International Schools

International Schools

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has always had a strong focus on education. As the mission field expanded beyond the United States, the LCMS opened schools throughout Asia.

There are nearly 200 Lutheran schools in Asia, and the LCMS operates three international schools.


Hong Kong
International School

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Concordia International
School Shanghai

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Concordia International
School Hanoi

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Asia Lutheran Education Association (ALEA)

ALEA is a collegial organization of educators, PS-12 schools and post-secondary institutions focused on the highest quality education while establishing Christian communities throughout Asia.

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s three international schools — Hong Kong International School, Concordia International School Shanghai, and Concordia International School Hanoi — are independently operated schools. While they maintain relationships with one another and share membership (along with scores of other Lutheran schools in Asia and Australia) in the Asia Lutheran Education Association, these collegial links are mainly for the purpose of learning from one another and fostering communications among the schools and their respective administrators and educators. The Synod’s international schools are neither associated with nor legally related to the so-called Concordia Federation of Schools in Asia, the Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod and its schools, any other church body and its schools, or any other school in Asia using the name “Concordia.”

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