On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the Board of Directors of Mayer Lutheran High School voted unanimously to add grades six through eight beginning with the 2024-25 school year. The board’s recommendation was then unanimously approved by the Mayer Lutheran Delegates’ Assembly on February 20th. The new school will make Mayer Lutheran the only sixth through twelfth grade school in in the Twin Cities west metropolitan area.
The new Mayer Lutheran Middle School will hold classes on the current campus of Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, MN, forty-five minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. It will emphasize a unique approach to educating middle school-aged students that is developmentally appropriate while providing many offerings that will challenge their heart, mind, and spirit. The new school will further the mission of Mayer Lutheran in preparing the next generation of Christian leaders.
Mayer Lutheran has plans to hire a founding principal, teachers with middle school experience, and support staff; develop a dynamic curriculum; form age-appropriate policies; and renovate three classrooms and an office to meet the needs of the middle school students. Mayer Lutheran Middle School will sponsor a host of co-curricular activities in music, drama, STEM, and sports. The school’s expanded campus enables ample classroom space for the new school.
“We are excited to offer another Christian educational opportunity to the families in the west metro,” shared Board Chair, Pete Studer. “We have talked about this idea for a while and felt this was the best time to add the middle school grades to our outstanding high school. It will be an asset to our community.”
“Adding a middle school to our campus has been part of our conversations at Mayer Lutheran for almost twenty years,” added Executive Director, Joel Landskroener. “The goal of the school is to accentuate our mission of preparing Christian leaders to kids in the younger grades. We have served high school students for sixty-two years and it is now time to add the middle school to our ministry. We have amazing facilities and outstanding people who will teach our new, younger scholars. I cannot wait for the fall of 2024 when we will have our first students!”
For more information on Mayer Lutheran Middle School, contact Mayer Lutheran Executive Director Joel Landskroener at 952-657-2251, ext 1007 or by email at email@example.com.