Our mission is Everyone prepared! Everyone saved! Faith is the largest Lutheran school in the United States and the largest non-public school in the state of Nevada. This year, we serve 1,800 students in grades 6-12.
I have great respect for the parents who choose to send their children to our school. The financial sacrifices they make to ensure their children are in an exemplary school are admirable. Our parents realize that the investment they make in their child's spiritual, academic, and extra-curricular lives will have an impact that will last a lifetime - and into eternity. Faith Lutheran is a safe, outstanding school. We are not simply a private school; we are a CHRISTian school. Daily, students learn about and experience the love and grace that God has for us through our Savior Jesus Christ.
97 percent of our high school's Class of 2016 are in college; 93% of them are in four year colleges and universities. Together, the Class of 2016 was accepted into 255 different colleges and universities including Concordia, Auburn, Baylor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Boston College, NYU, Loyola Marymount, Penn State, Cal Berkley, UCLA, USC, Colorado School of Mines, Pepperdine, Princeton, Purdue, TCU, Colorado, Rochester, Syracuse, Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Seton Hall, Oregon, Notre Dame, Marquette, LSU, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, and Arizona - just to name a few. The Class of 2016 secured MORE THAN 9 MILLION DOLLARS IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS. In the past five years, Faith graduates have been accepted into a staggering 423 different colleges and universities. The average ACT score for the Class of 2016 was 24. Our SAT averages for the Class of 2016 were 549 in Critical Reading, 555 in Math, and 541 in Writing. Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses strengthen our college-prep curriculum. In grades 6, 7, and 8 our Middle School boasts Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores in the 90th percentile compared to other schools nationwide. Advanced classes bolster a rigorous curriculum. More than 80% of our middle school students make Faith Lutheran their high school of choice; that seamless transition allows us to serve students and families for up to seven years.
We believe that student involvement on campus after school is a vital part of the Faith Lutheran experience. Our middle school offers several drama performances each year, choir, band, handbells, football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, dance, wrestling, basketball, track, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and lacrosse. Our high school offers choir, band, handbells, drama, football, volleyball, cross country, golf, cheerleading, dance, tennis, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, golf, track, swimming, and lacrosse. Additionally, many clubs and activities, which are located under the "Student Life" tab on our homepage, exist for our Middle School and High School students. There is indeed something for everyone at Faith Lutheran.
While stats are impressive, it's the stories of the lives that have been changed, enriched, and blessed that inspire families from around the valley to attend Faith Lutheran this year. We love welcoming new families into the Faith Family!
We invite you to visit our dynamic campus at any time. We plan to build ten more classrooms for the start of the 2017-2018 school year as we continue to BUILD FAITH, and in the next twenty years our master plan calls for the vacation of Homestretch Drive and adding an aquatic center, tennis courts, STEM building, auditorium, office building, and new middle school building. Yet, if in a hundred years from now the campus still looks as we picture it today in the master plan, we will have, in a sense, failed. But if future generations, based on needs we know nothing of now, physically alter this campus to better prepare and save people so that Faith Lutheran is a vital and dynamic force in the Las Vegas Valley, we will have succeeded well beyond our wildest dreams.
God has richly blessed us since our beginning in 1979. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. These are indeed exciting times to be a part of Faith Lutheran. We have deep respect for our school's history and look to the future with great excitement.
God bless you, and God bless Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School!
Dr. Steve Buuck, CEO - Chief Executive Officer