About

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a safe, healthy, and nurturing Christian environment that thoroughly reflects the school’s mission and vision. Our school’s environment is characterized by a respect for differences, trust, caring, professionalism, support, and high expectations for each student we enroll.

Our Vision

Reach Up in Christ,
Reach In with Christ,
Reach Out through Christ

Our Mission

Parents, teachers, staff, and church members are joined together in partnership to educate students academically, spiritually, socially, and physically in a Christ-centered environment.

Our Student Learner Outcomes

Good Shepherd Lutheran Students Are:

  • Reaching out as loving and caring Christians.
    • Contributing citizens to church, community, and country.
  • Embracing and Exhibiting God’s love through the teachings of Jesus Christ
    • Growing relationships within the GSLS family based on a strong foundation of faith in God.
  • Academically prepared for the next level of education
    • Exhibiting confidence in using technology
    • Thinking critically
    • Communicating effectively
    • Working collaboratively
  • Confident in their God-given talents
    • Developing and growing in their talents and abilities
  • Honoring and respecting themselves and others
    • Accepting and appreciating different cultures as children of God
    • Learning how to embody Christian character

Our History

In 1978, three Lutheran churches in Simi Valley (Trinity – LCMS, Our Savior – ELCA, and Our Redeemer – ALC) had a dream to start a Christian School in Simi Valley. Each congregation provided three representatives and their pastors as a steering committee. They met monthly, did research, looked at needs and demographics, and sought resources and consultants. With passion, commitment and the congregations’ hard work, their dream of a school became a reality in September 1979 and initially, Good Shepherd Lutheran School opened with grades K – 2. Over the years the school has grown, reaching up to grades K-9 in the 1985-86 school year. The ten-classroom school operated between all 3 church campuses.

Two of the three church bodies combined in 2008 resulting in the collaboration between Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) and, a newly named, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (ELCA). GSLS remained a collaboration between these two churches until December 2016.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is now an independent outreach of Trinity Lutheran Church. Good Shepherd Lutheran School currently has Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes all located on the Trinity Lutheran Church campus.

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