Salem’s goal is to develop independent, successful, life-long learners. Students will be well grounded in Christ to make strong, godly decisions and well rounded to meet life’s challenges. Serving God with their unique gifts and abilities develops self worth and confidence. A safe and healthy learning environment stimulates the willingness to take risks and fosters life-long learning.
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with each other and others.
Developing strong character by modeling Christ-like behavior.
Empowering and equipping students to become servant leaders.
Salem Lutheran School provides a safe environment in which to learn and grow. Current research has proven what we already knew – that a safe, structured, nurturing and predictable environment in which a child feels secure, sets the stage for optimal learning.
Faith, ethics and leadership drive our efforts. We strive to provide our student body with a foundation of faith in a triune God, examples of Christian ethics within the school environment and the working community. We make it a top priority to offer opportunities for leadership roles at all grade levels as practice for real life situations.
Integrating faith and technology into our everyday world helps us meet the students where they are. Intentionally developing skills of collaboration, focus, creativity, writing, project-based learning and critical thinking helps the students develop both individually and as a group. Using research-based strategies to engage our students in their learning has proven to be overwhelmingly successful as our eighth graders enter high school. Our goal is to create successful, independent life-long learners.
RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
In 2007, Salem Lutheran School was awarded by the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C., as a National Blue Ribbon Recipient. Five years of documented test scores above the 90th percentile school wide in math and reading, a balanced curriculum, and successful strategies for all students to learn led to this prestigious award.
NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRINCIPAL
DR. MARY BETH GAERTNER
In 2012, Salem Lutheran School’s Director, Dr. Mary Beth Gaertner, was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Arlington, Virginia. School leadership in developing a climate where all students can be successful, providing programs using research-based strategies to benefit all types of learners and establishing a positive communication model to develop the relationship between parents and teachers were established under her leadership.
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION
In 2018 Salem Lutheran School was named a National School of Distinction by the National Lutheran School Association in St. Louis, Missouri. Salem was 1 of 5 schools in the nation to receive this award. Based upon the identification of best practices used by Salem, this award now gives way to published articles and webinars to help other schools improve their practices. Best practices identified by two visiting accreditation teams included:
- Salem’s “Way to Go” strategy for developing a positive communication strategy between parents and teachers.
- Creating strong relationships between the community of Tomball and Salem Lutheran School.
- Implementation of STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) in after school programs for academic growth
- Salem’s approach to creating servant leaders by mentoring students and providing real opportunities to practice them.