuaryHistory & Beliefs

Girl playing in snowExtended School-day Care

Boy writing at deskBobcat Blog

Two boys playing trumpetsNews & Social Media

Teacher talking to two studentsFaculty & Staff