National Lutheran School Accreditation(NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement.  It is completely voluntary and is available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations or by a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

NLSA serves a variety of levels of schools; early childhood, elementary and high schools and all combinations of the aforementioned.  It helps Lutheran schools evaluate their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school.  The standards report forms are similar to other accrediting processes, both secular and religious.