St. Mark's Lutheran School

We have a proud tradition of providing quality education, which began with a single kindergarten classroom in 1963.
Over the years, we have expanded and grown into the largest K-8 Evangelical Lutheran School in the nation.
St. Mark's is known for its outstanding student body, talented staff, and welcoming community approach.
Due to our strong emphasis on integrating both Christian principles and leadership skills throughout our curriculum, we strive to prepare our students to be tomorrow's leaders and strong citizens of the community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 649 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,060
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Mark's Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
649 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
St. Mark's Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
SML dress code does apply

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Broadcast Podcast, Cyberpatriot, Drama Club, Hand bell choir, Math Counts, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Walking Club

School Notes

  • St. Mark's Lutheran School Facilities include:
  • 11.5 acre Campus
  • Modern facility
  • Gymnasium
  • Track and field with fitness stations
  • All classrooms equipped with smart boards or flat-screen T.V.s and connected to our high-speed network
  • 1:1 iPad availability
  • Library with 21,000+ volumes
  • Two science labs for middle school and junior high science equipped with iPads for our new Amplify Science Curriculum and Anatomage table
  • Four separate playground areas and equipment
  • Music and art classrooms
  • St. Mark's Lutheran School Features:
  • K-8 Leadership Academy
  • Preschool to grade 8
  • Each 5-8 student assigned a faculty advisor
  • Weekly Chapel service
  • Leadership, computer, music, art, physical education K-8 taught by teacher specialists
  • Foreign languages: French, Chinese, and Spanish
  • Extended childcare
  • Full Summer Program
  • Competitive Athletic Teams
  • Extensive Extra-Curricular offerings:
    • St. Mark's fields teams in cross-country, flag football, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. We have two Lion Cub sports camps for younger students.
    • Student activities include drama, handbell choir, band, praise band, podcast, yearbook, student council, book club, Math Counts, robotics, Cyberpatriot, Math Olympiads,Spelling Bee, and STEAM Day.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Mark's Lutheran School cost?
St. Mark's Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $9,060 for private students.
Does St. Mark's Lutheran School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Mark's Lutheran School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Mark's Lutheran School offer?
St. Mark's Lutheran School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Mark's Lutheran School's ranking?
St. Mark's Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Mark's Lutheran School?
The application deadline for St. Mark's Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Overall, our experience at SML for the past seven years has been very positive. We currently have an 8th-grade student at SML and another son who graduated in 2020 and is now attending Troy High School. Each of our son's time there has been unique as well as socially and academically fulfilling. This includes extracurricular school activities. The tuition is very fair for the level of quality education and attention they've received. The entire staff, including teachers, office, and support staff are friendly and good at what they do. They are willing to go the extra mile to insure that the students as well as the parents, get the best overall experience. As busy parents, this is very appreciated.SML can probably be criticized by a small percentage of parents. But, an honest litmus test for how we rate the school is to ask, "Would you enroll your children at SML if you had to start their school careers over again? The simple answer is, "Yes, we would enroll them at SML. We know that we made the correct decision for our two sons.
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There are not enough words to adequately express our family`s love for this school. Every student is given an amazing academic experience as well as ample opportunities to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities. There is truly something special about SML. Whether your student has been a "Lion" from preschool/kindergarten or transferring in for middle school etc-..they quickly realize that they have the potential to not only be a leader but a critical thinker as well. There are just the right amount of students which offer smaller classrooms while not becoming a tiny bubble of a school. The student body is very diverse and all are celebrated for that diversity. What a blessing SML has been for our family. There are so many other positive factors that make this school the very best but don`t just take my word for it. You have to see this beautiful campus and meet the individuals in charge of yourself.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 649 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,060
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $16,391 for elementary schools and $21,277 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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