Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the school located?
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 559 20th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

What are the school hours?
School hours are from 9:00 a.m.- 3:20 p.m.

Is busing available?
Yes. You can call First Student at 289-4541 in Rochester for more information on routes and times.

What curriculum do you use?
We use a Christian-based curriculum called A Beka Book. Scripture is quoted in the textbooks. The reading books emphasize morals. Creation is taught in the science books. The history books reflect God’s hand in the past, present, and future of His creation. (For more information on specific objectives in science and physical education, click here.)

How often do you have physical education class?
Generally, P.E. class is held daily.  Physical education helps students develop their physical and social skills, emotional stability, and mental alertness. These skills are developed as students play sports, games, and practice specific physical skills.

Is drama a part of the curriculum?
Yes. Drama is incorporated throughout the school year during various classes and program performances.  Students are taught enunciation, inflection, pronunciation, and how to develop acting skills.

What do you do in music class?
We feel that music is an important part of providing a well-rounded education.  Our students sing songs, learn about different types of music, composers, music theory, how to identify instruments, and how to play percussion instruments, the keyboard, autoharp, orchestra bells, and the recorder together as an ensemble.

What is taught in your Bible class?
Our Bible class emphasizes character building through the use of Bible stories. A variety of visual aids, including drama, are used. Practical application of godly character traits are discussed and students are encouraged to incorporate these characteristics into their daily routine at school and at home.

Is your school affiliated with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church?
No.  The school rents space at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.   Ambassador Academy is a private, non-denominational school.  We adhere to the views in our statement of faith, which may or may not match the views of an Good Shepherd or any other denomination.

Who may I contact for more information?
You may call Jane Platske at (507) 292-9353.

How can I get an application form?
You may download one on the registration link to the left or have a form sent to you by calling Jane Platske at (507) 292-9353.

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