Academics

100_7712Dubuque Lutheran School (DLS) offers a complete kindergarten through fifth grade academic program that includes:

  • Art
  • Choir / Spring Musical
  • Computer Skills (Technology)
  • Field Trips
  • Health
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Religion / Chapel (on Wednesdays)
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education

For detailed explanation of sample curriculum, instruction, and assessment for DLS students, click on the following links (last year’s curriculum):  Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Dubuque Lutheran School is open to any family in the community desiring a Christ-centered education for their child.

School meets from Monday through Friday, 8:30–3:30 p.m.

chartDubuque Lutheran School . . .

  • families are thrilled with the trained & experienced teachers, well-equipped facilities, outstanding curriculum, and proven academic results.
  • is an exceptional place where your child will excel academically within a secure Christian environment.
  • collaborates with local Universities & Colleges.  The low student-to-teacher ratio (currently an average of 14 students per classroom), allows for more effective, personalized instruction.
  • consistently ranks in the highest level of academics in Iowa.
  • embraces technology and its advancements.
  • is devoted to a curricular growth mindset (continuing education for teachers).

DLS has earned NLSA (National Lutheran School Accreditation). Also learn about Seven Accreditation Standards for Lutheran Schools.


Homeschool Academy

Homeschool Academy allows homeschooled students to participate in classes where additional students are beneficial in the learning process.  Class options include music, PE, and technology. Dubuque Lutheran School offers a part-time, Christ-centered enrichment program for homeschool children in grades K–5! For complete details, check out the Homeschool Academy Flyer.

  • Available Monday through Friday, 12:45–3:30 p.m.
  • 2-day and 3-day options are also available. Tuition: $800/semester
  • Call for more details:  563.588.0614

Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

sheepDubuque Lutheran School shares facilities with Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool.  If you have 3 or 4 or 5-year-old children, we highly and enthusiastically recommend this preschool. The preschool is dedicated to providing children with Early Childhood experiences to supplement those learned at home. The preschool offers young children a Christian setting in which to grow, learn, and develop physically, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Visit the Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool website (www.orlpreschool.org) for more information.