I want to begin by stating that it is indeed a privilege and an honor to serve as the principal of St. Philip. It is very exciting to be part of such an amazing school. St. Philip has provided a wonderful environment for children from Preschool through Kindergarten and has offered a friendly, family environment since 1984. The St. Philip school community is warm, friendly, and inviting!

I am confident to tell you that SPLS is a unique and amazing school where our students are nurtured spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally. The education that we are able to provide for students is well-rounded and solid. Our students not only grow in their academic accomplishments, but they grow in their daily walk with Christ Jesus. They learn the skills needed to equip them for the 21st century and to live a life of faith in Christ Jesus. We are proud of the well-rounded education we offer to children from the Tri-Valley area.

St. Philip is an accredited school through  N.L.S.A. (National Lutheran Schools Accreditation). This is indeed an honor that we are proud to have accomplished. It is our goal to continue with our accreditation and to strive to become the best school possible!

If you haven’t visited our campus, I would invite you to come by and see our school in action! I would like to invite you to consider St. Philip for your child’s education and know that we would be honored to be your partner in your child’s educational endeavors.

Please feel free to contact me or our school office if you have any questions about St. Philip Lutheran School or if I can be of any service to you.


Yours Truly,

Mr. Raymond E. Zinnel