In 1983, the congregation of Hope Lutheran Church voted to establish a Christian day school, grades kindergarten through third. Milt Brueggemann was called as the first principal. Hope Lutheran School opened in the fall of 1983 with 21 students. From 1984 through 1988, an additional grade was added to the school until it offered the full eight grades. The first day school graduation was held on June 4, 1989 with 7 graduates.
In 1987 the congregation approved plans to remodel the existing classrooms and to add an education wing. The theme of “Building Together in Faith” was adopted for the stewardship campaign. The education wing was dedicated on August 28, 1989.
In 1998, the congregation approved another building addition, which included a Family Life Center (gym) and additional rooms for meetings, Sunday School, music and day school. The theme of “Hope Alive” was established for the stewardship initiative. The Family Life Center was dedicated on May 13, 2001.
Throughout Hope’s history, the emphasis has been on worship and Christian education. As we continue to benefit from the growth of our suburban community, we prayerfully seek His will in meeting the increasing spiritual and physical needs of our congregation and school families.