Anchor Lutheran School

Anchor Lutheran School Photo #1 - Perhaps what Anchor is best known for is our warm, loving environment, being a place children, parents, and staff genuinely love to be. We are a school community that welcomes people as they are, sharing God's unconditional love through our high quality educational experience. Our students and families quickly come to know that Anchor is not just a school; it's a large extended family of other people who care.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #1 - Perhaps what Anchor is best known for is our warm, loving environment, being a place children, parents, and staff genuinely love to be. We are a school community that welcomes people as they are, sharing God's unconditional love through our high quality educational experience. Our students and families quickly come to know that Anchor is not just a school; it's a large extended family of other people who care.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #2 - Students and staff in front of the main entrance of our school, with the cross of Christ lifted above. In our whole program, Jesus is lifted up as the example we follow and the purpose to which we commit ourselves.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #3 - The biggest contribution to our nurturing classroom environments is that Jesus is a part of each one. His presence is sense in the way students treat each other, the symbols and imagery around the walls, and the care of the instructors. Christian education is so much more than just the three R's.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #4 - The small average class size is a big part of why students enjoy Anchor Lutheran. Each student is able to receive an abundant amount of teacher attention and support, helping them to thrive.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #5 - Technology is deeply integrated to our school program. Laptop computing, iPad use, and interactive whiteboards are utilized by teachers and students daily, with one-to-one programs implemented 5th Grade on up.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #6 - Our playground features great facilities, open space, and even a sledding hill. Whether during the "green" or "white" seasons, there is always something to do outside at Anchor!
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #7 - Our 5th - 8th Graders enjoy participation in outdoor and indoor soccer, cross country running, basketball, volleyball, and track. Christian sportsmanship is emphasized, and all students are given plenty of participation time.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #8 - Music is a vibrant part of the Anchor experience. All children, Preschool on up, have multiple general music classes each week. Instrumental music begins with Orff and other percussion instruments already in Preschool, adds the Recorder in Third Grade, and then Band in Fourth, with Band as an elective 5th Grade through Junior High.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #9 - The fine arts are key to a well-rounded education. Our drama program engages students in developing valuable life skills while kindling a passion for an activity they may pursue throughout their lives. The Fall Drama is an annual K-8 extracurricular, while Junior High students prepare a Spring Production as a regular part of our curriculum.
Anchor Lutheran School Photo #10 - Our 7th & 8th Graders travel on the East Coast Heritage Trip every other year (next in the fall of 2016). Our most recent trip was a 10-day excursion through Boston and other New England locations, New York City, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C.
The Anchor Mission is to provide a Christ-centered community focused on the growth of the whole child by partnering with families to provide an inclusive environment where children flourish academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.
General Learning Targets embody what we want all students to know: 1) Effective Communication 2) High Level Thinking 3) Solid Foundation of Knowledge 4) Positive Behaviors 5) Community Appreciation.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Anchor Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for:

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
197 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Anchor Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Neat and modest, representing Christian values

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition listed is standard rate for the K-12 program. We offer tuition assistance to families who qualify based on income.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kyla or Shane



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Board Games Club, Chess, Outdoor Education, Puzzle Club, Ski

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama

School Notes

  • Anchor Lutheran School operates as a Christian alternative to other educational and childcare programs in our community. We believe that many of the influences that affect development and character formation may be positively directed in a Christian atmosphere. In order to ensure proper development and Christian direction, we offer a quality academic educational program centered around Christ and His example for living. It is the purpose of Anchor Lutheran to assist the home in developing the total child, mind, body, and soul. We equip children with tools necessary to carry on lives of confidence and security in a challenging world. Through the experiences gained at Anchor Lutheran, children are better able to cope with the everyday problems of this world while keeping their sights on Jesus our Savior and the hope of eternal life. We realize that families have a wide variety of educational choices for their children. At Anchor, we provide the many different aspects of a well-rounded learning environment, while emphasizing lives of Christian compassion and active service to others. We believe no other school in Anchorage provides children with the same high level of academic instruction, exposure to the arts, and training in technology while effectively emphasizing the more important aspects of life: faith-driven kindness, compassion, and acts of service. Anchor alumni don`t just excel in their future academic endeavors; they excel as individuals, making the world around them better as they live their lives for the Lord. Key Features:
  • Christ-Centered Education
  • Service Emphasis and Opportunities
  • Licensed Christian Teachers
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Convenient Location
  • Fine Arts Emphasis: Music, Art, Drama
  • Athletic Program - Outdoor Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Track
  • Licensed Child Watch Program (Before and After School Care, K-6)
  • Licensed Preschool offering full-day Child Care
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Need-based Financial Assistance Program (for K-8 only)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Anchor Lutheran School cost?
Anchor Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $9,550 for private students and $955 for summer students.
What schools are Anchor Lutheran School often compared to?
Anchor Lutheran Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mountain City Christian Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Anchor Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of Anchor Lutheran School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 94%.
Does Anchor Lutheran School offer a summer program?
Yes, Anchor Lutheran School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Anchor Lutheran School offer?
Anchor Lutheran School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Marksmanship, Mountaineering, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball. Anchor Lutheran School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for most sports offered.
What is Anchor Lutheran School's ranking?
Anchor Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alaska for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Anchor Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Anchor Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Anchor Lutheran School located?
Anchor Lutheran School is located in the Taku And Campbell neighborhood of Anchorage, AK. There are 1 other private schools located in Taku And Campbell.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
My son has attended for approximately 2 years. Before that, he went to Catholic Schools. He likes this school because the chapel is relaxed and with music. He gets to do higher-order thinking and is not required to memorize solely as a way to test. There are tons of after-school activities and he gets the chance to grow up slowly instead of being exposed to things that he's not ready for.
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I chose this school because of the commitment the staff has to the children being developed into young adults that are leaders. They don`t "just" focus on academics. With that being said I am very impressed with the dedication these teachers have to help the kids succeed. Where else have you been where the teachers read a book aloud and download it so that students that learn better audibly than visually can listen to it ? Or record video lessons so the students can go back and watch the lesson again if they aren`t getting something? This school is amazing!!! And the class size is small enough that your student is going to get the educational experience all kids deserve.
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My child has been attending Anchor Lutheran for three years now and it is a phenomenal school! The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is excellent (with a great mix of academics, spirituality, music, PE, etc) and the staff is great too. I love that every adult that works at the school knows who my child is, his name, what class he's in and where he should be. You can't put a price on the ability to drop your child off in the morning and know they are not only safe and learning, but truly cared for.
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Our family has been involved with Anchor Lutheran School for 14 years.Two of our boys graduated from this school and we still have three children attending the school. I have been very impressed and grateful for the personalized teaching style available for the children. The close relationship between the teachers, children, and parents allows us all to work together to find the best path for educating them while keeping them interested and happy. I highly recommend this school to your family also. If you are looking for a faith based environment with a great staff of teachers and administrators you will find it at Anchor Lutheran School. This school provides great support for your children's education and encourages parental involvement with the school and it's many fun programs. I cant express enough how grateful and pleased our family is for Anchor Lutheran School and the educational support we have received and continue to receive here.
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My son started here because I was looking for a daycare where my son could go a week on and week off. When the summer program was ending, he was going to start kindergarten so we decided to enroll our son into the school year and I never regretted it since. The care the teachers provide is superb. My son loves music class and Wednesday pizza hot lunch day :-). He loves Chapel. When he is at the after or before care my son is always excited to get into the school to play with his friends and learn.
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We have been part of the Anchor Lutheran family for over 10 years now. When we started going there we were only looking for a preschool for our girls but after going there for only a year and a half we knew we needed to stay for elementary and junior high. The teachers, principal, and staff are amazing. They are easy to get ahold of and talk to. They use just the right amount of structure paired with compassion and can tailor this to fit each students needs. As my daughter approaches high school next year she is already placing in sophomore and honors level classes. Anchor provides them with the tools, strength and courage that they need to become strong young adults.
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We have been very pleased with Anchor Lutheran's preschool program & K-8 , as well. The teachers & staff genuinely care about the children. The approach towards children is gentle and respectful. We are impressed with all that our children are learning and the teachers make it fun for them. As parents, we feel welcome and listened to. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We are confident our children are getting a high quality education and having a positive experience.
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I have attended Anchor Lutheran for almost 11 years now, I have been with the same 4 people ever since I started at Anchor and I have loved every part of it. They make sure that you keep your close friends. Ever since I was little the teachers have always treated me and everyone else with respect. They all treat you like family, they are always there to help you when you are struggling and if you look like your sad or upset they always do their very best to make you feel better. Over the past years I have loved Anchor and it doesn`t matter if you are religious or not they treat you with the same amount of respect as everyone else.
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Our family absolutely loves Anchor Lutheran. The teachers and staff are fantastic, going above and beyond when it comes to their student's education. Once you enroll in the school, you are treated like family. There are plenty of opportunities for students to partake in different activities, from sports, to choir and band, to chess club and more. I would recommend Anchor to any family looking for a quality education for their child(ren). Whether you are highly religious or not, this school is a blessing.
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My two children have attended Anchor Lutheran for nearing four years and our family could not be happier. We love that the school not only provides a fantastic ( and technologically cutting edge) education, but character development with a foundation in Christian principles. The teachers really do care about those kids and what a difference that makes in the whole school experience. The school has a fantastic music department - both my kids now play TWO instruments! I never feel "out if the loop" but have great communication with the teachers and what's going on in the classroom.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 197 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Anchorage, AK is $9,588 for elementary schools and $8,770 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Anchorage, AK is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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