Columbia Lutheran School

Columbia's mission: To provide a quality classical Christian education for the families of the Mid-Columbia area, preparing students for their current and future God-given roles and supporting parents in their vocation to educate and nurture their children.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 18 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 30 / rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
18 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Columbia Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
(Comfortable slacks/khakis and polos in school colors; ties/skirts on Wednesdays)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance program available. No mandatory fundraising.

School Notes

  • Columbia is a classical, Christian elementary/middle school owned and operated by Bethany Lutheran Church.
  • It is open to families of all faiths.
  • Students are expected to follow the requirements in the student handbook including the dress code (uniforms) and all academic subjects in our curriculum.
  • "Classical" for us means we teach the traditional liberal arts.
    • Our curriculum teaches traditional elementary/middle-school subjects as they contribute to the classical Trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.
    • Our Trivium-based instruction includes Latin, composition, and formal logic.
    • We also include elements of the Quadrivium in the form of hands-on science, mathematics, history, and music.
    • The Christian worldview held by confessional Lutherans determines our overall focus. Our emphasis is on God's redemption of sinful mankind through His only-begotten Son, providing certainty of forgiveness and everlasting life to everyone who hears this message. We teach it in brief daily chapel devotions, in our daily school operation, and a thorough introduction to the Bible.
    • We use small (max. 15) classrooms containing multiple grades of students, affording flexibility to provide learning opportunities for every student.
  • We teach everything in light of the traditional Christian faith as expressed in the Apostles' Creed and the Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther.
  • All students participate in all aspects of our program to the extent that their gifts allow.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 18 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 30 / rolling

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