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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
137 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1000
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Collared shirt and dockers for boys

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
International Student rate - $16,000 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 Director
Porsha Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 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, Musical Theater, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School cost?

Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School's tuition is approximately $5,500 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School?

The acceptance rate of Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School offer?

Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball and Weightlifting.

What is Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School's ranking?

Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition and Lowest average acceptance rates.

When is the application deadline for Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School?

The application deadline for Pacific Lutheran Junior / Senior High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (26 reviews)
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Pacific Lutheran school is a quality education where any student can thrive. My son entered as a 6th grader in 2021 and has grown tremendously in academics, responsibility, and faith. The school has caring, dedicated, Christ-centered teachers who are able to give individualized care to their students. This school community is a very close-knit group and has every opportunity to be well informed of their student's progress and challenges. Thank you PacLu for being such a wonderful blessing to our family.
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This school is great! What a treasure to have a fantastic principal, teachers, and staff that shines Jesus Christ. Both my girls have attended PACLU and I highly recommend it.
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My student has been at Pacific Lutheran for the last four years and has been a blessing to my child. The teachers show a genuine interest in the student's academic success as well as their spiritual growth. All of the staff have proven to be very knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate in providing a positive academic experience for the students.
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Pacific Lutheran High School is a great school! My child attended this school as a freshman and is about is graduate as a senior. This school has been nothing but a blessing to my family. Not only do they have stellar academic offerings, amazing teachers, and staff, but this school truly cares about its students. They have been there for me and my child countless times. I don't know any school where the principal gives out his personal telephone number and truly means it when he says to call anytime. Pacific Lutheran is more than a school, it is a family. If you are looking for a great private school for your child, PacLu is an amazing place and you will not be disappointed.
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As a mother, this is an excellent school for students to cooperate more with God and build a better relationship with God, and the teachers always help their students when they need any help. I`m thrilled and very calm about keeping my daughter in this school.
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This is a great school! My son has been going there since the 6th grade and we are very happy with the quality of education he has received over the past two years. I highly recommend this school.
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I am a single mother who is raising a son, and Paclu helps fill the gap. They keep me informed regularly about his lessons, homework and grades. Everybody has noticed an improvement in my son's behaviors. They have a Christ centered orientation and I am glad my son is more engaged in the religion. I can now confirm that I did the right choice. Sean is becoming a confident young man who does his homework independently.
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This year has been something different for schooling. Paclu has done an amazing job to educate my daughter and keep her engaged! She has done really well this year. I honestly praise GOD for Paclu, the staff is truly a blessing. Their ability and willingness to pivot for the wellness of their families and students was a great sight to see & experience. The focus on GOD is always a plus!!
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Pacific Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School has a God-centered education. Not only do they focus on academics, but I love that they always bring God into every subject just as it should be. During this "pandemic" the teachers are working overtime to make sure these kids have a proper education as well as give them rich truths from God's word to encourage their souls. There are several opportunities each week when students are encouraged to join in remote social platforms such as chapel, career talks, STEM clubs, etc.. which help to give them a sense of community. They are encouraged to think outside the box to find new ways to meet their social & emotional needs with new virtual clubs. This school is wonderful and although everyone has room to grow they give many opportunities for parents to give thoughts, opinions and suggestions with surveys and monthly parent meetings because every student, parent and staff matters. This I appreciate so much.
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Both of our daughters attended high school at PacLu. They had previously attended public school. They had an amazing experience! The teachers are credentialed, smart and caring. The campus and learning atmosphere is top notch and creates a safe learning environment. The teachers adapt to the learning style of the individual. Both of our kids are excelling academically in college and we are delighted we decided to send our girls to PacLu! We are thankful that PacLu invests in the lives of their students and provides an optimum learning experience.
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Good Christian school and nice teachers. Have much good education system and program. There is a very good relationship between teachers and students.
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5  
PacLu is a great school. Not only did I notice that my son is finally being challenged educationally but is also growing spiritually. The principal and teachers really make efforts to be available and attentive to the children's needs and safety. I really appreciate the Christ-centered atmosphere and look forward to seeing what's in store for this Fall.
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Pac Lu, in short, is a pretty good school. The principal, Mr. Fitz, is a very caring and compassionate person. I had the pleasure of spending time with five of their teachers and a couple of the parents on their annual camping trip and it was a delight.
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 137 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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