Maspeth’s Martin Luther School expanding into Bayside

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After 56 years in Maspeth, the Martin Luther School (MLS) is expanding into northeast Queens, as the school will be bringing its mission and ministry to the Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside (LSFB) next February.

Beginning Feb. 1, 2016, MLS will oversee the academic and extracurricular programs for middle school students, grades five through eight, at LSFB. It will also begin a new program designed for high school students in grades nine and 10 as well.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our ministry into the Bayside community and entering into this partnership with the LSFB family,” said Randal C. Gast, MLS executive director. “We have been so incredibly blessed to see growth at our Maspeth campus, and look forward to building a new and vibrant ministry in Bayside.”

Current LSFB students in grades five through eight will experience a seamless integration into the Martin Luther School – Bayside (MLSB) family beginning in February, with an expansion of curriculum and activities scheduled to begin at the start of the next school year in September, 2016, including programming for high school students in grades nine through 12.

“It’s a collaboration between the Martin Luther School and the Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside. They are looking to branch out and we are looking to collaborate with them,” said Marian Haselbach, principal at LSFB. “We are trying to make more opportunities and resources available. We are working to enhance both our programs. The main reason is to keep out ministry and mission alive and make it more accessible. I’m very excited about it.”

LSFB and MLSB will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the LSFB campus, located at 36-01 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Families are invited to come and learn about the curriculum, extracurricular programs and the application process for both schools.

For more information or to receive an application packet, call the Martin Luther School at 718-894-4000, ext. 133.