Lutheran Interparish School

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Lutheran Interparish School for my child(ren)’s education, when public schools are free?

Lutheran Interparish School not only has outstanding academics and extra-curricular programs, but we are also able to encourage the hearts of the children along with their minds. We recognize how critical it is to instill strong Christian values from a young age to build character, a strong work ethic, integrity, and caring hearts that will benefit them their entire lives. LIS is equipping children with the tools they need not only to be productive members of society, but to also fully utilize the talents and gifts God has given them.

Studies show that young children have very malleable minds. If we can teach them strong Christian values at an early age, they will be more likely to have greater success in school, a greater involvement in church later in life, and a decreased rate of civil offenses. LIS has daily religion classes to help grow children closer to Jesus and learn more about Him. Weekly Chapel is a time where students actively participate in worship and also have an opportunity to support missions and ministries around the world. Students are continuously challenged to serve by sending packages, gifts, offerings and prayers to people and soldiers in need. Children also serve by doing servant activities throughout the year at all grade levels.

LIS offers a close knit Christian community where staff and parents help and support each other. LIS fosters a strong family atmosphere through involvement in volunteerism and participation in a variety of school events and activities.

The staff of LIS values a healthy life style through an aggressive wellness policy. LIS has a full size gym that offers daily physical education classes to all students in grades kindergarten-8. The curriculum promotes health and wellness for life.

LIS is blessed by having its teachers meet daily to pray and study the word together every morning before school begins. Teachers at LIS are excited to share their faith and their love for the Lord. What a wonderful blessing to have a teacher who is committed to Christ teach and lead a child to grow strong spiritually, academically, socially, and physically, as well as in service and citizenship.

Does LIS follow state standards?

All curricula follow state standards, integrated with the Christian component. LIS is an independently accredited nonpublic school as determined by the Iowa State Board of Education.

LIS is accredited by National Lutheran Schools Accreditation—a ministry of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and meets or exceeds all educational rules and regulations for the state of Iowa..

Do you have bus service?

Bus service is provided free by Williamsburg Public Schools. For more information contact the WPS Transportation Director at 668-1050.

In order to operate a safe, efficient and economical transportation system, it is absolutely necessary that all passengers observe the following rules:

1) The bus driver may assign seats

2) Be courteous

3) No profanity

4) Do not eat or drink on the bus

5) Violence is prohibited

6) Remain seated and facing forward

7) No smoking

8) Keep your hands and head inside the bus

9) Do not destroy property

10) For your own safety, do not distract the driver, especially through misbehavior

Failure to follow these regulations may result in suspension from the school bus!