Sully is home to two top-notch schools where students receive the educational nurture and extra-curricular opportunities to excel in academics and in life. The same pride demonstrated in the quality of work found in the local businesses is evident in the level of education provided for students at the community schools. The Lynnville-Sully Community School District offers excellence in public education for students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, and Sully Christian School provides high quality, private Christian education for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Lynnville-Sully is located on the northeast side of town across from the Christian Reformed Church while Sully Christian School sits in the southeast corner of town.

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Sully is proudly served by two outstanding preschools, Inspirations Child Care and Preschool Center and The Diamond Trail Children's Center.

Inspirations Preschool

Inspirations Child Care and Preschool Center opened in 2007 to provide a high quality, fully licensed, Christian facility for children from six weeks to ten years of age. Inspirations boasts a beautiful, clean facility within the Sully Christian School building; however, Inspirations is a self-contained, non-for-profit organization which is run by a Board of Directors. Inspirations offers educational activities throughout the year for all attending children; caring, trained staff; thematic units during the school year and summer sessions; regular field trips designed for specific age groups; and flexible scheduling from 6:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday to meet each family's unique lifestyle needs. The center's mission states that Inspirations is a place, "where we are inspired to help children, parents, and a community to grow." Contact Director Dawn Albee at 641-594-3355 for more information about their passion for serving children or to arrange a tour of Inspirations. Online at:

Diamond Trail Preschool

Diamond Trail Children's Center established in 2004 offers a spacious, fully licensed child care and preschool facility for infants from six weeks of age to school aged children. Located on the northeast side in the town of Lynnville, the Diamond Trail Children's Center offers a large, nicely equipped playground complete with a larger-than-life, multi-colored mural for outside exploration and play. The Diamond Trail Children's Center provides reliable child care with scheduling that is flexible, Monday through Friday, from 6:30am to 5:30pm. The nurturing staff help the children develop age appropriate skills through weekly theme activities; during the school year the preschool (three to four year olds) and the pre-kindergarten  (four to five year olds) utilize the research-based curriculum, The Creative Curriculum. For more information about Diamond Trial Children's Center and their commitment as they help children in their "Growing Strong" journey, call Cindy Norman, Director, at 641-527-2200. Visit Diamond Trail Preschool Online at


The Lynnville-Sully Community School, located at the northeast edge of Sully, serves students from southeast Jasper and southwest Poweshiek counties. Lynnville-Sully students come from Lynnville, Searsboro, Killduff, and Galesburg in addition to the Sully area.

lynnville-sully1.jpgA professional staff of about 50 teachers with a supporting staff of 25 serve a student population of 530. Because of the commitment to excellence, Lynnville-Sully students have received numerous honors and awards in both scholastics and extracurricular activities. The solid educational framework coupled with family and community support are evidenced clearly in Lynnville-Sully's high ranking evaluations as conducted by the Iowa Department of Education. Furthermore, class sizes are small enough to provide students with individualized support and attention yet large enough to offer students multiple opportunities for personal growth and development. High school students have a variety of core and elective courses available to prepare them for university or vocational pursuits.

Although L-S is a small town school, many resources have been devoted to cultivating technology opportunities and resources for both students and staff. For additional information, please visit the L-S School Website .

Sully Christian School

Sully Christian School provides Biblically based education for kindergarten through eighth grade students. SCS offers high academic standards, art, music, and athletics coupled with a Christian perspective taught by committed Christian teachers.

Bible is taught at all grade levels and the school community participates in regular chapel services with special guests. Throughout the year extracurricular activities are available to students and parents through junior high sports, Fine Arts competitions, field trips, Food and Fun night, and the annual auction. 


SCS is governed by a parent run board and supported by parents of former students. Excellence in the classroom and a variety of enriching extracurricular activities are supported by a large network of parents, grandparents, local churches, and Christian school advocates. Founded in 1911, Sully Christian School, continues in its long held mission to educate and equip children to serve and bring glory to God to their fullest potential.

To learn more about the Sully Christian School, visit their website at