Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be Christian to attend?
No. CLHS is open to all applicants. Yet, CLHS is a school which is faith-based and approaches all aspects of
its operation from a Christian worldview.

Why are you called Lutheran? Do you have to be Lutheran to attend?
CLHS is an association school that has been formed by six Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations
and teaches from an LCMS perspective, but Calvary is open to all applicants. Students and families of all
faiths are welcome and invited to be a part of our family.

How much does it cost to attend CLHS?
The 2017-2018 tuition rate for students from the association congregations is $5,800. The tuition rate for community
students is $6,500 during the 2017-2018 school  year. The association congregational financial commitments assist in offsetting their congregational student’s tuition cost resulting in the differing tuition rates.

Does CLHS offer financial assistance?
Our philosophy includes the concept that no family sincerely desiring a Christ-centered education for their
child(ren) should be denied this opportunity simply because of their family situation. Accordingly, we have
developed a tuition grant program whereby families with demonstrated financial need may apply and receive a
grant to cover the difference between the tuition and the amount they could reasonably be expected to pay.

Is the school accredited?
Calvary is unconditionally accredited by National Lutheran Schools Accrediting Association (NLSA) and
Missouri Non-Public School Accreditation. NLSA accreditation meets or exceeds requirements of Missouri Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education.

Do you have a dress code for the students?
Yes. CLHS’s student dress code is best described as “business casual.” Students’ attire affects their productivity and their approach to academic endeavors. The complete dress code is in the student handbook which can be downloaded from the CLHS website. Students are not required to wear uniforms.

How accessible is the teaching staff to students and parents?
CLHS’s faculty is one of its best assets. Teachers are available for students before and after school. They work very hard to make sure their students succeed. Communication between teachers and parents is highly encouraged. Working together with parents enables the teachers to meet student’s needs.

What is the average class size?
The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. Class size depends on the level of the class, as higher level courses tend to have fewer students, while introductory classes have more.