Founded in 1956, SMLS presents an educational alternative for the Lee County community. Lee County is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. With a population of 374,000, Lee County is adding new residents at the rate of approximately one thousand per month. The Fort Myers/Cape Coral metropolitan area has been ranked by several publications as one of the top cities based on the quality of life. It recently was ranked by Money Magazine as the thirty-fourth best place to live out of three hundred metropolitan areas in the United States. Lee County has a 9% minority population which is reflected in the 6.5% minority enrollment at SMLS. The student body comes from throughout Lee County and represents virtually all major denominations and faiths, as well as various races and ethnic ancestries. Approximately 20% of the students come from Lutheran families.
Foreseeing the growth of Lee County, the school board of SMLS made plans in the late eighties to increase the number of classes at each grade level from one to two....
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...ent involvement. The band program has 160 members while the choir has 150 participants. The fifth and sixth grade sports programs involve more than 55% of the student population.
Parents are quite involved at SMLS. They are active in the classrooms on a regular basis, volunteer daily in the lunchroom and library, and often chaperon field trips. Parent Teacher League events are well attended throughout the year.
SMLS has demonstrated a commitment to quality Christian education for forty-one years and will continue to strive for excellence as it leads into the twenty-first century. A tradition of excellence has been established, maximum enrollment has been reached, a sound financial basis has been built, and a solid reputation has been spread throughout the community. SMLS looks forward to meeting the ever-changing needs of students in the future.
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