"Educating the "Whole Child" in a family friendly, nurturing, safe environment."
Students enrolled 150
Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Caleb McFerran
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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760 Victoria Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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(949) 548-6866
(949) 631-6224
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5 stars
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September 24, 2014
We have two children currently attending. It's a fantastic school with a strong sense of community that educates the whole child spiritually, academically and athletically. It provides a very loving and safe community with small intimate class sizes and excellent, dedicated teachers. It's tuition is also a bargain.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
This school is very individualized for the student. The small class size allows for lots of attention to each child. There are wonderful programs in music, sports, engineering, dance etc. The after school program is wonderful too!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
My daughter completed her first year of preschool as a Blue Star (3 yr olds) and I can't say enough great things about this school. The Staff knows and loves the students. My daughter received rich academic instruction, love and care, a strong spiritual focus and incredibly fun experiences. Every day was an adventure and she loved it. I'm so grateful I chose Christ Lutheran!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
I graduated from CLCM in 1984 having attended since third grade. It was the best place to grow up. My seventh grade teacher still teaches there.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2012
Love this school! Caring staff, safe and loving environment. Strong faith based academics, art, music, sports program, yearly musicals, after care program, summer program, great middle school trips, family events and so much more. Christ Lutheran is more than a school, it's a family! The small class sizes allow your child to get more one on one attention. My children have blossomed at this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2012
The teachers and administration of this school listen and try to meet the needs of students and parents.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2011
Our family has attended this school for over 5 years now. We've been very pleased with the curriculum and hands on learning. Class sizes are small so kids are able to have access to great science activities. We also love that there is not a lot of fundraising. Art Masters, Science labs, regular art classes, music, library etc is all included. Our kids get so much more than there public school friends. Nothing is ever cut. Lots of parent participation. Teachers and principal Nordmeyer easy to reach via email daily if I have a concern or question. Thankful for all this school has to offer our kids! They are surely getting a 1st rate education in a small classroom setting!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
So proud to be a part of this amazing school. The class sizes are small so each child receives lots of attention. The teaching staff is what keeps us coming back year after year. Love all the creativity that takes place here!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2009
I have had children go from Kindergarten thru 8th grade and what an incredible, well rounded education. The teacher's truly care about the kids success and the environment is kind and loving. Both kids are very successful in high school and I feel it is due to the foundation Christ Lutheran helped form academically and in their confidence. I would recommend!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
I have had two children go through this school and we as a family have been truly blessed. The staff is loving and caring as well as having a strong desire to see your child succeed. The environment is welcoming and family friendly. I always felt my children were safe and in good hands. I could not even imagine my kids ever going anywhere else. We feel a big part to the success they have had in high school is due to the well rounded education and Christian environment at Christ Lutheran School. You can't go wrong!!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
Beware of this school, alot of turn over and they only care about your money.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
We were at another area school before moving. Have graduated 3 children from Christ Lutheran. Excellent well-rounded school with caring professional staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
Both of my children have attended Christ Lutheran since preschool. Now I have a 16 y/o daughter at Newport Harbor High School and one son still in 7th grade . We have felt very blessed to have the opportunity for our children to attend Christ Lutheran School. The loving , supportive and challenging atmosphere they have experienced helped them to excell in academics and athletics. Our daughter in high school involved in Honors classes and will move into AP classes next year. Also, she is involved in Varsity athletics at the high school. The Christ Lutheran plays, choir and weekly Chapel time has allowed both of our children to become very comfortable in public speaking. I highly recommend the school .

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
I sent my oldest child (H.S. Class of 2001) through public school. I now have a child in middle school at Christ Lutheran. While both of my children had a great education, my youngest has the added benefit of a Christian education in a nurturing environment. The school is WASC accredited and uses textbooks approved by the State of California, just like the public schools. Because of this, I know that my child will be prepared for high school and college. The best part of the school is the sense of community. We are members of the church and regularly see the teachers at Sunday services. They are part of our community and we have relationships with them out of school as well as within. In a day and age when teachers try to get as far away from their students as possible outside of school, this is refreshing.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
You cannot go wrong here. The current administration is the best. The staff's number one concern is your child's relationship with the Lord Jesus. Of course, your child's academic concerns is always of utmost importance as well. The children are happy. What could be better?

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
I have children attending both their preschool and the elementary school. I've had nothing but an amazing experience here. The staff is truly first rate. This is a school where you will know the parents and staff by name and make great friends for life. My children are so loved by their teachers, we feel like part of a family here. My children have grown so much since starting here. They are more compassionate, thoughtful and caring. After looking at several neighboring schools, we chose this school b/c of the credentials of the staff, the class size, the curriculum (not the homeschool Abeka one used by most), and parent recommendations. One trip here to meet the staff and students and you will be impressed. The preschool is phenominal and unlike any we've been apart of! We've enjoyed all aspects of this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2007
My child attended Christ Lutheran for 11 years and enjoyed her experience while she grew in her faith. Christ Lutheran helps to develop long lasting relationships both between teachers and students and students with other students. My child, who is now attending college at a UC still keeps in touch with many of her former friends and teachers from Christ Lutheran. The community that Christ Lutheran has developed allows the children who attend the school to feel safe and loved while they learn scholastically, develop in their faith, and learn how to build lasting relationships with others.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2006
When you walk onto the campus of Christ Lutheran you really notice how friendly and supportive the administration, teaching staff, and other parents are. Most children thrive in this exceptionally loving and supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on Christianity, education, and respect for oneself and others. Sept 2006, the schoolyear started with a new senior pastor and principal. They are very energetic and have many years of experience. It is not difficult to make an appointment to see any of the administrators or teachers if you have a concern. My child never has a bad day at Christ Lutheran. (CLS also has a terrific preschool, after school care program, and summer program.)

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
We chose this school because of its religious affiliation, small class size, and uniform policy. The academics are not what we had hoped for and are almost identical (minus religion) to those in a public school setting. It is because of that reason we will likely look elsewhere for the years to come. The staff, for the most part, is friendly and competent but not adequately trained to handle gifted and/or any needs beyond the 'normal' range. Overall, I would say it is an average school with a big heart.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
Great parent involvement. Not academically above public schools. My child only attended K, so not a lot of imput.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
Staff is completely wonderful. Their attentiveness and involvement of your child's education and future is very evident.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
They have excellent teachers and build great moral character in their students. My son has learned more than he would at the public school and is learning about christianity as well as the standard subjects. He is in a much smaller environment and the student to teacher ratio is low which was important to me when he started kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Strong education and good teachers. Very safe environment. Criticisms?: unrealistic/unfair expectations for church attendance, foreign language should start earlier.

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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2004
Extremely well rounded education, teachers are dedicated and experienced. The curriculum becomes much more scholastically challenging as students progress from grade to grade - while kindergartners may not be as advanced at the end of the year as some other private-schools, higher level students will be on par or above the level of other schools. CLS offers a well-rounded curriculum including PE, choir, band, science, computers, languages, religion, history and more, and a strong after-school program with activities like chess club, science club, roller hockey as well as competitive sports teams for 5th grade and up. Both the parents and the teachers are incredibly friendly and involved and quick to nip any potential issues in the bud. Lots of on-campus activities as well as field trips, overall CLS focus is on fun and involvement and learning, not just on fundraisers and conformity as experienced at some other schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
CLS provides an extremely strong foundation for children from K-8. We evaluated dozens of other local schools, public and private, and found that CLS provides the best balance of education and enrichment, in a nurturing environment. Our children love their teachers, the playground, the variety of classes and subjects, and their peers are children that set strong moral standards. Five stars here!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Christ Lutheran is a well rounded school where the children feel safe, well loved and encouraged to do their very best in everything they do; which leads to them exceeding the expectations and stretching their learning horizon. The security of Christ's love is all around them and they are expected to behave, use good manners and be kind and helpful to others.

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Christ Lutheran is a "cool little school" that fosters a loving, collaborative relationship with families as we prayerfully partner together to equip the next generation of Christ-centered, faith filled, noble men and women that our world so desperately needs. WE ARE K.N.I.G.H.T.S. FOR C.H.R.I.S.T.!

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Christ Lutheran School
760 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa, CA  92627
(949) 548-6866
Last modified Christ Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Christ Lutheran School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top