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School History

"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:10

Martin Luther considered this verse a mandate for educating the young. He said:

Now if we had nothing more than this one verse where Christ lets us know how much His heavenly Father is concerned about the young folks, we ought to conclude that among all good works there is none greater or better than to train young people properly.

Luther and his companions worked to foster schools across Germany after the Reformation advising all that "we must spare no diligence, time, or cost in teaching and educating our children, that they may serve God and the world.

Thus, began the great tradition of Lutheran education. Wherever Lutherans founded churches, they opened schools. The earliest Lutheran schools in America were opened in the 1600s. The oldest school still in continuous operation opened in Manhattan in 1752. Lutheran schools make up the largest number of Protestant schools in the United States and the second largest number of private schools. Our school is one of over 1400 Lutheran schools in America, and one of over 130 in the State of Texas.

Our Savior has kept that tradition for 60 years. Since 1946, Our Savior Lutheran School has served the Houston community as a ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

From 1946 to 1996, Our Savior was located at 4425 North Shepherd Dr. In 1997, the school opened its doors at our present location at 5000 W. Tidwell.

Throughout the years, Our Savior has offered the community and the students that came through its doors a quality academic and spiritual education. We cherish our heritage of Lutheran and classical education.