Our Redeemer Christian School

Important School update

Our Redeemer Christian School was established in 1978 and has been in operation ever since.  We offer a play based program where each child is encouraged to take a hands on approach to learning.  At Our Redeemer Christian School each child is valued as a special person in his/her own right, a person unique and of worth because God created him/her. We emphasize Christian attitudes and believe in a positive and supportive atmosphere where play is of the upmost importance.

Our Redeemer Christian School serves as an extension of the Christian ministry of

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and an outreach program to our neighborhood community.


To our dear ORCS friends & families,


Our Redeemer Christian School has been a ministry of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and an institution and point of community building serving families in the greater Kingsgate neighborhood since 1978.


Last year, the difficult decision to temporarily suspend classes was made with the hope of reopening. Despite many challenges, including significantly limited student capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic public health policies in place to protect students and teachers, we were able to reopen last spring. This was largely due to our Director, Erin Selvig, our wonderful teachers and staff, who worked tirelessly and thoughtfully to make it happen. Without their dedication to the students, families, and staff, reopening would not have been possible.  


As we planned for this upcoming school year, similar issues have been compounded by a national shortage of available early child care educators, normal staff attrition, and further financial challenges. In light of these difficulties and with great sadness, it has been decided that ORCS will suspend operations indefinitely, effective immediately.



We understand that this decision has a significant impact upon all the families involve with ORCS. The difficulty this places on everyone is regrettable but unavoidable. Your understanding is appreciated.  All questions can be directed to the Trustees of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: trustees@orlckirkland.org


The community’s support of Our Redeemer Christian School over the past forty-three years and especially the past eighteen months have been tremendous. The amount of thought, prayer, and work that has gone into Our Redeemer Christian School is a testimony, not only of this community, but of God’s faithfulness. And for your support, we are thankful.


“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” ~1 Corinthians 1:9 


In Christ,

Dave Weidner, President of ORLC

Erin Selvig, Director of ORCS

Rev. Nicholas Schultz, Pastor of ORLC

Our Redeemer Christian School is a non-profit organization – 501c3