Student Life

Students use and develop their unique talents and abilities beyond the normal classroom experience in many activities at Our Shepherd. Opportunities are found in the areas of Athletics, Fine Arts, and Academic Competitions.

Extended Care is also provided to students before school from 7 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. and after school from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m for a reasonable fee, and exists to provide a secure, Christian and caring environment for children enrolled in our school.


Our Shepherd is unique to many private Christian schools in the Indianapolis area in that we provide athletic opportunities for students starting at 4 years old through 8th grade.


Each child in this school is redeemed by God and has been created with unique talents, abilities, and interests.  Each child should be provided with opportunities to develop these talents beyond the normal classroom experience, as time and personnel permit.  To that end, competitive athletic programs are offered to develop and promote the positive Christian growth of each student-athlete.  

We strive not only to expand the individual’s physical abilities but also nurture them as a gift from God to be used for His praise and glory, utilizing them to the fullest potential.  Our intent is that each child participates at a level that is equal to his/her developmental stage.

Our Shepherd Lutheran School recognizes that our interscholastic sports program is an extra-curricular component of our instructional day.  Therefore, the child must maintain a high level of excellence in the classroom – both academically and behaviorally – to retain the privilege of participating in athletic activities. 


    • 4th – 8th grade Co-ed Soccer
    • 4th – 6th grade Girls Volleyball
    • 7th – 8th grade Girls Volleyball
    • 3rd – 8th grade Co-ed Cross County



    • 4th – 8th grade Cheerleading
    • 4th – 6th grade Boys & Girls Basketball
    • 7th – 8th grade Boys & Girls Basketball



    • 5th – 8th grade Track & Field

Our Shepherd is part of the Central Indiana Lutheran Athletic Association (Greater Indianapolis Area).  Interscholastic teams include other Christian faith-based schools, including:
Our Shepherd Lutheran School
Calvary Lutheran School
Holy Cross Lutheran School
Lutheran High School
St. John's Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran School

Academic Competitions

Our Shepherd offers a variety of opportunities for academic competition starting with the 1st grade.

Bible Quiz

Every October, a specially-selected team of eight 7th & 8th graders competes with teams from other area Lutheran schools on a pre-determined book of the Bible for the championship trophy. Our Shepherd’s teams have won the competition in 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Science Festival (Sci-Fest)

Students in grades 3-8 represent Our Shepherd to compete in the annual Sci-Fest in the spring with other Central Indiana Lutheran schools. Teams of 2-3 students work together to problem-solve and complete the challenge placed before them that day. Students in grades 1-2 complete in a Sci-Fest on campus with other Our Shepherd students.

Spelling Bee

In March and April, classroom Spelling Bees are run to choose the top three students in each of grades 5-8. Those students complete in the April School Spelling Bee to determine first, second, and third places for the school.

Art Bee

The Art Bee, in which students are challenged to identify the artists and titles of selected paintings. The art bee takes place in May.

Extended Care

Extended Care is available during the school year, Monday – Friday (Except State and Federal Holidays).

Extended Care is not available during school breaks (fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break)

Before Care:      7:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
After Care:         3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about our Extended Care, please contact