Founded in 2002, Asia Lutheran Education Association (ALEA) is a collegial organization of educators, PS-12 schools and post-secondary institutions focused on the highest quality education while establishing Christian communities throughout Asia.
Over the last century, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) started many schools throughout the world, as have other Lutheran churches. With student body populations ranging from less than fifty students to thousands of students, the schools serve both local and international communities and students. The schools and institutions have often worked independently. ALEA is bringing Lutheran schools and institutions together to learn from each other and network with schools, universities and churches regionally and internationally.
ALEA partner schools and institutions are located across Asia including in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The schools and institutions:
promote high-quality academic and Christian education programs
continuous training of teachers and leaders, seek the highest quality educators
encourage international conversations on education
build caring faith communities serving students and their families
The goals of ALEA are cooperative teacher and administrator recruitment strategies, expanding teacher and leadership training opportunities and developing vibrant communities for out reach and service.
If your Lutheran school or institution is interested in joining ALEA, please see our membership packet.