18 months-8th grade Christ Lutheran School offers a curriculum aligned with California State Standards, attempting to meet the needs of each child in a co-ed day school.
Our Christian education setting provides a safe and secure environment where students can feel free to develop their gifts and talents.
Before and after school care is available.  Christ Lutheran has National Accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and through National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).
Our Purpose: Connecting People to Jesus.  Our Mission: Partnering with parents to educate the whole child spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically in a Christ-centered environment.
Our Vision: Nurturing Knights for Christ who SERVE and are: Successful Learners, Emotionally Secure, Responsible Citizens, Vibrant Believers, and Engaged Physically.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 331 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,190
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Christ Lutheran Church and School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
331 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Christ Lutheran Church and School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
8190 Community Rate 7190 Church Member Rate 5% discount for multiple children
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Brian Bresemann



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Masters, Engineering for Kids- S.T.E.M. program, Mandarin/Latin, Math Club, pre-K through eighth grade, S.T.E.A.M. integrated in existing curriculum, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
Artmasters, Dance for Joy, Fine Arts, Integrity Art, Private music lessons, Worship Band 6-8th grade

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Jiu-Jitsu, Soccer, Tennis

School Notes

Christ Lutheran Church and school welcomes everyone to come check us out! Students at Christ Lutheran:
  • Experience S.T.E.A.M. integrated in K-8
  • Will have small class sizes for individual attention
  • Engage in our safety based 21st century technology program with mini iPads and Chromebooks
  • Participate in many arts and music programs
  • Are automatically part of our student-to-student mentor program
  • Have the opportunity to participate in our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade class trips
  • Will be part of our in class enrichment programs
  • May be part of our after school care and join after school enrichment programs like Tennis, Archery, Soccer, Chess Club, Engineering, Robotics programs and more!!
Profile last updated: 10/25/2021

School Reviews

Class sizes are not above 25 children, kindergarten and first would perhaps have an aid at that size. Excellent faith based curriculum! My kids went right into honors classes in high school. Safe, loving environment, art, incredible music program, sports, full computer lab, summer programs, middle school trips, musicals, leadership opportunities. Check it out!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 331 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,190
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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