Reformation Lutheran School

  • Reformation Lutheran School Exists to Educate with Academic Excellence, Equip for Christian Living, Encourage Growth in God's Word. Our School's Vision: The eternal truths of God's Word are the foundation of our elementary school, its curriculum, and all its activities.
  • Through our program of Christian education we strive to provide faithful guidance to each child in the maximum development of his/her spiritual, physical, and mental abilities given to them by God.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students165 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Reformation Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform tops and khaki pants and short, uniform skirts and jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,350
Tuition NotesPreschool rates vary depending on days and times care is needed
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichael Ross


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
FIRST Lego League, Reformation Singers

School Notes

  • Dear Parents, God has given parents an awesome responsibility. Not only has he entrusted you with a human life that is totally dependent on you for physical needs, but God has given you the task of teaching your child to know about him and his holy and precious Word. Reformation Lutheran School exists to help you achieve this awesome responsibility. It is our mission to work with parents in the training and instruction of children and families in the truths of God's Word as found in the Bible. By working together as parents and teachers we can provide a safe and loving environment for each of our students to grow spiritually. Reformation Lutheran School has been serving the children and families of San Diego since 1970. We have established a long history of academic excellence while at the same time keeping our curriculum centered on Christ. Our school is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The WELS school system is the 4th largest private school system in the United States and has been serving families in need of a Christian education since the mid 1800's. Our teachers are certified by the WELS and have been trained at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, the WELS College of Ministry. Our high standards and excellent instruction combined with training in God's Word gives children a solid academic and spiritual foundation. Being a parent means making some very difficult decisions. Not the least of which is choosing a school for your child. God has instructed parents to "train child in the way they should go" and he promises that "when they are old they will not turn far from it". Reformation Lutheran School is a place where you will find teachers dedicated to providing your child with the safety and training needed to have success academically and socially. However, the greatest strength you will see in our faculty is their desire to work with your family and aid you as you grow spiritually. The faculty and staff of Reformation Lutheran School would be honored if you would choose us to help you in bringing up your child to know the love of their Savior.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-8 | 121 students
    7.4 miles
    4551 56th Street
    San Diego, CA 92115
    (619) 582-3862
    7.4 K-8
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
    1.3 miles
    3811 Mount Acadia Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858) 576-2120
    1.3 K-8
  • San Diego
    Grace Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS | 62 students
    5.6 miles
    3967 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 299-2890
    5.6 NS
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-8 | 94 students
    6.6 miles
    4106 42nd St
    San Diego, CA 92105
    (619) 284-1715
    6.6 K-8
  • San Diego
    St Paul's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 184 students
    4.7 miles
    1376 Felspar Street
    San Diego, CA 92109
    (858) 272-6282
    4.7 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
This is a bit of a long-winded review, but I wanted to cover everything! Reformation has been a perfect school for my son. He went to Horizon Christian Academy prior to their closing that campus 3 years ago, and he is very happy at Reformation. He is the type of student that usually does very well in school naturally and can get bored if not challenged enough; but when overwhelmed with too much he doesn't like that either. The academics at this school are just right the English Social Studies, Spelling, Science, and Reading are great. I also appreciate that the Math is NOT Common Core. Spanish is taught by a part time Spanish teacher, and the current Art program is called Meet the Masters and is a great once a week class incorporating learning about famous artists and making projects. For sports, the Volleyball and Basketball are actually very well run, there is a nice gym, with games against other small San Diego schools. The best things about Reformation are the amazing teachers. All of them are really just excellent! They not only know how to teach the subjects, but they truly care about the kids so much, the amount of effort and heart they put into the classes is stellar. Depending on the number of students in a given year, a teacher may teach one grade, or it may be a combo class, such as my son's current 4th/5th grade class. With the small class size, the teacher will know your child and recognize any needs that may arise. The opportunity to learn with and socialize with kids of other ages is beneficial for everyone (this also applies to their convenient and budget-friendly after-care program). Lastly, I will say something about the religious aspect, because it is a Christian (Lutheran) private school. I am a grandchild of a pastor in London, but was brought up only attending church on Christmas Eve, if that. We still don't go to church every Sunday, so I appreciate Reformation bringing the knowledge of God to my son. Religion is a part of the curriculum, and the kids go to chapel each Wednesday. They learn about the Bible; They memorize verses weekly, and the environment is Christian. If you don't consider yourself a "religious" person, you should still consider this school for your child. When you see a school that has above average academics, and is not overly expensive (no more that we paid for daycare with the baby annually) could you go wrong allowing your child an education that incorporates love, trust, responsibility, and Christian ethics. If you worry about what will a kid from a small Christian K-8th school do if faced with going to a public high school, my answer comes from what an older parent told me once. These Reformation graduates go on to whatever challenges they may face in high. schools with not only a solid academic history, but with God's moral compass to guide them.
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Hi I go to reformation and I think that it is the best school you can participate in so much I LOVE. It and they have a principle he is the best ever! And best of all God has given us the gift for our pastor to preach the good news God has given us so I think every kid deserves to go to this school - iyla
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The average private school tuition in San Diego, CA is $8,522 for elementary schools and $24,175 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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