Redeemer Lutheran Church is a missional church, and part of its foundational mission was to develop it's School Ministry Outreach. In August 1954, a nucleus of 76 people came together to form Redeemer Lutheran Church with the condition that a Christian Day School so that the strategy of the School Ministry Outreach might be accomplished. Eleven acres of land was purchased on the outskirts of Austin which is today, North Central Austin. The first called administrator and principal of the school was, Mr. Norman Stuemke.
Mr. Stuemke opened the school doors in September 1954 to provide a Christian Day school for 22 children across five grades levels; 1st - 5th grades. Over time, additional classrooms and grades were added to the program including 6th grade, kindergarten, then 4-year-old's. The school and it's program continued to increase in size while still maintaining that initial feeling of being a single family unit.
A cafeteria with kitchen facilities and a high school-sized gym were added to the facility in 1980. In the 1990’s, the program was again, expanded to include Toddlers, 3-year-olds, and 7th and 8th grades.
1955 - Founding of the church and school.
1980 - Gym and Cafeteria were added.
1990's - Preschool and Middle School Expansion.
2020 - As part of the Redeemer Lutheran Church Capital Campaign called "Vision 2020," Redeemer will be expanding.
Currently, Redeemer Lutheran School can host over 525 families starting in our Early Childhood Center through our 8th-grade program. Our facilities are equipped with 32 classrooms, over 40 Teachers, and two part-time nurses on duty during daytime hours. We have a Librarian, a Children's Music Director, an Art Teacher, a Spanish Teacher, a Science Enrichment Teacher, Two Special Resource Teachers, an Elementary P.E. Director, a Principal, two Assistant Principals, a Preschool Director, two Registered Nurses, and Admissions Director and two Administrative Assistants. Redeemer is also blessed with a variety of servant oriented providers that add additional value to our community through ministerial teachings of Jesus, the arts, community relationships, and more.
THE FUTURE OF REDEEMER: EXPANSION AND VISION 2020
As part of the mission to bring children to the love of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer Lutheran School and Church realize a need to service a larger number of families. The City of Austin is growing exponentially, and we are looking forward to expanding in response to the continual growth. Starting as early as fall of 2016, the Redeemer facilities are scheduled to begin expansion. Here are a few new and exciting developments that families can anticipate:
NEW MAIN ENTRANCE
EXPANDED EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS
PLAYGROUNDS AND FIELDS
The process of building is scheduled to start as soon as Fall 2016. For more information, please contact Redeemer Lutheran Church!