At St. Thomas Lutheran Early Childhood Center, we are committed to providing a distinctive Christian education. Our primary purpose is to be a help to our parents as we work together to develop Christ-like attitudes, habits, and skills in the students which are essential to becoming a Christian example to those around them. We could not accomplish this without the help of our Lord and the skill and dedication of our staff.

St. Thomas Lutheran Early Childhood Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and Meets or Exceeds Standards.

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School Calendar

Our school year mirrors that of the Rocky River City School District.

Mission Statement

Walk along side families to encourage a love of learning while sharing the love of Jesus.
3 John:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Love Learning~Love Jesus

Philosophy Statement

We know that children learn through play. We provide opportunities daily for each child to stretch and grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially through the work of play. Together God can use us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

The philosophy of our school includes the following intentions:

  • To assist parents with the spiritual training of their child.
  • To assist the child in developing a positive adjustment from home to school life, and in preparing each child for a happy and well-balanced adjustment to future school life.
  • To encourage each child to think and act independently while also learning to live in harmony with others.
  • To promote an environment which fosters their worth as a Child of God.
  • To provide challenges at the child’s level without fear of pressure and/or failure.
  • To help each child develop creative abilities by providing materials and experiences for such activities.
  • To broaden each child’s interests and open many “doors of learning” for them.
  • To provide opportunities daily for each child to stretch and grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially through play.

Your child’s education is a cooperative effort between the home and the school. Therefore, we invite you to help us in making the early educational experiences of your child more effective as, together, we try to understand and help him/her grow and develop in happy, healthy ways. We trust that these experiences may be as delightful to you as we hope to make them for your child.


"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."

Fred Rogers


St. Thomas Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national,
and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities
generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin
in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered

Adopted by the St. Thomas Board of Directors, 5/15/2023.