Paying for Private Education

  • How do I pay tuition?

    Set up an account with the online management system known as TADS. Once you create an account, you can set up your own payment plan with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

    Payment Options

    Payment Type Payments Due
    Total Cost August
    Monthly payments (9) September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May
    Monthly payments (12) June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May
  • Do you offer tuition support?

    We are fortunate to have four Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) churches in the
    surrounding area. The WELS church congregations make Christian education part of their
    ministry. They monetarily support member families so students can attend at a more affordable
    rate. Congregational support averages between 50% and 75% of the student cost.
    In addition to congregational support, both members and nonmembers can apply for additional
    tuition assistance.

  • How much is tuition at Resurrection Lutheran School?

    The cost to educate a full-time student at Resurrection Lutheran is $7,000 per year. Annual
    tuition payment made by families ranges from $1,800-$7,000 annually. In addition, both
    members and nonmembers can apply for additional tuition assistance.

Understanding Academics and Enrollment

  • Do you only allow Lutherans to enroll?

    We welcome all families whether or not they have a church home. Through Christ-centered education, we prepare students using the best education possible, and in all things focus on what Christ has done for us.

    Resurrection Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national, and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school.

    RLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and/or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, athletic programs, or any other school-administered programs.

  • Is before and after school care available?

    Yes. For students in K-Grade 8, learn more about ESCaPE. For Learning Center students, please refer to daily rates.

  • Is transportation available?

    Yes. RLS uses Rochester School Bus, the same bus system used by Rochester Public Schools. If you are outside the 1.25-mile radius of our school, your students can be bused to/from school.

    Registration for transportation must be done through the Edison Building. Please contact Transportation Services to arrange for RPS busing.
    Phone: 507-328-4260

    About half of students use carpooling, or are dropped off and picked up by parents/guardians to start and end the school day.

  • What is the average class size?

    We are proud to offer small class sizes that emphasize personalized learning. Our goal is to have one classroom per grade level.

    Average class size:


    Grade Number of Students
    Learning Center 14-18
    Kindergarten 15
    Grades 1-8 14
  • How are your teachers qualified?

    All of our eight staff members have a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Education. Three have earned a Master’s Degree or are in the process of earning a Master’s in Education. Additionally, our staff receives a minimum of 25 hours of professional growth experiences each school year.

  • What extracurricular activities do you offer?

    We offer many opportunities to volunteer and serve in our school and church. In addition, we offer extracurricular activities.

    Age Activities
    Grades 1-8 Art Fair, Dance, Field Trips, Learning Fair, Med City Race, Play, Pep Rally, Soccer Day, Track & Field Day
    Grades 1-4 Basketball Camp, Volleyball Camp, Grade 4 Recorders
    Grades 5-8 Band, Basketball, Cross Country, Ski Day, Softball, Soccer, Softball, Softball Day, Volleyball, Yearbook

    View more details on our Extracurriculars Page.

  • How do you serve students with exceptional needs?

    We recognize that not all students learn the same way. Because of our small class sizes, we are able to offer more personalized learning plans for our gifted or challenged students. A Title 1 teacher and teacher assistants are available to aid our teachers in meeting the student’s individual needs.

  • What technology is available for students?

    All students in grades three through eight have one-to-one access using Chromebooks. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors and SMART Boards for interactive student learning experiences.

Learning About Our School

  • Are there opportunities for parents to be involved or volunteer?

    Parents are invited to join our school chapel services held on the last day of each school week. Chapel begins at 8:00am in the Resurrection Lutheran Church sanctuary and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

    In the classroom, there are opportunities to volunteer by coordinating book orders, reading with students, helping with the classroom theatrical drama, or assisting teachers in planning field trips and classroom parties (Reformation, Christmas and Easter). To volunteer within a classroom, please contact your student’s teacher.

    Out of the classroom, there are opportunities to volunteer in FACE, our Families Active in Christian Education PTA. We also accept volunteer coaches or assistant coaches for our school athletic program. Learn more about coaching by contacting our Athletic Director.

    For the safety of all children, we ask all volunteers to allow a routine background check.

  • Do you offer half-day kindergarten?

    Resurrection Lutheran School offers full-day kindergarten only. Kindergarten students have a rest break built into their daily schedule that takes place after lunch/recess.

  • Can I schedule a school tour?

    Contact Principal Mark Renner (507-282-8280) to arrange a school tour.

  • What are your school’s hours?

    School doors open at 7:30am every morning. Classes start promptly at 7:50am. Dismissal is at 2:35pm. Buses depart at 2:40pm. Students who travel by car must be picked up between 2:40-2:50pm.