One of Belmont`s best-kept educational secrets is hidden on a beautiful, quiet campus just off Ralston Avenue.
Gloria Dei Lutheran School has served the educational needs of children and their families since 1970.
We are certain that you will find Gloria Dei School to be an excellent tool for your child`s academic, physical, socio-emotional, and spiritual development.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 12 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 16 / Jun. 16 / rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
12 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Gloria Dei Lutheran Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform: khaki or navy pants, navy or white polo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 16 / Jun. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Multiple child discounts are available; part-time options also available for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Richard De Frain
Admissions Associate
Anne Marquardt

School Notes

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran School, in collaboration with its sponsoring church, fosters the educational and spiritual development of its students by tailoring a traditional curriculum centered on the Word of God to each student`s needs. We are here to serve children of our congregation as well as children from families outside of our congregation.
  • As a family of believers, Gloria Dei proclaims God`s glory, the good news of sins forgiven in Jesus. We teach the entirety of God`s truth as revealed in the Bible to strengthen the faith of our members, to train those who wish to know more about their Savior, and to proclaim Christ-crucified to all the world.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
My son went to school here from k-6 (2001 - 2008) - I couldn't ask for a better school for your child to attend. Adam Mateske was the best...I would highly recommend.
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My daughter is currently attending Gloria Dei Lutheran School in the 4-yr-old preschool program and absolutely loves it! She used to be very fussy at drop-offs at her old preschool and here we haven't had a single tear in the entire school year. She just got upset a few times when I picked her up as she wanted to stay longer. Miss Marquardt is an extraordinary teacher who is very enthusiastic, caring and loving, yet firm, which is the perfect combination for my (sometimes goofy) daughter. She has learned so much more than I expected, she knows all her letters and numbers and Anne Marquardt has endless ideas how to make class and learning for the children fun and interesting. I love the fact that the school is very flexible when it comes to the days and times when the kids can attend school. It has been extremely helpful to be able to leave my daughter at school longer at times in case I needed to help out at my other daughters school or so. It made my life so much easier. The facility is bright and pleasant, they have a cute little playground, but the building needs improvement.
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It is a gift to be a part of this school! I have been a teacher for twenty years and I cannot say enough about the quality of education at Gloria Dei. Each child receives individualized attention within a challenging academic setting. My son is thriving and loves school. The teachers, staff, and pastor are some of the most incredible and loving people you will ever meet. This school is the best kept secret on the peninsula!!!
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As a parent of two kids at Gloria Dei (one in K and one in 1) and going into our second year here, I highly, highly recommend Gloria Dei. Our children are truly thriving. This is a small community-type school and our children receive outstanding attention. I highly recommend Gloria Dei.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 12 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 16 / Jun. 16 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $22,056 for elementary schools and $33,345 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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