Christ Lutheran School

820 W Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821-0928
Tel: (714)529-0892
Grades: PK-8 | 225 students
Christ Lutheran - Brea
Christ Lutheran - Brea
Christ Lutheran School has been serving children and their families since the inception of the Preschool in 1964.
The Elementary School opened its doors in 1980.
Today CLS spans two campuses in Brea and Fullerton with one mission in mind - To provide an excellent education firmly grounded in Christ. The Main Campus of CLS, located on Imperial Highway in Brea, serves children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Smaller class sizes and a full-day Kindergarten program are part of what makes CLS unique. We have an additional campus in Fullerton for our Preschool students. The talents and resources of both campuses work together to grow children grounded firmly in faith and wisdom. CLS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges and the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation. CLS is owned and operated by the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, a member of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Christ Lutheran School meets or exceeds the California State Standards for each grade level. Test scores from our students are consistently high in all subjects. In addition to the cores subjects, the curriculum offered at CLS includes art, music, physical education and Spanish (foreign language instruction begins at 6th grade). Students also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports', band, choir and hand bells.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Full RSP
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 225 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts, Band, Speech/Writing, Student Council Arts, Band, Speech/Writing, Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Top 5 Reasons to attend CLS
  • Academic Excellence Our Standardized Test scores are outstanding! We are very proud of our students and graduates who have earned top honors at the premier local high schools. Iowa Testing Program—Norm-Referenced Testing Program The Iowa Testing Program is the longest running statewide testing program in the country. This unique program is a voluntary cooperative program that includes administering The Iowa Tests to students in grades K–12. The program is provided as a service to Iowa schools by the College of Education of The University of Iowa and is supported by Riverside Publishing on Nation Wide Basis. The emphasis in the program has been on the use of The Iowa Tests for instructional purposes. Riverside produces test materials and distributes them to The University of Iowa and manages the processing, scoring, and reporting of test results.
  • Well Rounded Education We offer computer and specialized art instruction to all elementary students and intramural sports programs for 5th-8th graders. We are also proud to bring you our annual Spring Musical.
  • Excellent Enthusiastic Teachers We have credentialed teachers, many with Masters Degrees, who are involved in current teaching methods and love children. Our teachers are eager to have the opportunity to tell children about Jesus.
  • Great Families Our families also have a desire to have their children in a caring environment, surrounded with support and love. The result is much fewer discipline issues because of our excellent teaming with families.
  • Love of Jesus! We promise that your children will hear every day that Jesus loves them! In a world that focuses on immediate gratification, your children will hear the story of the One who gave His life for us all.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Committed Christian School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Of Brea (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Of Brea (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brea
    Montessori Of Brea
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 85 students
    0.5 miles
    400 West Fir Street
    Brea, CA 92821
  • Brea
    St. Angela Merici School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 294 students
    0.5 miles
    575 S Walnut Avenue
    Brea, CA 92821
  • Fullerton
    North Fullerton KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 8 students
    1.8 miles
    3223 North Associated Rd.
    Fullerton, CA 92835
  • La Habra
    Grades: UG | 14 students
    1.9 miles
    1080 S Cypress St Ste F
    La Habra, CA 90631
  • Brea
    Grades: NS-5 | 190 students
    2 miles
    200 S. Associated Road
    Brea, CA 92821

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Excellent academic programs, small class sizes. School has a very family like atmosphere.
- Posted by Parent, 04/02/13

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