Resurrection Lutheran School is open to all families looking for high-quality, Christian education.

Established in 1970, Resurrection Lutheran School exists to prepare all children for this life and eternal life through Christ-centered education.

We offer:

  • Preschool-Grade 8
  • Enrollment size of 150 students
  • Class size averaging 14 students per grade
  • Professionally prepared teachers and assistants
  • A rigorous academic program
  • Multiple extracurricular activities
  • Before and after school care options
  • Transportation options
  • A strong focus on Jesus with daily opportunities for students to learn about His saving work for us
  • Classroom management aimed at making students better disciples for Christ – guiding them toward living their faith and sharing it with others.

Resurrection Lutheran School is part of the fourth largest parochial school system in the United States. RLS is one of over 360 schools with a total enrollment of about 30,000 pupils taught by 2,000 teachers. We are closely associated with others schools of the Minnesota District and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod through conferences and school events.

To prepare all children for this life and eternal life through Christ-centered education.
All children – Our goal is to serve all children including those of our area WELS congregations and in our community.
For this life – Our goal is to prepare elementary (K-8) students for citizenship here on earth with academic excellence.
For eternal life – Our goal is to prepare students for citizenship in heaven with Bible-based instruction.
Through Christ-centered education – Our goal is to prepare students using the best education possible, and in all things focus on what Christ has done for us.

School History

Resurrection Lutheran School opened in the fall of 1970 as a one room school with thirteen students in Grades K-5 taught by Mr. Steve Rutschow, a new graduate from Dr. Martin Luther College (now Martin Luther College).  The school was located in downtown Rochester at 407 14th St. NW.

In 1985 the school moved to its current location at 4520 19th Ave. NW and started the school year with 77 students.  In 2001 six classrooms and office spaces were added to accommodate the growth of the school to 130 students.  In 2002, the preschool was established, extending our Christian education system from Preschool to Grade 8.

Resurrection Lutheran School is nearing 50 years of serving the Rochester community.