Christ Lutheran School

  • Christ Lutheran School is deeply rooted in a tradition of academic excellence, Christian character development and education for the whole child. The preschool program nurtures an excitement for learning and provides a strong foundation for spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development. Our well-rounded elementary program challenges students in a supportive atmosphere, while our junior high program prepares students for the rigors of secondary education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning disabilities
Year Founded1870

Student Body

Total Students177 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(CLS logo polo shirt and khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,475
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on grade level. Please contact the school office for more information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel Band grades 6-8, Choir

School Notes

  • Christ Lutheran School values technology in education. From Chromebooks to iPads and Lego Robotics, students benefit from technology-enriched learning in their 21st century world.  In addition to strong academics, Christ Lutheran School offers music and athletic opportunities for students to explore and expand their talents. Small class sizes allow teachers to better meet the varied needs of our students. Please visit our website at or our facebook page to see why our families love CLS!

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  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
We have had our children enrolled at Christ Lutheran for 6 years and LOVE this school! We wish it didn't end at 8th grade! They are receiving a Christ-centered, quality education that is affordable.
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Our children have attended CLS since pre-K, and I can't imagine having a better experience with a school. CLS fosters a caring, compassionate environment while providing outstanding academic programs. The faculty is fantastic - a wealth of experience with such a loving attitude. Our dedicated principal works tirelessly to drive CLS into the future while preserving the culture that makes CLS so inviting. We are truly blessed to be a part of the CLS family.
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Christ Lutheran School has the best teachers and staff, who will love, teach, and share God's love to your children. We could not have asked for a better learning environment. Our children have been there since pre-school and the oldest will be graduating 8th grade this year. This is a bitter sweet time, as we decide our daughter's next step. We do know that CLS has helped prepare her for what ever lies ahead.
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My daughter has attended Christ Lutheran School since Pre-K3. She is now in 3rd grade and we are continuously delighted with her academic progress. The teachers at Christ Lutheran really care about the children and it shows! My daughter loves Christ Lutheran, her teachers, and the staff. We are very excited about Heidi Guelzow's dedication and vision for the school.
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Class size is small, which allows for individualized attention. Staff is outstanding and really care about each child's success. Academics are challenging, but not overwhelming.
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CLS has been a great school for our family. It offers excellent academic preparation for its students as they move into high school. Our youngest is a current eighth grader and is active in school sports and band in addition to his studies. Our older two children are now in college, and both excelled at a highly rated public high school due in large part to their preparation at CLS. The teachers provide a great balance of nurturing and discipline for a great classroom environment. We have a strong principal that has a vision to the future while embracing the important traditions of the school. All types of students can flourish at CLS, which offers programs for both gifted and special needs students.
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An excellent school with high academic standards. I would highly recommend it especially if your child needs more individual attention. Experienced, Excellent ,kind teachers !
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Absolutely love Christ Lutheran. Can not say enough good things. Teachers are awesome! They all are wonderful Christian examples which I love. Academics are outstanding. My older child is now in High School and was very prepared when she left CLS. I highly recommend this school. The kids receive a lot of individual attention. My daughter loves to go to school and that says a lot!
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CLS is a great school with fantastic faculty and resources. Small class sizes and extra "reach-out" program if your child needs any extra assistance. We love the school and faculty. Our child loves it just as much, if not more. Great school!!!!
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CLS has it all! Outstanding academics, great teachers, lots of extracurricular activities and a Christian envirnoment. I truely believe that CLS is the best school in Little Rock.
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The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $4,929 for elementary schools and $6,611 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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