First Grade


Zion Lutheran School is a place for learning and working  within a Christian environment. This means our Christian staff teaches Christ- Centered values through activities and planned experiences. A Christian school plays an important role in a child’s early education, because it strengthens and supports the parenting process.

We are a Christian school providing a nurturing atmosphere for your child. We strive for developmentally appropriate practices in all of our learning activities. Jesus is the Master Teacher. His love and forgiveness is portrayed throughout our educational experiences.

 1st Graders AT ZION:

  • Experience Jesus’ Love
  • Learn to read
  • Learn Math skills
  • Experience Science
  • Story Writing
  • Field Trips
  • Learn through Music
  • Create with Art

WHAT DO 1st Graders LEARN?

Religion: Bible stories, memory work, church history, and Christian Doctrine

Language Arts: Reading, literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting

Math: Number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability

Phys. Ed: Motor skills and physical health

Science: General science, introduction to biological science; earth science and physical science

Social Studies: History (Indiana & United States), world geography, government, and cultures

Computer: Keyboarding skills, proficiency in word documents, excel spreadsheets, slide presentations and internet usage


  • A child entering our First grade program must be 6 years old by August 1st of the year they are enrolled.
  • Registration can be made on our Registration/Information Night on February 1, 2022 starting at 6:30 pm. Staff members will be present to answer questions and give tours of the facilities. Or anytime by contacting the school office.
  • If there are any special needs to be considered when class assignments are made, parents need to have a 1-on-1 discussion with the ZLS Principal by no later than May 2022. While consideration will be given to these requests, please remember that there are no automatic guarantees.


Go to the Info Tab, Document Library, and School Information for a list of our program fees and tuition costs or contact our school office at 812-522-5911  with further questions.

Tuition Fees are annual amounts; however, for the convenience of our school families, payments can be made over eight months (September-April) of the school year.  First Grade tuition assistance is provided for students who are members of Zion, Immanuel, Redeemer, Emanuel and Peace congregations. The amount paid is determined by the respective churches. 

Scholarship Information:

School Choice Voucher:

Lutheran Scholarship Grant Organization: