"Celebrating 62 Years of success" Christ Lutheran School is a private Christian school located on a beautiful pastoral campus next to Cortez Park in West Covina.
An educational tradition since 1957, the school accepts students age two through eighth grade. Academic excellence and the teaching of Christian values comprise the core of the kindergarten through eighth grade program.
New for the 2017-18 school year is a full day Transitional Kindergarten.
In 2003, CLS was acknowledged by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only six private schools, elementary or high school in California.
CLS had to demonstrate that their eighth grade students test on a national test in the top ten percent in the nation.
Awarded a W.A.S.C. (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accreditation in 2009.
In 2016, Principal Christopher Andrade was the recipient of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America`s (ELCA) Principal of the Year Award and "National Distinguised Principal".

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(School Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies based on grade for elementary, 2,3 or 5 day program for Preschool. Also half or full day program.
Admissions Director
Karen Mora


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Computer Club, Homework Clinic, Homework Club, Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental Music

School Notes

  • Advanced Math Classes
  • Accelerated Reading (AR) Program
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Lab
  • State-of-the-Art Science Lab
  • Spanish and Advanced Spanish (Middle School)
  • Field Trips and Outdoor Education
  •     4th - California Time Capsule
  •     5th - Astrocamp
  •     6th - CIMI (Catalina)
  •     7th - Yosemite
  •     8th - East Coast, Washington D.C.
  • Chapel Services every week
  • PE (All Grades) and after school sports (5th - 8th)
  • Teacher aides in all elementary classrooms
  • Online Grading Program
  • California Standards Based Curriculum
  • In 2009, accreditation from W.A.S.C. (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). In 2015 a 6 year extension was added.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I have a child that been attending Christ Lutheran since pre school. She's now in the 6 grade. We are so grateful to have such a tight group of Teachers and Parents That get Involved with with the students. It's a blessing to find a Good School in a nice community as south hills. Keep up the Good work Christ Lutheran. Our daughter have two more years there. Keep pushing her, and prepare her for high school. The Glory belongs to God.
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I have two children (grade school & middle school) attending CLS and they both have had a great learning experience. Most of the teachers are very caring and nurturing. The teachers they have/had, have taken a great interest in making sure that the children understand the curriculum. Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Annis, and Mrs. Smith (1st, 3rd, and 4th grades) are in my children's opinions, the best teachers. They know how to capture the students imagination and make learning fun. Mrs. Mortensen (middle school math) is great with the kids. My middle schooler has really enjoyed all the outdoor education trips. The children are taught to be well rounded and the school takes part in a few community charitable events. If your child is advanced in math, they will allow them to take math with the higher grades if the child tests into it. All the teachers are credentialed and most have a Masters Degree. The campus is fully gated and they do have cameras throughout the school (which unfortunately is a good thing now a days). The school also has a great PE and after school sports programs.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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