Philosophy & Scriptural Foundation
God created us, and redeemed us through His Son Jesus Christ, and strengthens and preserves us by His Holy Spirit. In response we seek to glorify the Triune God through a life of worship, witness and service. In order to realize our potential in fulfilling this responsibility, we must prepare ourselves, using all the gifts that God has given us. "To whom much is given, of him will much be required." (Luke 12:48) (Also see Matthew 25:14-30).
Such preparation is essential during the formative years when young people need special guidance as they find and determine their goals and values. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) God and His mercy in Jesus Christ must be held before them. Moreover, their tender faith must be nurtured, strengthened, and allowed to grow in an atmosphere as free as possible from the temptations and moral onslaughts of a world at odds with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
While the training of young people is primarily the responsibility of the home, a Christian school should provide the ideal complement, wherein acquisition of knowledge and skill grows out of life's experiences and is approached in the light of God's holy love as revealed in His Word. "Bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, with its heritage of the Gospel, foundation in God's Word, and experience in Christian education, is uniquely qualified to provide effective assistance in education of young people.
Lutheran High School of Hawaii extends this ministry by offering a college-preparatory program in a Christian setting, where the whole student can be educated and nurtured - body, mind, and soul.