A Cornerstone in the Community

From the inception of Grace Lutheran Church - St. Petersburg in 1927, opening a quality grade school was the prayerful and formidable goal. That dream became a reality when GLS opened the first classes on August 31, 1956. Grace Lutheran School is an accredited member of the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and offers preschool, elementary and junior high school students an opportunity to gain a quality academic education that focuses on the Christian teachings of the Lutheran faith.
GLS has not wavered from their commitment to Christian Education and believes they are, and will continue to be, among the many schools setting a trend of educational superiority in this state and beyond. The school will continue to relentlessly pursue academic, technological, fine arts, and athletic excellence until they are considered the school of choice in Pinellas County and held up as a standard for school excellence and academic achievement.

Upholding a High Standard

As a member of the Missouri Synod of Lutheran Churches, our school practices weekly Bible study and morning devotions that remind students of their commitment to follow God throughout their lives. Maintaining the high standards that parents expect from their child's schooling, we employ pastoral and administrative staff that are dedicated to giving each child the attention and care that they need to foster their educational and spiritual goals. Our school promotes a collaborative approach to education that connects the home, church and school together in unity. At Grace Lutheran School, your student is given opportunities to be moved upon by the Holy Spirit as he or she engages in learning activities that are spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical.

Keeping Students Safe

Our campus is protected by a six foot high decorative wrought iron fence. Rigorous security measures are taken to provide a completely safe and secure learning environment for each of the children that are in our school's care. Because we know how important your relationship with Jesus Christ is, we make every effort to bring the Holy Spirit into the classroom setting and inspire the spiritual learning that takes place in our regimented private school environment in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Grace Lutheran School is a vital part of the ministry of Grace Lutheran Church. Our church is one of more than 6,300 congregations that make up the 2.7 million members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our church body operates the largest system of Protestant parochial schools in the United States: 1,400 early childhood centers; 1,000 elementary schools; and, 100 high schools serve a total of almost 300,000 students.