About Us

Mission Statement

Shepherd of the Woods School is dedicated to growing each student’s social, emotional, and academic skills by building on their God-given gifts. Christian values, beliefs, and discipleship are built through living out Christ’s Word in community.

Vision Statement

Shepherd of the Woods School is dedicated to growing based on our Seven Core Values. These values are the foundation for educating happy, healthy children to become lifelong learners and disciples of Christ who are ready to be productive Christian citizens in our rapidly changing world.

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in Shepherd of the Woods School, a ministry of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church!

By exploring this website you will see how we live out our mission, vision, and core values. When all of these come alive in our day-to-day life together, our students experience love, acceptance, faith in action, and a quality, personalized education. Each student’s God-given gifts are grown by using the latest technology to determine each student’s strengths and where learning should begin. We also partner with different community agencies to help support your child’s social, emotional, and academic development.

We understand and appreciate that learning is a partnership among parents, teachers, and church community. Through this partnership, we learn and serve together in Christian love. We value open and ongoing communication among the home, school, and church.

Since the choice of your child’s school is one of the most important decisions you will make, I invite you to contact me or Angie Ervin, our Admissions Counselor, to discuss how our program may help your child grow. We encourage you to come for a personal tour. Only through seeing our school in action can you truly experience our motto: Learning, Loving, Serving. Join us for worship and fellowship. Come be part of our family!

In His service,
Madelyn Speagle, Ed.D.

Ask the Principal

SOTW Southside Campus (Preschool)

7860 Southside Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 641-3393

(904) 641-0919 (Fax)

SOTW Mandarin (Lakeshore) Campus

6595 Columbia Park Ct Jacksonville, FL 32258

(904) 268-6701

(904) 641-0919 (Fax)

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