Atonement Lutheran

Private | PK-8 | 200 students

We are best known for safe,caring,family environment.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $140,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted yesterday

Our daughter has attended Atonement Lutheran School for 7 years. We began in preschool. This school is awesome. The principal and all of the teachers are wonderful. They understand that each child is unique with individual strengths and help foster the student s development of character. They are committed to providing an excellent education while encompassing the teaching of Christian beliefs and values that will help students acquire attributes of ethical leadership and compassion.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2013

Loving and caring staff and teachers, a true Christian school. We are very thankful our child attends such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 17, 2013

The staff and teachers are wonderful. The boys love going to school and are learning so much through play.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 13, 2013

Our school is personal and positive. Teachers treat students as individuals, both in academic and personal development. Teachers love their roles, and strive to do a great job for the children every day. They love their jobs and it shows. From preschool to upper grades, chapel and extra- cirricular activities, Atonement has impressed this very picky mom. Families are involved and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 11, 2013

My daughter absolutely loves the school and staff. She is excelling in all of her courses and looks forward to going to school every day. I am thrilled that she is not only obtaining a great education, but is also developing an appreciation of the Christian faith.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 28, 2013

My youngest loves this school so much that he runs right in (no clinging - thank heavens)! His classmates are great too - no playground problems. My oldest in middle school needs a lot of help and the teachers have been very accomodating, doing all they can to make sure she succeeds. This has been our best year and I'm so glad we switched to Atonement (from large public schools), and we'll keep with this school (it's also one of the cheapest, plus they have good scholarships). The principal/pastor is a very decent and humorous guy, and his kids are in my kid's classes - he has the nicest, brightest children - his oldest helps mine with Social Studies work. They serve hot lunches that my picky eater likes, they also have band, art, library, sports, Girl/Boy Scouts, and a beautiful campus - oh, and field trips. The kindergarten teacher is especially great with kids and has a nice classroom routine. I chaperones one of the middle school field trips and was amazed at how tame the boy's conversations were. They are very sweet kids. A stressfree school - a thousand times better than the other schools we've attended. Could it be any better?
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 4, 2012

My son scored a 98% on the Iowa standard test in 3rd grade. Great place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 16, 2010

My children went to Atonement Lutheran School, and enjoyed it. We loved the Christian education they received and the school's academic standards as well. I believe the principal and teachers really do care about the individuals who go to the school, and it certainly shows. THANKS for being a beacon of light in this world!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 1, 2010

I have two children that have attended Atonement for the past two years. The preschool teachers, program, and overall environment is wonderful. The elementary program is nurturing as well, but also challenging and exciting for the students. My kids love being there, and I love that the staff is so visible and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 20, 2009

this school is great, the teachers, people, the building, its clean, fresh, and very polite, I love manners, thats what my grand daughter learned, I recomend it very highly. :)

Posted September 25, 2007

I have a granddaughter in fourth grade and a grandson in pre-school at Atonement Lutheran School, and I couldn't be happier! To see them in a loving and caring, and safe, environment. I've seen the happy faces of everyone in this school, as a volunteer there myself. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to have a top grade education!
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Posted February 16, 2006

Atonement Preschool is a good pre-school. My daughter has attended pre-school there for 2 years. She is being prepared for kindergarten and she is learing a lot about Jesus. They have a wonderful and flexible aftercare program which is very helpful to working parents. Supportive teachers!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 42%
Asian 10% N/A
Hispanic 7% 39%
Two or more races 3% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 11%
Black 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Andrew Sielaff
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
  • ELEA
Fax number
  • (623) 587-8512


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$1000 - $6000
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4001 W Beardsley Rd
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Phone: (623) 374-3019


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