School Tuition Organization (STO)

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Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14


The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization exists to assist families who desire a Lutheran education for their children. Explore our website to see if the STO can help you, or to see how your generous donation can help bring the benefits of a Lutheran education to as many children as possible. The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is affiliated with the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education.


$508,655 Funds Raised in 2019!! Thank You!!


The 2020 Fundraising Goal for the ILSTO is $949,505.  This is based on ILSTO's share of the tax credits that the State of Iowa has allocated to the STO's of Iowa.  For more information on how this goal is set, please look at the "Donation Goal" section on the Donate page.


Contact Us!


via email:

Dewey Torkelson:


via phone:

Dewey Torkelson - (712) 260-2991


via postal service:

Iowa Lutheran STO

PO Box 176

Terril, IA 51364


Thank You for continuing to support Christian Education!!