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9700 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida 32606, United States
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School Information: 352.331.7770 Fax: 352.331.7777

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod -
Connecting Jesus to People's Hearts

IN HIS ARMS:Connecting Jesus to Children's Hearts since 1995

Preschool Overview

Academic Excellence Anchored in Christ

Abiding Savior Preschool offers classes for children who will be turning 2 by December 31st of the current school year through Prekindergarten. Our foundation is based on a constant supply of love and nurturing, a focus on Christ, and the fostering of a close family feeling in a carefully appointed classroom "home." Our student/teacher ratios are low, affording each child individual attention as needed. We have a maximum ratio of 8:1 for our 4 year old classes, 7:1 for our 3 year olds, and 6:1 for our 2 year old classes.


We provide curriculum that encourages whole-child learning, positive self concept and social skills. Each classroom is a richly diverse and age appropriate environment. Our program permits each child the freedom to act upon his/her own curiosity and ideas within a consistent framework through a variety of learning centers in addition to planned activities in religion, art, music, movement, literacy, math, science, handwriting and technology. Activities are also selected to develop the skills addressed in Kindergarten. 

Spiritual Program

Connecting Jesus to Children's Hearts

Hourly and daily, both staff and children hear and live out the true Gospel message: the Good News that Jesus died and came alive for our salvation. Learning that Jesus loves them "no matter what", children experience the love and forgiveness of one another and their teachers. This is more than learning how to live a moral life. It is building a life of love based on the life, death, and resurrection of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ. It is this belief and teaching that makes our school unique.


We use the Lutheran curriculum "One-in-Christ" to introduce children to the basic teaching of the Christian faith. Through daily Bible lessons the children learn about Jesus, His great love for people and how God cares for their every need. Prayer and worship are part of each day with weekly Bible themes integrated throughout the curriculum. Chapel is held weekly in the sanctuary with our Pastor and major festivals of the church year are celebrated appropriately.

Our preschool receives the support of our church body, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which is the second largest parochial school system in the nation. 

Program Goals

Grow Spiritually to:

  • Develop a sense of trust
  • Realize the need for God's love
  • Know Jesus as their Savior
  • Respond to God's love and care
  • Feel secure in God's love and care
  • See themselves as God's children

Grow Emotionally to:

  • Develop a positive self-concept
  • Be free to risk failure and be comfortable with mistakes
  • Develop a sense of security and trust
  • Show independence and responsibility
  • Channel emotions into appropriate and acceptable behaviors

Grow Socially to:

  • Learn to play, work, and communicate with peers and adults
  • Adjust to group situations
  • Accept others
  • Develop a sense of community
  • Accept changes in environment and routines

Grow Physically to:

  • Develop gross and fine motor coordination
  • Develop eye-hand and eye-foot coordination
  • Become aware of his/her own body

Grow Intellectually to:

  • Continue to develop language use and understanding
  • Develop reading skills
  • Develop thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop math skills
  • Develop his/her attention span
  • Complete tasks
  • Initiate his/her own activities

Grow Creatively to:

  • View self and others as unique individuals created by God
  • Express ideas in his/her own way
  • Be artistically creative using a variety of media
  • Develop God-given talents and abilities

Contact Us

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Call to schedule a tour!

We would love to give you a tour of our school during the hours of 9:30 - 11:30. Please call 352.331.7770 to schedule.

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and School

Information: 352.331.7770 Fax: 352.331.7777

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