Who We Are

St. Paul is a Lutheran parochial school in St. Joseph Missouri.

At St. Paul we are committed to offering quality care and education to your children. You can find our mission and vision statements here.

Why Pick a Lutheran School?

Lutheran schools…

  • Are driven by a commitment to the Gospel and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and families.

  • Meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels.

  • Help to develop a minimum of 30 developmental assets in children.

  • Have educators who model visionary leadership. They practice stewardship of resources, build up others and empathize with others.

  • Have educators who model servant leadership. Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? (Robert Greenleaf)

The LCMS Lutheran School system includes more than 1,200 early childhood centers and preschools are operated by congregations and Christian day schools within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. More than 87,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to 5 years of age, are involved in these programs.

Additionally, LCMS Lutheran congregations operate 880 elementary schools which serve approximately 113,000 students. More than 650 early childhood centers and elementary schools are accredited under the National Lutheran School Accreditation program.


St. Paul’s staff is committed to Raising up our students in Christ and preparing them for their Lives. Our educators model spiritual leadership. They study God’s Word, share their personal faith story, apply Law and Gospel appropriately, exhibit a passion for ministry, act courageously, equip God’s people for service, care for others, demonstrate integrity, and pray. You can learn more about our staff and contact them through our staff page, here.

School Board

St. Paul Lutheran is governed by board members who clearly understand their roles and focus on the vision and board policies that effectively govern the operation of the school.