National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalist

September 15, 2020

MVL senior Jonah Kramer of Gibbon is a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Competition (NMSC). The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Kramer is among 16,000 high school seniors nationwide with the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships. More information on NMSC and the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found online at

Opening Service – August 30, 2020

August 6, 2020

MVL plans to hold its 2020-2021 school year Opening Service on Sunday, August 30 at 1:30 P.M. on its campus. Social distancing, masks, and other necessary guidelines will be followed.

This year’s Opening Service will include two special recognitions. Mrs. Karyn Clemons and Rev. Tom Westendorf will be installed as faculty members. The ministry anniversaries of Dr. Tim Plath (40 years) and Mrs. Jennifer Uher (25 years) will be celebrated.

Accreditation Renewed

December 13, 2019

The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has renewed the accreditation of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm for the eligibility period of 2020 to 2027. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, and improve each school’s quality.

MNSAA is a federally recognized and state sanctioned nonprofit association for accrediting nonpublic schools in the State of Minnesota. The Association’s mission is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of K-12 nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive process of accreditation. The agency helps schools provide quality nonpublic education for the children of Minnesota for its member schools. MNSAA is governed by a member elected Board of Directors that bases its accreditation on a school’s evaluation through a self-study process.

Schools are accredited based on their compliance with a set of rigorous standards which identify essential curriculum, instruction, personnel, governance, facility, and marketing policies and practices that are considered necessary for an effective school. The accreditation process includes the creation of a visionary and focused strategic plan for improvement and an onsite visit by a team of educators from member schools. Accreditation with MNSAA relies heavily on how the individual school defines its mission and the way it seeks to accomplish that mission.

MNSAA is pleased to have Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS) as one of the more than 170 accredited schools that make up the Association. MNSAA salutes MVLHS’s commitment to providing outstanding education to the students of this community. MNSAA will continue to provide guidance to MVLHS through an annual review of its strategic plan.


Seniors Awarded Over $1,609,000

May 15, 2019

MVL is pleased to announce the receipt of over $1,609,000 in college scholarships and grants by members of the graduating class of 2019. In an awards assembly held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 36 seniors, comprising 68 percent of this year’s graduating class, were awarded competitive and academic scholarships, as well as grants, from local organizations and colleges and universities throughout the upper Midwest.

The faculty and staff are grateful for the faithful application of talents and abilities demonstrated by these students, which has been recognized by local businesses and organizations and institutions of higher learning.

MVL will conduct its 2019 graduation service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019, in the school gymnasium. Members of the public are welcome and invited to attend.