First Lutheran School

  • First Lutheran School, established in 1957, is owned and operated by First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Torrance.
  • First Lutheran is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and provides instruction in all subjects required by the State of California.
  • In addition, First Lutheran's daily curriculum includes enrichment courses in vocal music, religion and computer technology.
  • The First Lutheran teaching philosophy includes critical thinking, cooperative learning skills, and a phonetics approach to teaching beginning readers.
  • Our goals are to provide a caring environment to our school and the community, to prepare students intellectually with a strong academic program, and to nurture children and families in the Christian faith.
  • First Lutheran offers a first-rate Christian education where Christ is taught in the classroom and where the Christian principles of love and forgiveness are taught and practiced in every arena of school life.
  • A high level of parent involvement is found at every grade level throughout the school. First Lutheran School, rooted in Christian faith and the assurance of God's grace, provides our diverse community of children a quality education, preparing them to participate in the world through lives of service and leadership.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1957
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students504 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade First Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,740
Tuition NotesTuition varies somewhat by grade, with a discount for church members.
% on Financial Aid
2%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMargarita Robertson
Admissions AssociateAngelique Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
after-school interscholastic sports program, after-school Spanish language classes, church youth groups, LEAD student council

Arts and Music Programs:
church youth choirs, First Kids after-school arts program

School Notes

  • First Lutheran School, established in 1957, is owned and operated by First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Torrance.
  • First Lutheran is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and provides instruction in all subjects required by the State of California.
  • First Lutheran's daily curriculum includes enrichment courses in vocal music, religion and computer technology.
  • The First Lutheran teaching philosophy includes critical thinking, cooperative learning skills, and the Open Court approach to reading.
  • Our goals are to provide a caring environment to our school and the community, to prepare students intellectually with a strong academic program, and to nurture children and families in the Christian faith.
  • First Lutheran offers a first-rate Christian education where Christ is taught in the classroom and where the Christian principles of love and forgiveness are taught and practiced in every arena of school life.
  • A high level of parent involvement is found at every grade level throughout the school.
  • First Lutheran School, rooted in Christian faith and the assurance of God's grace, provides our diverse community of children a quality education, preparing them to participate in the world through lives of service and leadership.
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