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Holy Trinity Lutheran School (Edmond) is the most recent addition to the OSF member schools. The school’s aim and purpose is to provide a total educational program in a definite caring, Christian atmosphere. Not only are there daily religious studies, but the secular subjects are also taught in the light of Christ and Scripture. Holy Trinity Lutheran School, established in 1987, is accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation program and the Oklahoma Private Schools Accreditation Commission as recognized by the State of Oklahoma Department of Education.
The school is led by its Director, Debbie Swanson, and a staff of 20 teachers and support personnel. The school educates children from pre-school to eighth grade. The school’s mission of “Building a foundation of character and a love of learning through daily Christian fellowship in a nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence” aligns with their motto of “In His Word – Walking His Way”. We welcome Holy Trinity Lutheran School to our list of member schools and hope that their students and families benefit from the prospects that the Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides their school.
About Opportunity Scholarship Fund: The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) that provides scholarships to Oklahoma K-12 students to attend accredited private school in the state as provided by the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2011, as amended. The OSF has 56 member schools – all of which are accredited by the State Department of Education or an approved affiliate.
In 2016, the OSF’s member schools raised over $3.4 million in scholarships for its tuition assistance programs and awarded over $1.0 million in aid to families needing help to afford an education that they wanted for their children. Over 53% of the scholarships awarded went to families eligible for free or reduced lunches and over 83% of aid grants went to families in the 300% of federal poverty level or below.