Pacific Lutheran Jr. and Sr. High School

  • The purpose of Pacific Lutheran Jr./ Sr. High School is to lead young people to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially, in favor with God and mankind.
  • The school seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment in which to learn the skills that lead to a proactive life and meet the requirements for college entrance.
  • Through the Christian perspective of the curriculum, and with teachers who model the Christian life, the school in partnership with the parents, seeks to build character in students which gives glory to God.
  • To the best of our God given abilities, we will offer your son or daughter a college preparatory course of study in a Christian environment.
  • In addition, we will meet the students' needs for programs and activities that offer opportunities for them to grow in non-academic ways.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students111 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradePacific Lutheran Jr. and Sr. High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History,
Average SAT score1000
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirt and dockers for boys)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,000
Tuition NotesInternational Student rate - $14,000 Annual Enrollment Fee - $500No sports or books fees
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPorsha Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringGolf,
SoccerVolleyball,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3-D Printing Club, Badminton, Health Club, Robotics, Stem Club, Student Government, video Game Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Honor's Choir, Performing Arts Praise Band

School Notes

  • The purpose of Pacific Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School is to lead young people to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially, in favor with God and mankind. The school seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment in which to learn the skills that lead to a proactive life and meet the requirements for college entrance. Through the Christian perspective of the curriculum, and with teachers who model the Christian life, the school in partnership with the parents, seeks to build character in students which gives glory to God. To the best of our God given abilities, we will offer to your son or daughter, a college preparatory course of study in a Christian environment. In addition, we will meet the students' needs for programs and activities that offer opportunities for them to grow in non-academic ways.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
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My son came to Pacific Lutheran after the school year had started. The principal and staff were warm and welcoming. They helped make this transition go smoothly and quick. The teachers are very knowledgeable and care for their students eduacation and well being.
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My child transitioned from homeschooling to PacLu this year and it has been a wonderful change! The staff truly care about the kids and their well-being, offering prayer and checking on them with me regularly. I feel completely comfortable knowing the kids are safe and having fun. It's a drama-free school. Definitely check it out!
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Pacific Lutheran Jr/Sr High School provides small class sizes, a safe environment, and a caring environment. The staff is supportive to the individual needs of the students.
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It`s a blessing to have Pacific Lutheran Jr./Sr. High school in our area. I am currently a 5th grade teacher at a christian private school. I like to recommend my graduating students to Pacific Lutheran Junior/ high school. We work hard to make sure our students grow academically and spiritually ; the partnership with Pac Lu is great because the ministry continues. My former students tell me that they love being a Pac Lu. There are a lot of resources and personal attention. It is an intimate family atmosphere that the students are used to.
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5  
Good school. Christian based and nice community within. Extremely affordable.
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Pacific Lutheran High School is an ideal school for students to learn and apply their learning effectively. The leadership is fair and maintains a moral posture. Parents are encouraged to be part of the school family. This a great school!
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Paclu is a hidden treasure. I have two boys that go and it has been a breath of fresh air, in their education, friendships and finding a community that encourages them to stay on task and do their best.
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Everyone at PacLu made the transition from elementary school to middle school easy and as comfortable as can be for my son. Thank you for the support!
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I appreciate the communication between staff and parents and how there is so much to offer. As a small school, I was surprised at the availability of a 3D printer, Science labs, Spanish, Choir, sports, and more. Because of their WASC accreditation we don't have to wonder if our students will be ready for college, we already know. Overall, I would recommend this school and have :)
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I love Pacific Lutheran-jr-sr-high-schoolI have a daughter in high school and Jr high schoolPacific Lutheran has the best teachers and students.Christ center environment. If you are currently looking for a Jr high or high schoolI would totally consider calling to schedule a tour.
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Our family has been here for the past three years and I can honestly say that our experience has been a great one. The staff at Pacific Lutheran High School strives for excellence and are committed to integrity and godliness as well as promoting academic achievement. I highly recommend this school for those looking for a Christ-centered education.
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Pacific Lutheran is a place where you can experience a family-like environment that is driven by values that instill Christ-like ethic. Along with that, the academic environment is challenging and college preparatory. The faculty and staff have a high regard for truth and love and care for each child like they are their own! My daughter is now going off to college with scholarships in hand and I credit much of her success to Pac Lu! Thank you Pac Lu!!!
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Paclu has been a blessing to my kids! The faculties and staff are very knowledgeable, very pleasant, and welcoming!The school have great academic program to help students to achieve their goals.
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