• A view for the school classes

  • High School graduation 2014/2015

  • School folklore dancing group - Dabka

  • A class at the laboratory

April 2016 Newsletter

Saturday 2nd:- The school arranged an educational trip visit to Bethlehem University for the 10th and 11th grades. The aim of the visit was to give the students a good idea about the university and its departments and to help students know more about the programs, subjects and courses that it gives. The second aim w

March 2016 Newsletter

March 3rd:-The Environment Educational Centre organized a breakfast for the Kinder-garten students at the ELS with Hamuda Diary Milk Company. They came to school and presented their dairy products to the students. The idea is to encourage our students to support the national products and implement Boycott, Divestmen

Feb 2016 Newsletter

1.     February 3rd:With the help of the Director of Education Office (DEO) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the school installed three Smart Boards for the 1st &2nd & 3rd grades. The idea is to develop the way of teaching at class and to give access to the children to use the new tech

January 2016 Newsletter

The second semester of school has started. We were very happy to welcome our teachers and students back into the classrooms after they spent a wonderful Christmas holiday with their friends and families. Before classes began, the administration took time to encourage all of our students as we embark on a new semeste

Evangelical Lutheran School


 The Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour (ELS), founded in 1901 by German missionaries, is one of four schools run and financed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). The school has a total of 460 students, most of whom belong to one of the several Christian denominations represented in the region of Bethlehem. About 23% of the students are Moslem.
 Although the ELS is one of the oldest institutions in the Bethlehem area, it is a modern school, with all the facilities to make it attractive to the students of Beit Sahour and the surrounding area. Contrary to the great majority of the schools in Palestine, our school belongs to the very few coeducational schools in the country. While keeping excellent academic standards, we believe in the holistic approach. Student activities cover a wide range of themes including music and choir, poetry, sports, dabkeh  (a traditional Arab dance), manufacturing of candles and ceramics,wood carving – especially with olive wood –, mosaic designing and recycling paper and glass.

We warmly welcome you to visit our website and discover what a Christian school in the Holy Land has to offer.


Our Mission

The Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour reflects tradition in its existence and permanence.  It is founded to develop students spiritually, psychologically, and educationally.
The school’s mission is that of a holistic approach to development, the creation of self-confidence, the reinforcement of community and co-operation, as well as the creation of responsible citizens capable of adapting to the continuous changes of time through an educational system unique in its performance and results.
The school works diligently to build bridges of communication with the local and international communities
Our Goals
  1. Developing wholesome students who are inventive and creative, through a holistic approach.
  2. Living tolerance, peaceful co-existence and love.
  3. To intensify communication and exchange with local and international communities.
  4. To mold the Palestinian National and Christian identity.
  5. Providing a quality education with an innovative approach.
  6.  To create a healthy, stimulating and caring school environment.
  7.  Integration of students with special needs or disabilities in school and in society.
  8.  Promoting the role of women in the Palestinian society