Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is all about Christian education. The education we offer goes beyond religion class and chapel. It goes beyond the classes that are taught throughout the school day or the activities that are also a part of the education. Rather, the education that our students receive is one that is centered on Christ – everything we do centers on Him.

General Information

MVL is a four year high school located near New Ulm, MN. It serves families by offering a Christian high school education in grades 9-12. With a thirty two year history in the area, MVL has become an established part of the community. Students come from the Mankato and St. Peter areas, from Sleepy Eye, St. James, Sanborn, Morgan, Redwood Falls; from Fairfax, Gibbon, Winthrop, Gaylord, Arlington and other cities in every direction. Please call and ask for information on how we can serve you.

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
45638 561st Ave.
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 354-6851


The academic education of God’s children is the framework around which MVL is built. Scripture tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and God’s Word colors every academic endeavor. A large percentage of our graduates pursue a post secondary education. Freshmen and sophomore classes offer a solid foundation upon which to build using electives offered in the junior and senior years. Each student is to take at least six academic credits per semester. Students planning to enter college are encouraged to plan their high school course of study carefully in order to meet entrance requirements for the school(s) of their choice.


MVL is accredited by the Minnesota Non Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA).

Admission Policy

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVL) offers Christian secondary education to anyone who desires a high school education based upon the Word of God. In light of Acts 10:34-35, “God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right,” Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, nor disability, insofar as the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs are concerned.

As a parochial school and non-profit institution, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School reserves the right to refuse enrollment or to disenroll students whose personal or family’s beliefs or morals conflict with the Word of God as taught at MVL. This We Believe is a publication that provides information on the beliefs espoused by Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. No student shall at any time contest or undermine the stated purpose of the school or doctrines of the WELS as revealed in Scripture, in or outside the classroom. No student shall solicit support for religious convictions contrary to those doctrines. A lack of cooperation with the school as it carries out its mission may also result in disenrollment.

Those families and students interested in Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School who hold church affiliations other than the WELS or ELS should first plan to meet with MVL administration in order to carefully evaluate the school’s mission and beliefs. When unity in spirit and purpose is clearly communicated by the enrollee and family, applications are encouraged and readily considered. Biblical fellowship principles will be communicated and applied when necessary.

Statement of Ownership

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is owned and operated by the Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Association, an organization of Lutheran congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), which share a common confessional stance and practice.

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