First Lutheran School

2900 W Carson Street,
Torrance, CA, 90503-0905
Tel: (310)320-9920
Grades: K - 8 | 387 students
First Lutheran School, established in 1957, is owned and operated by First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Torrance.
First Lutheran is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and provides instruction in all subjects required by the State of California.
In addition, 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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 387 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade First Lutheran School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Extracurriculars

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,

School Notes:

  • 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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacific Lutheran High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greenwood Ave. KinderCare (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hickory Tree School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Torrance Greenwood Ave. KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1520 Greenwood Avenue
    Torrance , CA , 90503
    (310)320-4429
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.3  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Torrance
    Pacific Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Po Box 3295
    Torrance , CA , 90510
    (310)530-1231
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.3  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Torrance
    Hickory Tree School
    21720 Madrona Ave
    Torrance , CA , 90503
    (310)533-4830
    0.4  mi  |  113  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
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