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The Divine Savior School

Doral, Florida

In 2004, Divine Savior Academy opened a campus in Miami Dade County with 30 students in K-3rd grade. Concurrently, a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran mission team founded Divine Savior Church to serve the families of these students and support the local community. The tuition-funded school has grown to 950 students K-12. Given a desire to replicate the first school’s success, a parent organization, Divine Savior Ministries (DSM), was created to serve as the network for all Divine Savior schools and churches. At the request of local congregations, DSM subsequently launched a second school in Florida and two in Texas. Given a demonstrated need in the city of Doral, Fla., for a school for students with special needs, DSM is planning to launch The Divine Savior School. This school will serve students with exceptional needs and their families by providing specialized education and therapies in a supportive community shaped by Christ’s love. The Divine Savior School will serve students with severe and profound needs, including students with Autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, and low cognitive abilities. The school opened in August 2020 with 11 students with plans to grow to a full capacity of 30 students.