First Lutheran School
After several years of prayer, study and planning under the guidance of Reverend G. A. Gatzke, First Lutheran School became a reality in January of 1957 with the opening of a kindergarten at First Lutheran Church in downtown Baton Rouge. An additional grade was added each year. For the 1964-1965 school year the campus was expanded to include a second location at Trinity Lutheran Church, a satellite church founded by First Lutheran Church.
Lutheran School Association of Baton Rouge
In December of 1981, Trinity and First Lutheran joined to form the Lutheran School Association of Baton Rouge (LSA.) In 1988 the Lutheran School Association was dissolved and all classes were moved to the Trinity Lutheran Church location.
Baton Rouge Lutheran School
An additional acre of land was purchased next to Trinity Lutheran Church and an eight-classroom building, with a gym, was built. The school was re-named Baton Rouge Lutheran School.
In February 2005, Trinity Lutheran Church voted to purchase a 25-acre site near the intersection of South Harrell's Ferry Road and Jones Creek Road. (The property was fully paid for in 2010.) Design plans were drawn that proposed the construction of a new church sanctuary, offices, fellowship and meeting areas, a future assisted living center, a childcare center, and classroom and other future educational facilities for both an elementary school and a high school. (The elementary and high school are not included in the first phase so the school would not be moving immediately or being developed to include additional grade levels.)
Construction on the new sanctuary for Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Preschool began in February 2017 at the new Trinity Oaks property and was completed by June 2018 when both buildings were opened. The school moved to the new campus in July of 2019.
Trinity Lutheran School
At the Special Voters Meeting held on March 3rd, 2019, Mrs. Marinea McGehee was extended a Divine Call by Trinity Lutheran Church to serve as the principal of our school beginning this summer, 2019. Mrs. McGehee has been a teacher at BRLS for more than 20 years and has a BS in Education from Louisiana State University.
POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, national and/or ethnic origin, 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, creed, sex or national and/or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program, or athletic and other school administered programs.