John Christman
John ChristmanExecutive Director
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 22:31-32

Welcome to Calvary Lutheran High School, where we are building Christian leaders! By partnering with families at the intersection of education and faith development, Calvary is a relational Christian community, engaging the world as servant leaders.

For 15 years, Calvary Lutheran High School has specialized in providing a high quality academic and Christ-centered experience to our students and their families. Our relationship-driven school sets us apart from others in mid-Missouri and makes the Calvary experience unique and memorable. Often times we refer to the “Calvary family.”

We endeavor to prepare our students to engage the world with a dynamic combination of faith and knowledge. Students are equipped in these areas inside and outside the classroom. Calvary students have opportunities to benefit from a smaller student-teacher ratio, but also through many extra-curricular sports, fine arts and activities. Having opportunities to develop as well-rounded individuals now prepares them to be more versatile as 21st century disciples of Jesus Christ.

You are invited to learn more about the distinction of Calvary. Explore our website, follow us on social media, visit our campus… experience what it means to “Be a Lion!”

Forward in Faith,

John Christman

Executive Director


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    Do you have to be Christian to attend?2018-07-12T14:33:10-05:00

    No. Calvary Lutheran High School 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?2018-07-12T14:34:00-05:00

    Calvary Lutheran High School is governed by the Lutheran High School Association of Mid-Missouri, which is comprised of a group of local Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations and whose representatives and delegates serve on this governing body.  While we teach from an LCMS perspective, Calvary Lutheran is open to all applicants. Students and families of all faiths are welcome and invited to be a part of our family.

    Does Calvary Lutheran High School offer financial assistance or aid?2018-07-12T14:36:42-05:00

    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 Calvary Lutheran High School accredited?2018-07-12T14:38:55-05:00

    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.

    Is there a dress code?2018-07-12T14:41:06-05:00

    Yes. Calvary Lutheran High School’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 available within the student handbook which can be found HERE (Need Link – resources page?). Students are not required to wear uniforms.

    How accessible is the teaching staff to students and parents?2018-07-12T14:42:38-05:00

    Calvary Lutheran High School’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?2018-07-12T14:44:15-05:00

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

    How much does it cost to attend Calvary Lutheran High School?2023-03-10T15:07:10-06:00

    The 2023-2024 tuition rate for students from the association congregations is $6,950. The tuition rate for community students is $7,650 during the 2023-2024 school year. The association congregational financial commitments assist in offsetting their congregational student’s tuition cost resulting in the differing tuition rates.


    Calvary Lutheran High School exists for the purpose of providing Christian secondary education to students from all backgrounds.  We admit students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin and we extend the same administration, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletics, and other school administered programs to all students.

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