Hope Lutheran School

Hope Lutheran School Photo #1 - Hope Lutheran School serves preschool through grade 8 students in the heart of West Seattle.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #1 - Hope Lutheran School serves preschool through grade 8 students in the heart of West Seattle.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #2 - We have a seven year curriculum review cycle to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our students and prepares them for life-long learning.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #3 - SmartBoards are in every classroom, integrated with our curriculum and used by students and teachers every day to supplement and enhance learning .
Hope Lutheran School Photo #4 - Small group based reading groups in kindergarten give students a strong foundation in literacy to move on to the next level.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #5 - Learning through play is the foundation of our 3 and 4's preschool program. We also provide before and after school care for this age group.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #6 - Hope has a 1:1 iPad program, and in middle school students use their iPad every day to access curriculum, their learning management system, applications, and use it to complete homework, create presentations and videos and connect with teachers.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #7 - Hope School supports seven sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, boys and girls basketball and Cheer.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #8
Hope Lutheran School Photo #9 - Hope graduates attend a variety of local public and private high schools, often accepted with honors and scholarships.
Hope Lutheran School Photo #10 - The Bell Choir is a long-standing tradition at Hope, established over 40 years ago still using the original bells. Middle school students are required to complete a year of music for graduation and the Bell Choir or Chapel Band/Choir are two options to choose from to complete their music requirement.
At Hope Lutheran School, we value rigorous academics and a strong Christian foundation.
Our dynamic technology program and balanced assortment of classes including fine arts, athletics, Spanish, and technology, in addition to the core subjects of literacy, math, science, and history, equip our students for lifelong learning. And, our small class sizes enable teachers to form strong relationships with students and parents that set the foundation for success.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
212 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Hope Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki/Navy pants or skirts and white or navy shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies depending on grade. K5- Grade 5 $9790 Middle School $10320
Admissions Director
Sally Heit



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Glee Club, Lego Club, Lego Robotics, Math Club, PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope), Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Bell Choir, Chapel Band, Choir, Drama Club

School Notes

  • Welcome to Hope Lutheran School, one of the largest private Lutheran schools in the Pacific Northwest. When it was established in 1959, Hope Lutheran School opened its doors to 88 students in grades kindergarten through grade 5. Today, Hope enrolls over 200 students, preparing them for lifelong learning from preschool through eighth grade.
  • Why choose Hope Lutheran School
  • We are part of a community. Situated minutes from downtown Seattle, our school is part of a large and diverse urban community in which we actively participate through neighborhood events, educational fairs, and summer programs. Students travel from Vashon Island, Beacon Hill, Burien, and Federal Way to receive a rigorous Christian education that prepares them for success in their future academic career.
  • We are a family.
  • One of our teachers said it best, "(Hope is) large enough to be a community, small enough to be a family." One of the main reasons our school is unique is that we are small enough that every student becomes an integral part of our Hope Lutheran family. Each student is important and a gift from God. Our small class sizes ensure that no child is overlooked or left behind, as we nurture relationships among our students, teachers, staff, and parents.We are academic. Recognizing that each child has unique abilities, Hope nurtures every student in body, mind, and spirit. Our rigorous academic curriculum is enhanced by our low student-to-teacher ratio (13:1); specialty teachers in music, physical education, computers, art, and foreign language; and after-school sports and clubs. We are fully accredited through the National Lutheran School Association and Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • We are Hope Lutheran School.
  • We strive to give every student the best start possible in the journey that God has planned for them. At the heart of our school are our core values: Rigor, Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships; we call them the "4 R`s." A Hope education is about Relationships-building relationships between student and teacher, fostering relationships from student to student, and making sure that each student has an opportunity to build a personal relationship with Jesus. Every student is encouraged to grow in Respect toward others and the world around them, to take personal Responsibility for their actions, and to own the outcomes of those actions. The final "R" is Rigor. A rigorous education consists of multifaceted, challenging instruction that allows all students to achieve their highest potential.
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This was our 1st year at Hope, and even with the challenges of Covid, they did amazingly. Teachers go above and beyond, community is fantastic and the leadership at the school is strong. We can't wait until next year. Cannot say enough great things about this school!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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