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Our Story

In 1997, parents and church members in the Cedar Valley responded to surveys regarding their desire for a Lutheran High School. Based on parental and community concerns, Lutheran churches in the area organized the Eastern Iowa Lutheran High School Association to oversee the establishment of schools as needed. Over the years, this group raised funds in support of Valley Lutheran High School which opened in a satellite location in 2003 while construction began on the current Valley school building. In 2004, Valley Lutheran opened the doors to its first high school classes. The Valley Lutheran Middle School was added in 2006 and in the fall of 2012, Valley Lutheran School expanded its mission to include elementary grades when asked to continue the legacy of Lutheran Elementary education when Immanuel Lutheran School closed that previous spring. This afforded families the opportunity to seek quality Christian education in one building for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Valley Lutheran School, located in the heart of Cedar Falls, welcomes students from towns across the Cedar Valley. VLS enrolls students in grades Kindergarten through 12 from diverse Christian faith traditions who desire spiritual, academic and co-curricular growth in a safe environment. Valley provides students with a well-rounded Christian education including a full curriculum of core courses, and college preparatory education. Valley Lutheran School motivates and challenges each student to grow and succeed. Families choose Valley as an alternative to public education, as we educate children, not only academically, spiritually and emotionally, but also through the love of Jesus Christ.

Why parents choose Valley Lutheran School

Mission Statement

By the Grace of God, Valley Lutheran School strives to inspire students by strengthening faith in Christ, pursuing academic excellence and preparing hearts for service.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to set the standard for excellence and innovation in Christian Education.

History is important to Valley Lutheran School. The logo shown above was designed long before the school building was erected. From the beginning, Christ and His love have always been the center of our mission.


Now, as time has passed Christ is still the center of Valley’s mission, but it is also important that we go out and share His love. This command given to us by God is illustrated in the new logo with the right side of the “V” reaching out. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19