Dr. Craig Ernstmeyer
Head of School
636.928.5100 ext. 1001


I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

Who We Are

Thanks for your interest in Lutheran High School!  There is a lot of information on this web site to help explain to you the Cougar Way!  What is the Cougar Way?  Does it have to do with the emphasis on one-to-one here at LHS?  Yes and no.

Yes, we strive to serve each student in a one-to-one academic setting.  Each child has unique gifts, abilities and challenges. We get to know each student so that we can help them discover their gifts, empower them to reach their full potential and support them in their challenges throughout high school and beyond.  We strive to provide quality academics through the combination of traditional methods and technology.

But the Cougar Way is so much more.  It goes way past academics and technology.  We want each child to know and develop a one-to-one relationship with Jesus Christ.  At LHS, students develop lasting relationships with both classmates and teachers.  Students each do their part to create a positive school culture.

The Cougar Way is all about the outstanding things going on here at LHS!  We have caring teachers who teach the whole child, not just for academic growth, but for spiritual and personal growth as well.  Our average ACT score is the highest in St. Charles County.  We have a full range of competitive and non-competitive extracurricular activities.  Above all, we provide a safe, caring environment.

So what is the Cougar Way?  Explore the web site, give us a call!  Talk to our current families.  Visit our campus.   We would love to have you join us in experiencing the Cougar Way!

In Christ,

Dr. Craig Ernstmeyer
Head of School

Empowered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Lutheran High School nurtures spiritual, academic, and personal growth, equipping students for lives of Christian service.

Vision & Values

  • Our Vision

    We envision utilizing God’s blessings in partnership with our families, congregations, and community  to be a dynamic leader in academic excellence and Christian service.

  • Core Values

    We value quality Christian education.

    We value faithfulness to God’s Word & the Lutheran Confessions.

    We value excellence for all areas of school life.

    We value developing and modeling Christian character.

    We value a caring and nurturing community.

    We value servant leadership in service for others.

    We value establishing and fostering respectful relationships.

    We value an environment of innovation & discovery.

  • The LHS Strategic Plan

    In August 2017, the Lutheran High School Board of Directors approved the 2017 Strategic Plan. This updated document celebrates the past and present strengths of the “Cougar Family.” At the same time, it strives to provide a vision for the school’s future. A copy of the 2017 Strategic Plan is available below. Quarterly updates will also be published to this page throughout the year.