Christ Lutheran Church and School

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Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #1 - Building confidence through encouragement, students study the life and teachings of Jesus and realizing He not only made an impact on the worldHe changed the world, forever! Through His birth, death and resurrection, He paid the price for our sins and promised eternal life to all who believe.
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Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #1 - Building confidence through encouragement, students study the life and teachings of Jesus and realizing He not only made an impact on the worldHe changed the world, forever! Through His birth, death and resurrection, He paid the price for our sins and promised eternal life to all who believe.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #2 - Children love the visual and performing arts program, project-based learning experiences and the sports program. Before and after school care offers enrichment activities and homework help.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #3 - Christ Lutheran students experience the excitement of learning and are fostered to be curious to grow in their God-given talents. Children live in a world full of discovery, new accomplishments and innovations. They are guided to think for the future.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #4 - We provide positive learning in an honoring Christian environment to equip students with the beneficial skills of sharing their love, joy and knowledge with others.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #5 - Welcome to Christ Lutheran where faith, academics, and families come together! We are blessed to have you partner with us to enrich children's lives and develop character traits in children that prepares them to be Knights for Christ, throughout their lives.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #6 - WASC and NLSA accredited, students are challenged by innovative practices and S.T.E.A.M. studies from a Biblical world view. Partnering with families, Christ Lutheran enriches children's lives by building character in the foundational years.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #7 - Our mission is to prepare and encourage students to become passionate Christian leaders who proclaim the love of Jesus.
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #8 - Nurturing Knights for Christ who SERVE and are:Successful LearnersEmotionally SecureResponsible CitizensVibrant BelieversEngaged Physically
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #9 - Our highly qualified staff challenge our students through high academic standards in a nurturing, faith-based environment
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo #10 - A strong and inclusive Christian tradition that will give your child tools for life, whether or not you and your family participate in a faith community
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,190
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Differences
Year Founded
1957
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
348 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Christ Lutheran Church and School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms - Khakis + Polos

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
8694 Community Rate 7694 Church Member Rate 5% discount for multiple children
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Brian Bresemann

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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!!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christ Lutheran Church and School cost?
Christ Lutheran Church and School's tuition is approximately $8,190 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Christ Lutheran Church and School?
The acceptance rate of Christ Lutheran Church and School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Christ Lutheran Church and School offer a summer program?
Yes, Christ Lutheran Church and School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Christ Lutheran Church and School offer?
Christ Lutheran Church and School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Christ Lutheran Church and School's ranking?
Christ Lutheran Church and School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Christ Lutheran Church and School?
The application deadline for Christ Lutheran Church and School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Christ Lutheran Church and School located?
Christ Lutheran Church and School is located in the Westside Costa Mesa neighborhood of Costa Mesa, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Westside Costa Mesa.

School Reviews

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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,190
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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