Mission and History

Mission Statement

Concordia Preparatory School is a community devoted to excellent education, leadership, and Christian service.

Faith, Integrity, Service, Leadership, Community

Concordia Prep school is a compassionate, Christ-centered community of servant leaders. Started in 1965, as Baltimore Lutheran School, Concordia Prep has a rich history of excellence in education, faith development, and community service. We strive to create an environment that nurtures our students’ spiritual, academic, physical, and social growth to become men and women of faith and service.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

Concordia Prep is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod and welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions. All people matter to God and therefore all people matter to us. The entire Saints Family stands against racism and injustice. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to create a diverse and inclusive community for students, faculty, staff, and parents. This means defining diversity and inclusion for the Concordia Prep family, as well as creating opportunities for important discussions, learning opportunities, and activities about ethnic and cultural differences.

Academically, a graduate of CPS will:

List of 4 items.

  • Work collaboratively and analytically to find solutions to problems.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills in all areas of the curriculum.

  • Acquire, practice, integrate, and apply essential skills.

  • Establish lifelong learning for intellectual, professional, and personal growth and fulfillment.

Socially, a graduate of CPS will:

List of 4 items.

  • Interact positively and appropriately in formal and informal settings.

  • Take an active role in his/her community and demonstrate civic responsibility.

  • Offer and consider alternative points of view when seeking solutions.

  • Employ multiple modalities to communicate questions, findings, and beliefs.

Spiritually, a graduate of CPS will:

List of 4 items.

  • Show respect for the sanctity of life by making choices that promote health and safety for self and others.

  • Pursue a life of integrity consistent with the example set by Christ.

  • Develop an ongoing faith walk with Christ.

  • Demonstrate a growing understanding and respect for Christian and non-Christian faiths.


The idea of having a Lutheran high school first surfaced in a report by Prof. E. Younghans (who was then the principal of Immanuel Christian Day School) given in May of 1949 to representatives of Baltimore city congregations. A permanent committee of 12 was selected to study the possibility of a Lutheran high school.

In the summer of 1958, the property was purchased and after several years of study and preparations, the groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 27, 1964, with the completion date set for August 15, 1965, with classes starting in September for grades seven, eight, and nine. The present-day upper school building was opened and dedicated on August 29, 1965.

In 1968, a second building (the present middle school building) was dedicated and the first class of 30 students graduated on June 11, 1969. In 1974, due to continued growth, the school undertook a fundraising campaign and built the Lutheran Activity Center, which was completed by the start of school in 1974. In September of 1987, the Bridges Media Center was finished and dedicated.

Over the years, Baltimore Lutheran and now Concordia Prep has continued to grow and prosper through the dedication and financial support of the Baltimore Lutheran High School Association and support of Association Churches.