West Lutheran International is excited to welcome students from all over the world. Located in Plymouth, Minnesota, West Lutheran sits 12 miles from downtown Minneapolis, providing safety for your child, yet allowing access to cultural, art, and sporting events.
West Lutheran International serves the whole student giving them a strong academic curriculum along with a rich cultural experience. West Lutheran has an established three level ESL curriculum. Our English learner courses (ESL) are paired with regular English classes allowing a student to spend 1/4th of their day on English mastery. The ESL curriculum includes a university preparatory ESL course that helps prepare an English learner for the TOEFL test, and the American college campus
West Lutheran International students stay with a homestay families. This allows the student to have a true “cultural immersion” experience and receive the nurturing care of a family rather than dormitory housing. Often lasting, close friendships develop and become a very positive part of the students overall American education.
Over 90% of West Lutheran students are involved in sports, service, and leadership activities that broaden their educational experiences. Coaches and program advisors hold students to a high standard of excellence to help discover and develop talents and abilities.
At West Lutheran, your student will be surrounded by caring people. West Lutheran’s teachers provide counsel and religious instruction to develop Christian values and character. West Lutheran’s students mentor and assimilate international students in a close family atmosphere. International Student Coordinator, Melissa Baures, communicates regularly with students and their families, homestay families, and school officials to ensure a comfortable transition.
Fine Arts Offerings
Drawing and Painting
Media Arts Fundamentals
Fine Arts Events
WELS Choral Festival
WELS Band Festival
Western Accents Traveling Choir Tours
State Solo Ensemble Competition
International Student Mentors National Honor Society