Christ Lutheran School has been serving children and their families since the inception of the Preschool in 1964.
The Elementary School opened its doors in 1980. Christ Lutheran has a beautiful modern campus in Brea with one mission in mind - To provide an excellent education firmly grounded in Christ.
Located on Imperial Highway in Brea, serves children in Preschool through 8th grade. Smaller class sizes and a full-day Kindergarten program are part of what makes CLS unique. CLS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges and the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.
CLS is owned and operated by the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, a member of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Christ Lutheran School meets or exceeds the California State Standards for each grade level.
Test scores from our students are consistently high in all subjects.
In addition to the cores subjects, the curriculum offered at CLS includes art, music, physical education and Spanish (foreign language instruction begins at 6th grade). Students also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports', band, choir and hand bells.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 24 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

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Full RSP
Year Founded
1980
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
220 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
57%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Christ Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts, Band, Speech/Writing, Student Council

School Notes

  • Top 5 Reasons to attend CLS
  • Academic Excellence Our Standardized Test scores are outstanding! We are very proud of our students and graduates who have earned top honors at the premier local high schools. Iowa Testing Program-Norm-Referenced Testing Program The Iowa Testing Program is the longest running statewide testing program in the country. This unique program is a voluntary cooperative program that includes administering The Iowa Tests to students in grades K12. The program is provided as a service to Iowa schools by the College of Education of The University of Iowa and is supported by Riverside Publishing on Nation Wide Basis. The emphasis in the program has been on the use of The Iowa Tests for instructional purposes. Riverside produces test materials and distributes them to The University of Iowa and manages the processing, scoring, and reporting of test results.
  • Well Rounded Education We offer computer and specialized art instruction to all elementary students and intramural sports programs for 5th-8th graders. We are also proud to bring you our annual Spring Musical.
  • Excellent Enthusiastic Teachers We have credentialed teachers, many with Masters Degrees, who are involved in current teaching methods and love children. Our teachers are eager to have the opportunity to tell children about Jesus.
  • Great Families Our families also have a desire to have their children in a caring environment, surrounded with support and love. The result is much fewer discipline issues because of our excellent teaming with families.
  • Love of Jesus! We promise that your children will hear every day that Jesus loves them! In a world that focuses on immediate gratification, your children will hear the story of the One who gave His life for us all.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christ Lutheran School cost?

Christ Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $5,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Christ Lutheran School?

The acceptance rate of Christ Lutheran School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.

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 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, 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: Least expensive tuition and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

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  (2 reviews)
5  
The staff here are like family. The attention and dedication they give to the students make me very comfortable. I know they are in the best hands while at school. They are a school active in sports, academics, art. Whatever it is, you can be sure the students will be involved in some way large or small. I would recommend highly Christ Lutheran Brea School again and again. Give em a go. You will be so happy you did.
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5  
Excellent academic programs, small class sizes. School has a very family like atmosphere.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,002 for elementary schools and $16,063 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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