Programs

Our strong educational program will prepare our students for each level of education as they progress throughout the years through our diverse curriculum that includes Language Arts, Math, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Art, Technology, and Physical Education.

Educational Programs

GSLS is excited to partner with parents, teachers, staff, church members and our school’s community to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere in a loving Christ-centered environment.  Our students participate in weekly chapels based on Scripture and have ample opportunities to reach out as loving Christians and serve others in need – VC (Foster) Kids, For the Troops, Homeless Feedings, and Simi Valley Animal Shelter to name a few. They also are able to participate in a variety of events such as the yearly Christian Musical, Culture Day, Science Fair, Dr. Seuss Reading Day, Spirit Week, Grandparents Day, and Field Trips. We are optimistic that with a strong faith in Jesus Christ as our Good Shepherd we can do anything!

Music

All GSLS students are taught that their talents and abilities are gifts from God. A yearly musical or talent show, which includes everyone in grades K – 8, gives the opportunity for students to develop their talents through singing, acting, and dance. Weekly music classes are taught by a music teacher who helps the children explore and appreciate the different elements of music and performance.

Art

The goal of the program is to teach every child how to express himself/herself through art. This demands that the students learn to see and experience the world in a different way.

The language of art, like the language of words, requires the learning of skills and concepts that will allow the free flow of expression. We utilize the ARTS ATTACK curriculum as a guide for art instruction, while also fostering each student’s individual creativity as they learn about the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space.

Spanish

Good Shepherd’s Spanish program develops language acquisition skills, broadens the cultural horizons of our students, and prepares students with skills that will help them find success in the future. The study of the Spanish language and cultures is intrinsically valuable, and it also facilitates a better appreciation and understanding for one’s own language and culture.

Technology

We know that technology is a necessity in the modern world. At Good Shepherd Lutheran School we aim to guide our students and prepare them for that reality, all while maintaining a healthy balance. GSLS uses the integration of technology to supplement and enhance instruction with a range of tools. All grades incorporate tech to varying degrees, with 1st grade utilizing Fire tablets and grades 2 and up using their own Chromebooks.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a secure wifi-enabled campus.

Religion

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is represented by students of many faiths. Approx. 50% represent over 12 other congregations and some students do not have a church home.

GSLS is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. We have daily religion classes, and start each day with all students gathered together for opening prayer. Religion classes give our students the opportunity to share their faith. The Biblical curriculum for Kindergarten through 8th grade is One In Christ from Concordia Publishing House.

On Wednesdays, the preschool students join our K-8 students for morning chapel. All family members and friends are invited to join us at 8:30 each Wednesday morning. The pastor oversees and regularly participates in this service by sharing the message. Students in the middle school are provided leadership and technician opportunities during this service.

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Physical Education

The GSLS physical education program provides students with foundational skills and habits for a healthy lifestyle. Students engage in a wide variety of individual, cooperative, as well as competitive activities in a nurturing environment. As they develop an understanding and confidence in their own physical abilities as well as their interpersonal skills.

Community Service

Community service projects are an important part of teaching our students to be successful members of the community. Throughout the year, we participate in various events that give back. Students are often inspired with the desire to help others when they learn about the different needs of people around us.

After-School Care

GSLS offers a structured before and after school care program (SAC). The hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Two adult staff members help with homework, read to the children, and run activities such as arts and crafts, games, and fun on the playground!

Summer Camp

Camp Trinity is a summer camp ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. The program runs Monday through Friday beginning on June 10th and running through August 13th. Multiple options are available for families from individual weekly sessions to the whole summer.

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