|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Other school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 8|
|Total Students||387 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||40% (CA School Avg.: 41%)|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||19 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||6 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||First Kids after-school arts program, LEAD student council, after-school Spanish language classes, after-school interscholastic sports program, church youth choirs, church youth groups First Kids after-school arts program,
LEAD student council,
after-school Spanish language classes,
after-school interscholastic sports program,
church youth choirs,
church youth groups,
- First Lutheran School, established in 1957, is owned and operated by First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Torrance.
- First Lutheran is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and provides instruction in all subjects required by the State of California.
- First Lutheran's daily curriculum includes enrichment courses in vocal music, religion and computer technology.
- The First Lutheran teaching philosophy includes critical thinking, cooperative learning skills, and the Open Court approach to reading.
- Our goals are to provide a caring environment to our school and the community, to prepare students intellectually with a strong academic program, and to nurture children and families in the Christian faith.
- First Lutheran offers a first-rate Christian education where Christ is taught in the classroom and where the Christian principles of love and forgiveness are taught and practiced in every arena of school life.
- A high level of parent involvement is found at every grade level throughout the school.
- First Lutheran School, rooted in Christian faith and the assurance of God's grace, provides our diverse community of children a quality education, preparing them to participate in the world through lives of service and leadership.
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