Christ Lutheran School

"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 (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
311 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Christ Lutheran School offer a summer program?
Yes, Christ Lutheran School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Christ Lutheran School offer?
Christ Lutheran School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Christ Lutheran School's ranking?
Christ Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Christ Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Christ Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
As an aunt, I look for my niece and nephew to have the best education and amazing teachers that will guide them towards a successful future. Both of them have been attending Christ Lutheran for some time now and I can vouch for the school when I say they have one of the best educational systems I have seen. Talking to both my niece and nephew, they have shown me how much they have grown but also how advanced they are compared to other kids I have met. They also never fail to tell me how amazing their teachers are, which makes me happy because it means they enjoy learning from them. Christ Lutheran should take great pride in their school, their amazing hard-working teachers, and the students they are preparing for success. Thank you Christ Lutheran and I hope you continue to have great school years!
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As this school year is coming to a close and my daughter graduates from 8th grade, I wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on what a great school this has been for our family. Both of our girls matriculated through Christ Lutheran School from age 2 when they were in diapers in the pre-school to 8th grade. The school campus is lovely and secure and it was with some sadness that we attended this last open house and walked the school grounds knowing that our experience having students here is coming to a close. Each and every teacher and member of staff has been caring and very competent. We have been very happy over the years with the quality of education that has been provided and each year pleased with the scores on various standardized testing that are consistently above grade level. Our older daughter chose to go from Christ Lutheran to a quality public school in the area and she was very well-prepared to attend AP classes. The school works hard to keep tuition costs low, and when compared to similar area private Christian Schools is very competitive when tuition and extraneous costs (sports fees, lunches, daycare) are compared. The administrative staff is dedicated, hard-working, and very available to address concerns when they arise. The class size is small so that teachers have the room to provide individual attention. This school is the best private Christian school in the area and I am so glad we found it!
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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 (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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