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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students619 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
81%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Mark's Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,050
Tuition NotesPrice increase to $829/month after deadline

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Broadcast Podcast, Choir, Cyberpatriot, Drama Club, Math Counts, Newspaper, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Hand bell choir

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 & projectors and connected to our high-speed network
  • 1:1 iPad availability
  • Two Computer labs Library with 20,000+ volumes and six computer stations
  • 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
  • Extra-Curricular Activities:
  • 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, vocal choir, band, praise band, podcast, yearbook, student council, ECHO and ECHO, Jr., principal's council, book club, Math Counts, robotics, Cyberpatriot, Math Olympiads, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee and STEAM Day.

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