est. by Zion Lutheran Church
465 S. Marian Road
Hastings, NE 68901
Pastor Paul Warneke
Sara Nielsen, 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.