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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | Burnsville, MN

Classroom Information

The link below has school supply items listed for each grade level for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check it over to make sure all needed items purchased.

School Supply List for 2016-2017

We currently have a separate classroom for students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.  Grades 3 and 4 are separated for a majority of the school day, bu they do combine for shared activities during the middle of the day. Grades 5-6 are combined into one classroom, and Grades 7-8 are combined in another classroom.

We do have size limits for our classrooms to ensure that we maintain proper stewardship of our school’s finances and maintain an appropriate student-to-teacher ratio. Below is our policy for enrollment numbers for each classroom.


Each classroom shall not exceed the maximum sizes:

Preschool (3-year-olds)

  • 8 without an aide
  • 14 students with an aide

Preschool (4-year-olds)

  • 10 students without aide
  • 20 students with an aide


  • 16 students without an aide
  • 20 students with an aide

Grades 1-2

  • 20 students without an aide
  • 26 students with an aide

Grades 3-8

  • 26 students with or without an aide

If classroom size limits are met:

  1.  The BCD will have the authority to approve additional students with input from the principal and classroom teacher
  2.  The BCD will work to implement non-monetary measures to alleviate enrollment impact
  3.  The BCD will deny further enrollment for a classroom and create a waiting list
  4.  The BCD will prepare appropriate recommendations, as needed, to meet enrollment needs


To get a better idea of how our teachers schedule a typical day or how we plan for classrooms with combined grade levels, our daily classroom schedules are listed via the link below.

Classroom Schedules_2016-2017

If you are ever interested in visiting with one of our teachers to discuss classroom schedules, procedures, discipline guidelines, etc., or if you would ever like to schedule a time to come into our school and observe the classrooms “in action”, please contact our school’s principal (dretzlaff@goodshep.com), and he will be happy to meet with you and schedule a time for you to do this.