Christ Lutheran School

Tel: (626)967-7531
Grades: NS-8 | 296 students
"Celebrating 59 Years of success" Christ Lutheran School is a private Christian school located on a beautiful pastoral campus next to Cortez Park in West Covina.
An educational tradition since 1957, the school accepts students age two through eighth grade. Academic excellence and the teaching of Christian values comprise the core of the kindergarten through eighth grade program.
In 2003, CLS was acknowledged by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only six private schools, elementary or high school in California.
CLS had to demonstrate that their eighth grade students test on a national test in the top ten percent in the nation.
Awarded a W.A.S.C. (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accreditation in 2009.
In 2016, Principal Christopher Andrade was the recipient of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America`s (ELCA) Principal of the Year Award.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1957
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 296 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
72%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 23 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies based on grade for elementary, 2,3 or 5 day program for Preschool. Also half or full day program.
Admissions Director Lydia Fuller

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FootballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Computer Club, Homework Clinic, Homework Club, Instrumental Music, Math Club Computer Club, Homework Club, Math Club, Homework Clinic,
Instrumental Music,

School Notes

  • Advanced Math Classes
  • Accelerated Reading (AR) Program
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Lab
  • State-of-the-Art Science Lab
  • Spanish and Advanced Spanish (Middle School)
  • Vocal Music (K-8th)
  • Field Trips and Outdoor Education
  •     4th - California Time Capsule
  •     5th - Astrocamp
  •     6th - CIMI (Catalina)
  •     7th - Yosemite
  •     8th - East Coast, Washington D.C.
  • Chapel Services every week
  • PE (All Grades) and after school sports (5th - 8th)
  • Teacher aides in all elementary classrooms
  • Online Grading Program
  • California Standards Based Curriculum
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School Reviews

I have two children (grade school & middle school) attending CLS and they both have had a great learning experience. Most of the teachers are very caring and nurturing. The teachers they have/had, have taken a great interest in making sure that the children understand the curriculum. Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Annis, and Mrs. Smith (1st, 3rd & 4th grades) are in my children's opinions, the best teachers. They know how to capture the students'' imagination and make learning fun. My middle schooler has really enjoyed all the outdoor education trips which begin in the 4th grade. The children are taught to be well rounded and the school takes part in a few community charitable events. If your child is advanced in math, they will allow them to take math with the higher grades if the child tests into it. All the teachers are credentialed and most have a Master's Degree. Each classroom does have a teacher's aide. As with any school, parent involvement plays a key role in a child's academic achievement. The campus is fully gated and they do have cameras throughout the school (which unfortunately is a good thing now a days). The school also has a great PE and afterschool sports programs.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
I have two children (grade school & middle school) attending CLS and they both have had a great learning experience. Most of the teachers are very caring and nurturing. The teachers they have/had, have taken a great interest in making sure that the children understand the curriculum. Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Annis, and Mrs. Smith (1st, 3rd, and 4th grades) are in my children's opinions, the best teachers. They know how to capture the students imagination and make learning fun. Mrs. Mortensen (middle school math) is great with the kids. My middle schooler has really enjoyed all the outdoor education trips. The children are taught to be well rounded and the school takes part in a few community charitable events. If your child is advanced in math, they will allow them to take math with the higher grades if the child tests into it. All the teachers are credentialed and most have a Masters Degree. The campus is fully gated and they do have cameras throughout the school (which unfortunately is a good thing now a days). The school also has a great PE and after school sports programs.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
I have a child that been attending Christ Lutheran since pre school. She's now in the 6 grade. We are so grateful to have such a tight group of Teachers and Parents That get Involved with with the students. It's a blessing to find a Good School in a nice community as south hills. Keep up the Good work Christ Lutheran. Our daughter have two more years there. Keep pushing her, and prepare her for high school. The Glory belongs to God.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16

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