Who Are We?

St. James Lutheran School is the mission of St. James Lutheran Church, member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Schools in the LCMS serve children in early childhood programs through grade 12 in over 1,900 schools nationwide and 3 schools internationally. Additionally, 9 colleges and universities operate to serve post secondary and graduate students across the nation. St. James has been serving the Greater Lafayette Area since 1851.

Find out more about our history in education and how we came to this location in the video below.

Why are we here?

With God as our foundation, we educate and equip for service, for Christ, the mind, heart, and spirit of the 21st century learner.

This vision statement also serves as our mission statement as we strive daily to share our Christian faith and love toward one another through Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, and lo, I AM with you always, to the end of the age.”


In a Christ-centered religiously integrated curriculum Lutheran schools meet or exceed state standards for high quality schools. Through National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA) schools complete a rigorous self-study, are reviewed by a team of peers and implement initiatives that provide a continuing program of excellence for students.

St. James Lutheran School is accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation and the State of Indiana.