Our congregation operates a Christian Day School, which also has a long history of serving families in our community.
Its purpose is to assist the home and church in the vital work of Christian Education.
Parkland Lutheran School provides a quality Christ-centered education for members of our church and to the surrounding community.
Children are nurtured to use their God given talents in a life of service to their Lord.
We provide education for elementary, through middle or junior high school age levels, starting with pre-kindergarten and continuing through the 8th grade.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 96 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Parkland Lutheran School & Church ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Parkland Lutheran School & Church Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Khaki or navy pants/skirts and navy, white, gray, or khaki colored polos)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Piano Lessons

School Notes


    • We teach our students that Jesus Christ is their Savior. He lived a perfect life in their place and died for all their sins. He did this because of His great love for all and because of His desire that everyone be saved and go to heaven. We know this wonderful message from the Bible, which is God`s Word.Our goal as a Christian school is to help our students understand the Christian faith and to train them to be productive and responsible citizens.
    • Classical Education is a model of education that focuses on three developmental stages (Trivium) and says every subject has building blocks which must be known to understand the subject (its Grammar). It is in this stage where students learn how to gather information. Next, students learn how to arrange that information and begin to understand how it all works together (its Logic). Finally, students learn how to put their knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to practical use and explain it to someone else (Rhetoric). The Trivium focuses the educational method to best develop a knowledgeable, thinking, and articulate student in the end. The goal of teachers is to guide students through these three parts (Trivium) and teach them when appropriate.
    • Parkland Lutheran School opened in 1894, just five years after Washington became a state. When the school was organized by the Rev. Bjug Harstad, it was called Pacific Lutheran Academy (now two institutions: Parkland Lutheran School and Pacific Lutheran University).Parkland Lutheran School is approved by the State of Washington. We are also a member of The Evergreen Lutheran School System (TELSS), an association of schools partnered with Evergreen Lutheran High School (www.elhs.org).
    • The faculty and staff of Parkland Lutheran School are committed to providing a quality, Christ-centered education. We offer a personalized education that fosters the strengths and talents of each individual.We do this by using tried-and-true methodologies of the past to teach skills that will be useful in the future. We offer enhanced learning through online courses, as well as offering a state-of-the-art computer lab where students learn keyboarding, learn to use tools like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and learn how to use the computer for academic research.Other opportunities available to our students include: soccer, basketball, hand-bells, band and piano lessons, forensics, and theater.
    • We are always happy to have visitors to our campus. We would be happy to schedule a tour with you throughout the school year, or you can contact us for a personal appointment.
  • School Phone: 253-537-1901
  • Admissions: Line: 253-677-4979
  • School Facebook Page: Parkland Lutheran School
  • CHURCH: Parkland Lutheran School is owned and operated by Parkland Ev. Lutheran Church (associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod).
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 96 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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