at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Our School’s Mission & Vision

Christian Faith and Challenging Academics

The mission of Holy Cross Lutheran School is to provide a Christ-centered, nurturing ministry for children and their families, with an emphasis on academic excellence.


Holy Cross offers a Preschool ministry for children ages 2 through Pre-K.

“Train up the child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not part from it”.  Proverbs 22:6

Our Philosophy

We believe that a good beginning for every child is of great importance, and that our ministry is to serve both our students and their families. Parents have the primary responsibility and the privilege to provide Christian instruction and training for their children.  However, as a bridge ministry of the church, school can strengthen and support parents in this responsibility by assisting and nurturing the child in his spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs. Therefore, our school programs focus on partnering with parents for the total development of the individual child and on extending this ministry into the home and community.

In our efforts to meet this responsibility of total development for the child, we cannot separate the spiritual growth of the child from the total growth process. Therefore, the curriculum, activities, interpersonal relationships, and all aspects of the daily routine are Christ-centered.  As a result, the children will become well-rounded, Christian disciples who acknowledge the daily presence of Christ in their life, seek to share this knowledge with their family and others, and serve with Christian love.

Holy Cross places an emphasis on academic excellence and provides a challenging, yet flexible, curriculum to meet and exceed the standards of the State of Indiana and National Lutheran School Accreditation.  The curriculum takes into account the developmental level of children and recognizes the value of play and socialization in the learning process.  Our teachers are dedicated to providing academic excellence in an atmosphere of personal warmth and Christian love, recognizing the individuality of each child and nurturing a positive self-concept. The teachers believe that partnering with parents is critical to life long faith development and the education of each child.

Preschool Goals

Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool provides a fun, flexible, Christian atmosphere of teaching and learning experiences to enable children to:

  • Develop a strong, positive self-worth as a valued child of God.
  • Formulate social and emotional skills appropriate for home and school.
  • Develop cognitive and motor skills appropriate for each child through the philosophy that a child’s work is his play.
  • Initiate and Maintain spiritual growth through weekly Bible stories and daily intervention of activities with Jesus Christ as his Savior.


The curriculum is carefully planned to provide continuity and progressive development of the children. Children enrolled learn to feel good about themselves as they learn to work with others. The curriculum includes:

  • Bible Stories
  • Music and Rhythmic Movement
  • Art Activities
  • Reading and Math Readiness
  • Nature and Science Experiences
  • Alphabet and Numerical Activities
  • Motor Coordination
  • Language Development
  • Visual & Auditory
  • Perception Activities

Each day has a balance of free choice and group activity, quiet play and active play, indoor and outdoor play, and large and small muscle manipulation activities.