Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School is a private Kindergarten to 8th-grade Christian school that has been serving families in the La Mesa/El Cajon area with excellence in Christian education for more than 40 years.
We invite you to learn more about the Christ-centered quality education that we can offer to your children.
Our multi-grade setting allows us to more individualize instruction to focus on student strengths and improve student's weaknesses.  Contact us to learn more.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,950
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten tuition is $3000. We have tuition breaks for families with more than one student.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Timothy Vogel


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Art Shows, Choir, Drama, Forensics (Public Speaking)

Club or Organization:
Lego League/Robotics

School Notes

  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School will provide your children with an excellent academic education guided by God`s word from grades K to 8th grade.  Children are challenged - inside the classroom and out to focus on success, to work hard, and to achieve his or her potential by the grace of God. Classrooms, drama productions, athletic competition, musical performance, and all other activities at Shepherd of the Hills are focused on building a successful foundation for high school and beyond.
Profile last updated: 12/28/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My children are blessed to be students at Shepherd! Yes, the teachers do a great job of teaching, but they do more than that. Their Christian faith is so evident in their lessons and interactions with the children. They personally care about each student in their classroom. My children will be very well prepared for high school in all regards. Shepherd of the Hills is a blessing for my family!
- Posted by
We've been sending our son to SOTH for the past two years and couldn't be more pleased! Everything from the doctrinaly sound curriculum to the faculty and even the location; this school fits our family and our values perfectly. If you are a Christian, looking for a solid and Christ-centered education for your young one, this school is definitely for you!
- Posted by
I was a bit skeptical of the multi-grade classroom... until all four of our children have been enrolled. The setting has allowed our children to learn at their own pace, regardless of grade level, as the teachers can adjust their individual ability levels in any given subject with the grade level that is appropriate for them. While the school has many strengths, one that we truly appreciate is the real connection that the teachers make with each student and the genuine desire they have to help each child succeed.
- Posted by
Both of my children have attended Shepherd of the Hills. I can't say enough good things about it. The values and morals that are instilled in the children there make for such a positive learning environment. The children can focus on their studies, without engaging in peer conflicts, bullying, and other negative distractions that may be more prevalent in a public school environment. The small class size is a major plus, as is the multi-grade classroom, allowing the children to learn from each other in a unique way. The Christ-centered approach to learning and life is of infinite value. I highly recommend this school!
- Posted by
The multi-grade classrooms are an amazing classroom environment that allows my kids learn more than they would at their grade level. I am sometimes amazed at what they have learned just by being in a classroom with many different grades.
- Posted by

Endorse Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Identifying Your School's Brand
Identifying Your School's Brand
Creating a brand identity for your school is an essential part of your marketing strategy. We walk you through the process.
7 Reasons Why Private School May Be The Right Choice
7 Reasons Why Private School May Be The Right Choice
Private schools come in a wide variety of educational approaches. We show you how to refine your school search.
What A Teacher Does
June 01, 2021
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,950
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,164 for elementary schools and $19,461 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links