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PK-8
Private
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 560
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3901 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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(602) 957-7010
(602) 955-3191
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November 06, 2014
The church and school are so united. You will see pastors and church staff joining the school staff to greet students and families each day. They have fun here, but they work hard, too. My children learned to work hard, study hard, serve others, care about their friends, and their faith was strengthened by the terrific role models--both adults and fellow students!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
This school prepares the students both intellectually and spiritually. All three of my children went to school at CLS and formed long term friendships, deepened their faith and excelled at academics. They were well prepared for Brophy and now as they look at colleges I know that foundation from CLS will serve them well. I can't say enough good things about CLS. It was a true blessing for our family.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
CLS is excellent. High academic standards and expectations for students, offers differentiation for individual learners, teachers loved and nurtured my 3 children.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
I have always felt that my children were cared for and taught good morals and values. The teachers are dedicated to doing their best, and providing support to their students. They are truly loved, and given attention they need with small class sizes.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
Administration appears to be good at organizing people to post favorable online reviews but in real life is mostly unresponsive to if not mocking/dismissive of parent concerns. Other problems include: Surprising amount of bullying by both students and teachers, considering this is a Christian school Children who worship at other churches are not eligible for NJHS membership Hours of homework each night, mostly worksheets High rate of teacher turnover and many inexperienced teachers on staff. Low rates of acceptance to private high schools. I believe that there are kind teachers here who try hard to do a good job, unfortunately they do not outweigh the disadvantages above.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2014
We have three children at Christ Lutheran and could not be happier. Each have different academic capabilities and CLS has met each of them where they are and offered extra programming to help one of our kids. The have three new classroom buildings and a deep commitment not just to academics, but in teaching kids the values they need to be great members of their community. I completely disagree with some of the negative reviews below. My experience has been the exact opposite.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2014
Christ Lutheran School as been amazing for all three of my children. The dedication of the teachers and administration is superior. One of the best decisions I have made for my family!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
We couldn't be happier at Christ Lutheran. I have 2 children who have graduated from there and gone onto to be successful in high school and college, while our final child is getting ready to graduate. I'm so sad to see our time there end. The teachers and staff are loving, especially in the junior high. I feel like they've prepared my kids for not only academics but for how to be loving and caring young adults. I also appreciate the church staff who are active in the classrooms as well. If I had to do it all again, I would make the same decision.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
Two third grade classes with 25/26 students per class, no teachers' aides & one of the teachers is relatively inexperienced w/ little or no resources to back her up. A common complaint amongst third grade parents (& parents here do talk w/ one another) is the teachers are non responsive to attempts at communication or to clarify assignments & they fail to effectively implement their child's educational plan or to coordinate the limited resources that are available. Often times the right hand knows not what the left hand is doing. And, if your child needs a little extra help, forget about it - CLS simply does not have the resources & seems to be only interested in building more buildings rather than effectively teaching or meeting their staffing & resource needs. In sum, the administration will greet you at the door with a smile on their face, but after that your child is on his or her own. Indeed, God's fallen sparrows have no place at Christ Lutheran.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2014
Christ Lutheran School is a joke. Save your money and send them to a public school. If you were looking for religion, take them to church, or find another school. The math teachers give your student a false sense of security by not teaching them the basics of math. Plan on getting a math tutor in high school if you attend CLS. Ask them how many students failed the math portion of the Brophy/Xavier entrance exam? This was after taking the expensive after school class they offered. The ones that passed took a different class outside of CLS. CLS had a record number of student applications rejected from Brophy and Xavier. So much for paying all those years for a phony private education! They also allow kids to bully and tell the victims to ignore it and advise them to "Thicken their skin." Plus, all the staff is related to each other, I've never seen anything like it! They all stand together and the students are the ones to suffer. If you have a lot of money to contribute to they school, or if you are related, you may be okay, because they play favorites that way! We pulled him out at the end of the year with no regrets after paying for years at CLS. Save your time and money, don't go!

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
Our experience was horrible! If you start in earlier grades and grow up with the students, it's amazing! If you are a new student, it's really hard and nobody mentions that! Friends are already in clicks & it's tough to make new friends from our experience in 7-8th grade. Lots of bullying at this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2013
Our children have all graduated from Christ Lutheran and my husband and I look back on our decision to send them there and think it was one of the best decisions we ever made. Our children were love, supported, and educated by people who believe in the value of an excellent education, but were more importantly, positive Christian role models. As our children move into young adulthood, they cite their years at CLS as part of their strong foundation in their love of learning and their faith development.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2013
- Video language and Art teacher - Bullying - In Junior High students receive an automatic F for late assignments - High tuition, but always raising money for new buildings -As far as field trips, students ate sizzler, shared a bed with someone the didn't know in an old motel - Teachers fail to provide a real learning experience, they just hand out stacks of papers for students to complete -No gifted program No, I would not reccomend this school

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
Our family was looking for a learning environment with strong academics and positive atmosphere for our children to learn and grow into well-balanced people. CLS has exceeded every expectation. Our children are excited and love to go to school. There is enough guidance to keep the children challenged while increasing their responsibilities as students that are age-appropriate. The parochial atmosphere has been a blessing in guiding our children through social and moral situations in a positive and hopeful way. Our children are allowed to succeed or fail and try again. The resources available allow children to face academic or physical challenges as "speed bumps" in life to be addressed and not ignored. Many social and volunteer events create an interactive and supportive community for children and parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
CLS has been an outstanding choice for our daughter. She began in the 3rd grade and is mid year in 6th grade. We moved from a beloved public school due to overcrowding and saw the difference immediately with the successful combination of an intimate classroom settings, smaller teacher student ratios but also the true value of enriched course offerings, Rosetta Stone for foreign language, various parent-student activities and a responsive, attentive staff and faculty. This last feature - responsive staff stands out now most in my mind as a key factor in any school decision. We love CLS and have referred several others to our treasured find.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
Christ Lutheran School is exactly where my child should be. Thanks to the teachers and staff, my child is confident in the knowledge that Jesus Christ is her savior and loves her dearly. Moreover, she knows that she is accepted unconditionally by her teachers and that they love her almost as much as her own parents love her! With that kind of security, it is easy for her to thrive in academics, relationships and other activities. Christ Lutheran School is an exemplary school and one that I will be forever grateful for because of the positive impact in my child's life.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
CLS is a school that combines a rigorous scholastic curriculum, wonderful mix of non-core classes, warm/caring teachers and staff, and high-class facilities and ambiance. As I walk around this campus, all I can think is, "if I were between kindergarten and 8th grade, this is the kind of school I would want to be a part of." We feel blessed to be able to send our children here.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
As an alumni from 2001, CLS has been a fond memory of my childhood. I formed strong friendships, benefited from the nurturturing environment, and count my former teachers as role models in my life. As I have gone on to become a teacher myself, I use my experiences as a guideline for how to care for young minds and develop the mindful leaders of our future. My greatest joy has been the opportunity to return to the school and join their elite staff as a 6th grade teacher, with my mentors serving and teaching alongside me!

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2013
Although the education was pretty good, with a nice gifted program and good Christian classes, our experiences at cls were not good at all. My child was a target to bullying because they were on a scholarship at the school and not as wealthy as the other kids. The faculty took no action to this despite my many reports. It felt like even the teachers and staff were bullying her! I was once called in for something during work that my daughter was said to have done, and when I got to the office, there were four sets of parents completely uninvolved in the incident there all against me. I felt so attacked! It got so horrible that we had to change schools. We ended up switching to another school mid-year and I can say that she made so many friends and got just as good of an education that she did at cls, and for free.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
I'm a certified teacher, I worked in the public schools for many years. I sent my children to Christ Lutheran School. If you want to be comfortable and confident that your child is receiving the best education possible, this is may be the school for you. The administrators and teachers are dedicated and gifted. The school is blessed to be supported as a ministry of Christ Lutheran Church. Thank you Christ Lutheran School for all you have done for my family!!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2012
I adore Christ Lutheran School not only for the fine Christian and academic foundation my 2 boys received here at CLS but also for the caring, loving, attentive, and proactive staff and administration. From experience, many hours are spent formulating and creating the very best environment for all students.

- submitted by a teacher
August 06, 2012
All three of my children have attended CLS since preschool. Two have graduated and moved onto high school and one remains. I'm so thankful for the foundation (both Christian and academic) that the teachers and staff have given them so they can succeed in high school. I've also had a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with other CLS parents through their parent organization, which is very active and well organized.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2012
We have been at CLS for many good years. Since preschool we have seen a lot of teachers come and go and there is not a satisfactory discipline plan for junior high. Now the outstanding music teachers are gone as well as the new and adored Jump Alive director. My child is crushed by these changes. We will attend a new school this fall.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
At first I thought this would be a great school for my son. I have been a witness to bullying in jr high, my son repeatedly has been targeted and the administration do not seem to care. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
My previous review should have shown a 5 star rating. I recommend this school to all parents who want a quality education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
I can't say enough GREAT things about this school. I pulled my son from a Catholic school mid-year because I could tell it wasn't a good "fit". The teachers at CLS are WONDERFUL and my son learned things in 5 months that amazed me. The faculty & families are all very warm & welcoming. We plan on staying here until it's time for high school. Thanks CLS!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
We are catholic and left our catholic school to attend Christ LUtheran as we were tired of the large class sizes but wanted the christian family atmosphere with a great education...and we GOT IT! the teachers are awesome, the pastors are in tune with the children and are an active part of their lives and the education is superb. Everyone cares at CLS and we are part of a family. WE ARE HAPPY and do not regret the change whatsoever!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2010
I LOVE many things about CLS, the family support, the Christian values and the class sizes. I think "Chapel" could be a little less intense in both time and content for the younger students (K-2). I don't believe the message would be lost by keeping it short and sweet, if they tune-out do to their inherent attention span being 10-15 minutes; you've lost the teaching moment after that time frame anyway and possibly turned off the learner by keeping them any longer.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
Having transferred from an excelling school is the SUSD, we were concerned that the academic expectations at CLS would not match Hopi. Nothing could be further from the truth. The teachers push the students to excel in a loving and nuturing way. Gradelink (an online grade program) is updated daily so you always know how your student is performing academically. The class sizes are small, the environment inclusive for both students and parents and the communication from the school outstanding. The before and after school program offers an affordable option to parents, the sports program is great and music and art fills the halls.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
Honestly, all i can say is the experience we had at this school, was extremely unfortunate. I would never recommend this school to any christian family, or any family for that matter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2009
I have three kids that have attended christ lutheran for the last year. We have found the education and the enviroment to be exactly what we were looking for. The class room sizes are kept to a size that gives the teachers ability to teach each child. The staff honestly cares for the kids and there futures. We were also relieved that are kids made the transition so smoothly and the school truley embraced our family. Its great to know your kids are happy and receiving a great education. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants there kids to feel part of a community where smart is cool!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2009
As a past graduate of Christ Lutheran School, I can say without a doubt, that my experience at CLS has been the best experience of my life. I attended from 6th throgugh 8th. The curriculum was strong in ever aspect, homework was very proportioned. Most importantly, I became the person that I want to be. I was nurtured as a person, and the teachers each have an intimate connection with you. Never, in my time at CLS did I ever feel that a teacher did not care. Teachers are experts at their subjects, and you could not find better teachers anywhere. My faith was nurtured and strengthened, and if you are not religious, religion is not pushed upon you. If you have any doubts about sending your child(ren) to CLS, do not worry, by sending them to CLS, you are giving them the best possible tools of becoming a good person.

- submitted by a student
December 15, 2008
I, as an 8th student, say that this school is not great because there is way to much homework and horrible teachers who don't even know how to teach. But they do provide a Christian education, yet i would not recommend this school.

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May 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 12, 2007
My son has been a student at CLS since pre-school, and is now in 7th grade. The character and faith and love of the teachers is evident in their daily care of their students. The academic level of expectancy far exceeds the local public schools, and my son has been challenged to exceed in all areas. The school has sports programs as well as many after school activities. We travel 45 miles each way daily to make sure our son has this wonderful education. I'd recommend CLS to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
Christ Lutheran School is an excellent school. My son graduated from their a few years back and absolutely loved it. He was a very quiet and shy boy until grade 5, when he moved to CLS. It seemed to open him up more and he talked to people and met a lot more friends there then he had in grade K-5, at public school. The kids at CLS are much nicer and more open to meeting friends than at a public school. The academics were great. He learned a lot at CLS, and the teachers were very nice. Not only did the teachers teach well, but they loved each and every student too. If your child does not play sports like basketball and baseball, it will be tougher for them to find after school activities. During school though, the band, bells, and Choir are excellent and recommended! Parents are very involved!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Excellent ,stable, proven professionals. Nuture all childern and challenge them to be their very best , morally, and academically. Teachers communicate frequently and respond to child's needs & parents openly and resoectfully. administrators are top notch. excellent music program and arts program. Students utilize technology in primary grades thru junior high. Best school we have ever been a part of .

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May 24, 2005
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July 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
CLS is a aweesome school. As a graduate of the school I can safely say that all of the hard work I did there paid off. CLS has taught me the foundation of what I can now base my life. CLS has not only helped me excell acedemically, but strengthened my relationship with God as well. I cannot say enough great things about this school. And the memories that I made there still are fresh in my mind. CLS is not only a school it is a community filled with love and compassion.

- submitted by a former student
October 23, 2003
I have two children enrolled at Christ Lutheran School. My daughter is in 7th grade and my son is in 1st grade. Both enjoy going off to school in the morning. This is quite different from my feelings when I was their age. I believe a big part of this is due to the loving care they receive along with the many examples Christian faith and acts they witness daily. They are learning both academics and the Bible in a well controlled and extremely safe environment. The academics are top-notch which will prepare them well for High School. The Bible teaches them to be caring and a service to others, along with so many other things, that will stay with them and help them their entire life.

- submitted by a parent
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Christ Lutheran School
3901 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ  85018
(602) 957-7010
Last modified Christ Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Christ Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top