Since 1839 the Lutheran Church has continually supported a strong network of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools throughout all states of Australia. While all Lutheran education centres are autonomous and are governed locally, Lutheran Education Australia is the umbrella under which all such centres operate.
Lutheran schools provide warm and caring relationships in a safe environment for all. They are places where individual gifts and differences are respected and care between parents, staff and students is emphasised.
Lutheran schools cater for a wide range of abilities and emphasise key competencies, stimulate thinking skills, utilise technology and provide programmes for students with diverse learning needs and gifted and talented students.
Lutheran schools create a challenging and enjoyable learning environment with an emphasis on self-motivation. Students are also encouraged to develop a spirit of service.
Within the Adelaide Hills, Lutheran schools have a cooperative arrangement. Schools work together to promote Lutheran Education in the Adelaide Hills. Lutheran Education Adelaide Hills comprise of St Michaels, Lobethal Lutheran School, St Mark's Lutheran School and Cornerstone College. After siblings, students from these primary schools have the highest priority for entry into Cornerstone College thus ensuring seamless F – 12 Lutheran education in the Hills.