Salem Lutheran School is situated in the eastern part of Orange County in the City of Orange.
Nestled in the foothills of the Santiago Hills, Salem Lutheran School is part of a unique community that preserves a rural atmosphere while only being three miles from three major freeways.
Salem Lutheran School is a faith based school where children can grow in Christian faith and character; spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and in discipleship for the Lord.
Salem Lutheran School views each child as a special gift from God, endowed distinctive in nature and ability, dearly loved and redeemed by God through Jesus Christ.
A rich and diverse educational experience at Salem will passionately pursue excellence, cultivating a learning environment that enables each child to fully develop his/her unique God-given gifts and abilities.
The school believes that through this teaching, in a safe and caring environment, each child will show Christian love through a positive and loving attitude towards others, both in the classroom and in activities away from school.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,700
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Salem Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences supported through a full time Student Succes Program Director
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
353 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Salem Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Dress code through private vendor)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes a fully integrated technology program with students in grades 3-8 working in a one-to-one iPad environment, sports and music, instructional aides in lower grades.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Kasey Weinrich
Admissions Associate
Kathy Vickers


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess, Engineering-STEM, Origami

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music

School Notes

  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA); 21st century skills developed in a one-to-one iPad program grades 3-8; Co-curricular programs include sports, art, and music; Feeder school to Lutheran High School and Crean Lutheran High School of Orange County; Full time Student Success Program to meet individual learners needs; Opportunity for service projects to the local and greater community.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
This school is awesome, from the teachers to the parents, to the wonderful children that attend this school. Their new principal is very responsive and involved. My children attend 1st and 4th grade, and their teachers, once again are super great. What I love most about this school is they listen, and they are kind, and your child gets a good education, all while being in a loving environment. Yes there is the religious aspect, but what they teach the kids is very general and really they focus on being kind people and loving themselves, their friends and of course God. If you are looking for a school check this place out. It is a small school, yet their programs are great. They offer language, art, laptops for the kids, an awesome science program and so much more.. Well worth the money, and worth the investment to give your child a rock solid foundation before you put them in "public" school where teachers don't (because they can't) show affection and kindness. My kids need that and flourish with that approach. Go Salem!!! You Rock!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,700
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange, CA is $11,223 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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