About VLHS

Welcome to Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw, Michigan.

Our Mission Statement

“Preparing students for life with Christ as our foundation!”

This mission defines us, directs us, and drives us in a pursuit of excellence. It forms the foundation for a different kind of educational experience, one that is marked with personalization, relationships, and an eye to the future. That’s the Valley Difference!

Mentored by Professional Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff at Valley Lutheran believe in the mission and have a heart for students. They know students by name, and care about them personally. The faculty are highly trained in their fields, and have an ‘all-in’ passion for what they do.

Valley Lutheran Association

Valley Lutheran High School is governed by an association of 16 Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregations from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Each association congregation selects one representative to serve on the Board of Directors – plus one teacher delegate and one pastoral delegate – who collectively serve as the actual governing body of the association.

The congregations are:

Bethlehem, Saginaw
Faith, Bay City
Good Shepherd, Saginaw
Holy Cross, Saginaw
Immanuel, Frankentrost
Messiah, Carrollton
Messiah, Clio
Peace, Saginaw
St. John, Amelith
St. Mark, Shields
St. Paul, Frankenlust
St. Peter, Hemlock
Trinity, Monitor
Trinity, Reese
Zion, Auburn
Zion, Hemlock

Current Accreditations

Valley Lutheran is accredited by three independent agencies including:


Cognia (formerly AdvancED) – the largest accrediting agency in the world, focused on creating a framework for continuous improvement in schools.


Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS) – accreditation for non-public schools, recognizing their efforts to build high quality educational programs for all students.


National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) – the accrediting body for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, requiring a complete self-study process that ensures high quality faith-based education.

Great Lakes Bay Region Lutheran Churches & Schools

Valley Lutheran is a partner in ministry with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod churches and schools throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.