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Rochester Central Lutheran School


Mission & Core Values

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Rochester Central Lutheran School is a Preschool-Grade 8 school. In ministry with Family of Christ, Grace, Holy Cross, and Trinty Lutheran Churches in Rochester, Minnesota, our purpose is to provide an excellent Christian education for Rochester-area students. We believe education is best carried out when the whole child is educated, so we serve to nurture students academically, artistically, physically, socially, and spiritually.


Grounded in Grace, Formed in Faith, and Committed to Learning for Life


Grounded in Grace
In an environment that fosters grace, students learn that they are valued, loved, and forgiven. 

The outcome? 

RCLS produces children who are confident, respectful, and kind. 

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Formed in Faith
Faith in Jesus Christ is inherent to whom we are and informs what we do and how we do it.

The outcome? 

RCLS produces youth who see purpose and plan in the world and for their lives.

Committed to Learning for Life
RCLS seeks to foster a love of learning, to educate the whole child, and to encourage students to create, not just consume or recycle.

The outcome? 

RCLS produces well-rounded students with a strong work ethic, a sense for their strengths, and an ability to lead themselves and others inside and outside the classroom. 

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RCLS's guiding principles shape our students.