Award Year: 2013

Messiah Lutheran School

5911 S. Highway 94
St. Charles, MO, 63304-5611

(636) 329-1096

Tom Guenzler, Principal at time of Nomination


School Website


The mission of Messiah Lutheran School is living to discover and share the love of Jesus Christ through a quality Christian education.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 3%

Messiah Lutheran School is located in St. Charles County, Missouri, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. The region features a cross-section of industry, as well as extensive retail and some agricultural components. Approximately 80% of people living in the immediate area are employed in management, professional careers, sales, office, and service occupations. Parents are looking for quality educational programs for their children and carefully choose the school providing their children with an optimum opportunity to learn and grow.

Messiah is a young school which has proved to be highly successful in just 13 years of existence. Growth has been strong in all grade levels with the school attracting families due to strong academic performance and a caring reputation. Strong community and family connections are an integral part of Messiah’s vision and accomplishments.

From the beginning of Messiah Lutheran School, there has been a distinct commitment to academic excellence. Upon graduation, the students are well prepared for high school whether attending local public schools or being accepted into top area private schools. Messiah is known for its creative and innovative staff that provides a positive school climate fostering a love of learning.

During the last five years Messiah has seen a strong increase in student performance levels on standardized assessments. Such a pattern reflects an academic program led by a highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff with a firm belief in developmentally appropriate, yet challenging curriculum. Strengths cited during recent accreditation reviews focus on an inspiring curriculum promoting critical thinking, higher level questioning and independent learning facilitated by an exceptional teaching staff that creates classroom environments where students are valued and loved.