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3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603 | 989.790.1676

Executive Director’s Message

As you explore our website, I hope you see evidence of four important ideas. As a school, we are about education and preparing students for their next level. Consequently, it is no surprise that among our priorities is “educating minds.” Whether it is in our Advanced Placement classes or the individual assistance in our special-needs program, in our science or history classes, I hope you find evidence that our students are challenged to develop 21st century skills in thinking, problem solving and communicating.

“Cultivating Leaders” is another priority, as we believe well-prepared Christian men and women are crucial for our world, nation, community, church and families. Often, “cultivation” occurs outside the classroom in our many extracurricular activities as coaches, directors and advisers work with our students to become the next generation of leaders.

As a Christian school, “nurturing faith” is our first priority. Whether it is in a classroom discussion that challenges conventional thinking with a Biblical worldview, an inspirational chapel, the concern and prayer of a faithful friend, or even in a discipline situation that includes law, gospel, consequences and forgiveness, the faith of our students is nurtured.

Look to your right when you enter our school, and there you will see a mural with the “bedrock” of our school’s mission: Christ is our Foundation. Those words infuse our school with a purpose greater than the here and now. They infuse us with an eternal purpose. A purpose that we pray will be a bedrock for our students, their families and those they come to know.

You are invited to visit us. Whether you are a prospective student or simply interested in hearing more about a Lutheran Christian high school, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (989) 790-1676 or

Finally, I hope you find these ideas apparent not only on this website but – more importantly – apparent in the lives of our students and alumni.

In His Service,

John Brandt, Ed.D.
Executive Director

John Brandt, Ed.D., Executive Director
The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.