13175 W. 70th Street
Juniata, NE 68955
Rev. Darren Olson
Joel Witt, Principal

For over 125 years Christ Lutheran School has been dedicated to the mission of “Growing children in spirit, mind and body through faith in Jesus.” The staff of 6 full-time teachers has over 75 years of combined experience in Christian education. Small class sizes and involved parents make the educational experience offered at our school the best available for all ages from preschool to eighth grade. We offer both a Pre-School 3 (Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30-11:30) and a Pre-Kindergarten 4 (Tues. & Thurs. 8:30-11:30) program along with grades pre-K-8 with a current enrollment of 76 students. Also, our Kindergarten program is a 5 full-day program. With the help of many dedicated parent and grandparent volunteers, students receive individual attention that helps them achieve to the best of their God-given abilities.

As students grow in their faith, they are encouraged to seek ways in which they can live the life of a Christian servant in their families and communities. For the past 11 years we have joined hands with Zion Lutheran School as part of the Adams County Lutheran Education Association (ACLEA). Thanks to ACLEA, over $30,000 in financial aid assistance is given out each year. This has not only been a great financial benefit to our students, but it has also brought our two schools closer together in mission and ministry to the surrounding community.

God has truly blessed the ministry of our school in the past, and we pray that He will continue to bless it in future. As we look ahead at the challenges of the future, we trust the promise Jesus gave to His disciples when He said, “I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.”

est. by Zion Lutheran Church
465 S. Marian Road
Hastings, NE 68901
Reverend Benjamin Siebert
Allyson Bohlen, Principal

In 1900, Zion Lutheran Church and School began their mission and ministry to train the children of Zion Lutheran Church and the Hastings community with an “education that lasts an eternity.” It was so important that their children receive a Christian education that the founding families of Zion started the church and the school at the same time. In 1970, the church and school moved to their present location, where they continue to “bring up children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

In 2019, Zion Lutheran Church passed a resolution that allowed Zion Lutheran School to become a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In the fall of 2019, Zion Lutheran School greatly modified its curriculum and adopted the classical Christian model of education. In 2020, our school’s name was changed to Zion Classical Academy est. by Zion Lutheran Church and we became our own separate tax entity. Zion Classical Academy’s RSO member congregations/organizations are: Hastings Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Wanda Lutheran Church, and Heartland Lutheran High School.

The 2020-2021 school year sees 81 students in Preschool through Grade 8 learning about Jesus and all the wonders of this world that He has made. We have a dedicated faculty of nine teachers who are passionate about our school’s mission of “cultivating Truth, Wisdom, and Virtue in our students through classical Christian education in order to equip them for a life of service to God and neighbor.”

Zion Classical Academy is accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation Association and is approved as a Rule 14 school by the Nebraska Department of Education. To learn more about Zion Classical Academy, call us at 402-462-5012 or visit our website at www.zionclassical.org.