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An Inside Look

We invite you to take an “inside look” –
at who we are, at what we value, at how we prepare students, at how we serve families.

You may have never heard of Valley Lutheran High School before.
Or maybe you know us quite well.

You may have never visited Valley Lutheran High School.
Or maybe you have visited our campus often.

You may not know anyone who attended Valley Lutheran High School.
Or maybe you know many who attended.

Regardless of your familiarity with us, this look is for you.

“An Inside Look” Series

Episode 1 – Academic Overview and Faith Foundation
Episode 2 – Education Moved Online: Adapting with Confidence and Compassion
Episode 3 – A Student’s Perspective
Episode 4 – What Our Parents Say
Episode 5 – Valley GROWING

Episode #1

Join Dr. Lisa Meyers and Pastor Michael Stahl for a brief Educational Overview and a look at the faith foundation of Valley Lutheran High School.

Want to find out more?

To explore a holistic look at the VL educational experience head here.

Or check out this great promo video!

For more information about the academic offerings available to our students head here.

For more information about the faith life and experiences of our students head here.

Episode #2

In this second episode of “An Inside Look” series we invite you to explore how Valley adapted to the sudden shift to eLearning last spring.

sunset bible verse

Two fundamental components were necessary for our rapid transition to eLearning to be successful. One – strong leadership that holds a clear vision for meeting the needs of the student – academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. And two – capable, confident, passionate teachers that were prepared to rise to this new challenge.

Valley students and faculty did not know Friday, March 13 would be their last time together as a student body for the school year. They did not know that they were attending their last in-person chapel in the gym, their last in-person class discussion, their last lunch with their lunch table. The only thing they did know was that for the next three weeks (and more as time would reveal…) their educational experience would be transitioning to an online one.

The circumstances surrounding the global pandemic required an almost immediate shift in the format of education and Valley Lutheran leadership and teachers were on the front lines of that transition. We invite you to hear directly from them.

From our School Leaders:

From our Teachers:

Want to find out more?

The quality of our faculty and leadership are often noted during accreditation processes. Click here to learn more about our 2018 School of Distinction recognition as well as the various organizations from whom VL currently holds accreditation.

For more information about the college & career counseling services available to our students head here.

For more information about the personal and emotional counseling resources available to our students head here.


Episode #3

Welcome to our third episode of “An Inside Look” series, where we invite you to hear directly from our students.

happy students

In this look we’re pulling back the curtain even further and asking our students to share their perspectives. They are, after all, likely the best ‘look’ at what a VL education is, as they’re living it and experiencing it every day!

Leah. David. Kaitlyn. Ian. Chae. Travis.

These six current students not only share their reflections of the eLearning months last spring, but also the bigger picture of what makes Valley Lutheran special.

We invite you to join us in this third episode of “An Inside Look”.

Want to find out more?

Students often describe the sense of belonging they experience as a member of Valley’s school community. Whether that comes through sports, fine arts (instrumental music, vocal music, art, drama), club involvement, relationships with fellow students and faculty, faith development, or something else, the fact remains – Valley Lutheran students belong.

For a great overview of the VL educational experience, head here.

One of the students mentioned daily chapels continuing even during this eLearning time. Looking for some encouragement yourself? The archives can be found here.

Episode #4

Welcome to our fourth episode of “An Inside Look” series, where we invite you to hear directly from our parents.

Why Valley Lutheran?

What have been some highlights of your student’s VL experience?

What should I do if I’m interested in Valley for my child?

Is a Valley Lutheran education worth it?
(Spoiler: An overwhelming, unequivocal ‘yes’!)

We invite you to join us in this fourth episode of “An Inside Look”.

Want to find out more?

To find out more about the various academic programs at Valley Lutheran, click here.

Or maybe you’re a numbers person.  These statistics paint a picture of the exceptional training Valley Lutheran students receive.

Episode #5

Welcome to our fifth and final episode of “An Inside Look” series, a look at how we’re GROWING.

To provide space for our teachers to continue to do new and excellent things in the classroom.

To expand our training facilities to better prepare athletes.

To meet the needs of future generations of students.

We invite you to join us in this “An Inside Look.”

What to find out more?

For a complete look at what the campaign encompasses, visit

To learn more about the educational experience that Valley Lutheran offers, head here.


Connecting with Us

Valley Lutheran is excited for families to take their own ‘Inside Look’!  Come see our new spaces firsthand. Learn more about the Valley Lutheran educational experience. Consider how Valley Lutheran could be your child’s high school home. Contact Amy Cooper, Admissions Counselor, at or 989-790-1676, ext. 40 to schedule your personal after-hours visit and tour with us.


We also invite you to explore this website and our Facebook page ( to get yet another ‘look’ at Valley Lutheran!



Thank you for taking this “Inside Look”!


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.