Lutheran schools have been educating children in the St. Louis area since the mid-1800s. Thanks to the generosity and dedication of the St. Louis community, we can continue that mission well into the future. More than 8,300 children of all faiths attend Lutheran elementary and high schools in the St. Louis Metro Area, making it the second largest private school system in the Bi-State Region.
Founded in 2004, LESA provides educational support services to 34 member schools – including three National Blue Ribbon Schools and three related agencies. LESA is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Some services are also offered to schools and early childhood centers throughout the region as needed.
We invite you to continue helping children attending Lutheran elementary schools now and in the future by supporting our special events, donating to a LESA Endowment or leaving a planned gift.