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".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1957
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students296 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries based on grade for elementary, 2,3 or 5 day program for Preschool. Also half or full day program.
Admissions DirectorKaren Mora


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Covina
    Grades: NS-8 | 355 students
    2.9 miles
    1211 E Badillo St
    West Covina, CA 91790
    (626) 732-1500
    2.9 NS-8
  • West Covina
    Grades: PK-12 | 292 students
    1.9 miles
    1600 E Francisquito Avenue
    West Covina, CA 91791
    (626) 919-2000
    1.9 PK-12
  • Chino Hills
    Grades: K-6 | 211 students
    9 miles
    2549 Madrugada Drive
    Chino Hills, CA 91709
    (909) 465-9905
    9 K-6
  • Anaheim
    Grades: NS-8 | 509 students
    15.4 miles
    5300 East La Palma Ave
    Anaheim, CA 92807
    (714) 874-8233
    15.4 NS-8
  • Chino
    St. Margaret Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 405 students
    11.9 miles
    12664 Central Ave
    Chino, CA 91710
    (909) 591-8419
    11.9 PK-8

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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