Our History

Since 1992, Our Savior New American School has served Christ and the Long Island community.

Our Savior New American School (OSNAS) began in 1992 as a mission of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The school began as a one-room schoolhouse under the leadership of founding Headmaster Rev. Ronald Stelzer and Principal Dolores Reade. Despite advice not to open the school with only $5,000 in the bank, God has proved Himself faithful by providing at each step.

The co-ed student body has always been very diverse, attracting students from various socio-economic, religious, racial, geographical and international backgrounds. The school community, however, is unified in its commitment to enjoying and transmitting the blessings of a strong Christian and American heritage along with the fruits of Western Civilization.

Graduates have successfully gone on to a variety colleges and careers. These include a national merit semifinalist, a Big-East scholar-athlete of the year, an NBA pro, a Doctor of Theology, two published authors and a Carnegie Hall performer.

After attending, graduating and teaching at OSNAS in the early 2000s, the Dr. Wil Stelzer (son of the founding Headmaster) received a call to return to his alma mater and serve as OSNAS’ second Head of School. As a result, the family values, emphasis on character, and focus on Christ continue to remain pillars of an OSNAS education.