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.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2014

Student Body

Total Students18 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Columbia Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Comfortable slacks/khakis and polos in school colors; ties/skirts on Wednesdays)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,500
Tuition NotesTuition 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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Columbia Lutheran School is The Dalles Adventist School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Covenant Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sonrise Academy (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • The Dalles
    Grades: K-8 | 52 students
    0.4 miles
    2630 E 18th St
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 296-2952
    0.4 K-8
  • The Dalles
    The Dalles Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 3-9 | 10 students
    1.1 miles
    3339 E 13th St
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 296-2692
    1.1 3-9
  • The Dalles
    Sonrise Academy
    Grades: PK-12 | 45 students
    1.5 miles
    333 E 12th St
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 298-8922
    1.5 PK-12
  • The Dalles
    St. Mary's Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 160 students
    2.3 miles
    1112 Cherry Heights Rd
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    (541) 296-6004
    2.3 PK-8
  • White Salmon
    Grades: PK-6 | 57 students
    18.4 miles
    1054 Se Oak St./elementary Campus: 871 Ne Estes St
    White Salmon, WA 98672
    (509) 281-1721
    18.4 PK-6

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