"Christ Lutheran School is developing dynamic disciples from preschool - 8 grade."
Students enrolled 255
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Ms. Xavria Schwarz
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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7921 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91942

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(619) 462-5211
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5 stars
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June 17, 2014
Christ Lutheran School is now our #1 reason to stay right where we are until both kids have finished the 8th grade. Not only our children getting an excellent education, they are ENJOYING school, they are being NURTURED by the teachers and staff, my husband and I are INVOLVED in the school community and we have made as many friends as our children have. We feel that our children are SAFE at Christ Lutheran and LOVED by their teachers. This school has great TRADITIONS that have been passed down for 55 years like the buddy programs, the all-school musicals and the desk decorating. Christ Lutheran graduates go on to the high schools of their choice and, I believe, have the proper ACADEMIC and VALUES foundation to thrive wherever that might be.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2013
Although the decision to send a child to private school is a big financial commitment, we don't regret for one minute the sacrifices we have had to make so that our kids could attend Christ Lutheran School. The rigorous education and faith based atmosphere has created a sound foundation as my children move on to high school, college and beyond. They have learned great study habits, time management, social and public speaking skills, and responsibility for their success. In 2009, Christ Lutheran was awarded both the Pacific Southwest District Teacher of the Year award and the Administrator of the Year award. Athletics include volleyball and basketball in their amazing gymnasium facility. The only downside is that they do not currently have a field that allows for outside sports like soccer, football and baseball. Kids who participate in those activities find rec or club teams within their communities. The school has weekly chapel (often led by the students), discipleship classes, and monthly youth group sessions where they can share their love for Christ and learn how they can be dynamic disciples in our communities. Take a tour--you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
This is the best decision we have made for our family! As working parents, we were very thoughtful in deciding where to send our children to school. We could not be happier than we are with Christ Lutheran! The staff genuinely love our kids! The time they invest in creating an environment where kids not only grow but thrive socially, spiritually and academically is top notch! We have been members of another church for many years, and if we were not, Christ Lutheran would be a place we would plant our own spiritual roots as well. If you are looking for a school where the teachers, principals and staff are extraordinary, progressive and true partners in the education journey, you will be delighted with the gem of a school CLS is! Stop by for a tour .... just be prepared to not want to leave!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
There are so many decisions to be made with regards to raising kids. What a relief to know that I can rest confidently in the place and people that my children spend the majority of their week day time with. Christ Lutheran School is a great school. It is a school commited to real faith development, quality academics, and developing habits (responsibility, cooperation, hard-work) in my kids that matter to our family. The beautiful new facility is a great bonus. Visit the school. You'll quickly fall in love.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
What an amazing Environment! My daughter has been attending Christ Lutheran School for 6 years, and she has loved every minute of it! And as a parent...well, if your child is happy, you are happy. She looks forward to going to school every day. The curriculum is top notch. The teachers are excellent as teachers, as well as great friends.....to us as well as our daughter. And the christian atmosphere is loving, nurturing and has really strengthened our daughters faith. Private school is always a financial sacrifice, but I would not change it for anything. Cannot say enough good things about CLS, this school is truly a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
I know I make the right decision about enrolling my two children in Christ Lutheran when I pick them up from school everyday. They are so happy and excited about their day and I know that during the time they spend there they are getting not only the best education but are learning Christian values as well. The teachers truly care about all the students you can see that in each one of them. They are lucky enough to have the best principal I have ever run across. She has created a loving and caring environment for all the children. I am constantly impressed with my girls progress as we go through each grade and we are so excited when each new year begins as we know what wonderful experiences are in store for them with each new teacher. I can't say enough about Christ Lutheran La Mesa, all you have to do is visit. The facility is superior to other schools and very impressive. If you are looking for a Christ centered education in a loving and caring environment you need to come to Christ Lutheran. I wouldn't have my kids go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Christ Lutheran School is a place you certainly feel the love of Jesus Christ present in abundance. I find such joy in my profession as a teacher, and my joy is multiplied by the blessing I have to work at a school that values growth and knowledge of Jesus as our Savior. Christ Lutheran is my home and family in addition to the place I work, and I couldn't be happier to join the other staff members and parents in ministry to share the love of God with students every day. Teachers at CLS love and care about students' growth academically and spiritually and we pray daily for the children in our school. It is a joy to be a part of a 54 year legacy of growth, learning, and success!

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2013
There are many elements that go into choosing a school and what is difficult about evaluating the reviews is that the parents who have chosen the school will love it and parents who have had an issue will give it one star. This school has a good Christian atmosphere. Some teachers are experienced, some are not. The curriculum is average. It is not in the best part of town (take a look at the houses across the street when you visit) I tried very hard to be impressed with this school because of the price and the Christ-centered focus. I am still trying, but as of yet, I can not recommend this school, even after having a child attend. We are looking at the other options in San Diego and for what we see for an improvement in location, teacher qualification, and curriculum the price is close to double.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2012
Both of my children attended Christ Lutheran School through 8th grade. This is a wonderful school. The academics are rigorous, the faith-based education is hugely beneficial and the staff is exceptional. CLS has taught my children to be independent, self-starting and responsible - in a loving and caring atmosphere. The teachers are outstanding - both academicly and as Christians. They truly care about your children, both as students and children of God. And how many students have a principal that greets each and every student by name every morning!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
Christ Lutheran School is an amazing school that will provide your child with an incredible education, countless extracurricular activities, teachers and administrators who truly care about your chid, and most importanty a Christian educaton! Graduates of Christ Lutheran School find the transition to high school to be easy because of the quality education they received. The greatest joy is to see your child become a fantasic adult who has a heart for our Lord, finds joy in serving others, wants to make a difference in their community and world, is loving, respectful, and has obtained the skills needed to be succesful in college and in life! Thank you Chirst Lutheran School!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Looking back at the decisions I've made as an adult, I count having sent my child to CLS (for Pre-8) among the best. It was a decision I am now both proud of and grateful for! Every day the administration and teachers at Christ Lutheran reinforced all that my family holds most important; challenging academics,a strong sense of community,and Christian ethics. [The people who are] Christ Lutheran School deserves the credit for the priceless foundation which my high schooler carries with her!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
As a parent of a kindergarten graduate, I can say that Christ Lutheran School changed our daughter's life. She had an amazing first year of school with an amazing teacher. On a daily basis she received love, discipline and a challenging curriculum. However, the best part about the school is the faith instruction she received on a daily basis. The highlight of her week was going to chapel and seeing her chapel buddy (an eighth grade student at our school). Her prayers at home became more frequent and specific. I could not be happier with the foundation that was laid for the rest of education.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
As my last child begins her senior year in high school I have been reflecting on her and her two siblings past education and what has contributed to their being amazing individuals today. Christ Lutheran is definitely a huge part of the equation. My family has been a part of the Christ Lutheran family for over 20 years. During all of these years my children were nurtured, loved, prepared well for each new step in their education and taught important life skills such as accountability, responsibility and a hard work ethic. Most of all, Christ Lutheran was a place full of love for God. A love that was shown daily by the staff. Not only were they taught about God; they saw Him at work in others around them. I have never regreted sending my children there.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Christ Lutheran School is a distinctly Christian school with academic excellence and a great school community. Jesus is definately at work in this place. The staff create a positive school culture. High expectations for behavior and academics help our kids grow to be accountable, responsible, and Christ-like. Christ Lutheran School is an extension of our family. I highly recommend Christ Lutheran School. I know our children are in excellent hands and are most definately being developed as dynamic disciples of Christ!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
I was a student here a couple of years ago. The teachers are nice,and the academic are fine, but bullies are not taken care of.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2012
Our children attended Christ Lutheran preschool and then continued to the elementary. For 2 years, we chose to place our child in a local, well-regarded charter school. Near the end of the second year, we felt that we needed to re-assess our decision. We took the time to do classroom observations in both schools, we analyzed test scores and compared the curriculum. In addition to comparing Christ Lutheran to the charter school, we also compared it to another highly regarded Christian school in San Diego. During this process, we realized that what set Christ Lutheran apart was the high level of accountability with the students. The staff truly cares about each family and student. The school creates many opportunities for the students to work together across the grades. This helps to develop a sense of responsibility and social awareness. There is a unique spirit at Christ Lutheran. It is an educational institution unlike any other that we have experienced. We feel confident that we made the right choice in sending our children to Christ Lutheran.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2012
My family is so blessed to have found Christ Lutheran! We have attended a couple of christian schools in the area and CLS is the best by far. You can see that the teachers and staff love their jobs and the students! The academics are challenging but outstanding. I know my children will flourish both spiritually and academically in all their future endeavors due to the experiences at Christ Lutheran. My children look forward to going to school everyday to be greated by loving and caring educators! I am very proud to say my children attend Christ Lutheran and love every minute of it!!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2011
My husband and I are Blessed so much by this school and staff. When people ask where my kids go to school a smile comes over my face because I love bragging on this school and staff. All the teachers want to be there and truly care for the spiritual and academic needs of the students. Not to mention that the Principle is a Blessing also. She knows all the students names, the parents name and the siblings names. Greets them at the door every morning with a smile and a hug. Really, what other school does that?? I wouldnt want my kids to go to any other school. They are thriving academically and they enjoy going to school. What more could parents ask for!!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2011
CLS has blessed our family in so many ways. My children LOVE to go to school, and we know they are being nurtured by their teachers and the families that attend. Every morning they are greeted at the door with smiles and hugs from their principal and teachers. We have been very pleased with the curriculum and level of academics, but most importantly our daughters' growth in faith and walk with the Lord. You and your family will be blessed at CLS.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2010
I could not have had my daughter in a better school for K-8. She started high school this year and is in a public school setting. The love and discipline she learned from the staff as well as the excellent education has prepared her to go out in the world. The staff at Christ Lutheran takes an individual interest in each child. They are nutured and disciplined as necessary to mold them into wonderful young Christian kids. The foundation my daughter got at Christ Lutheran will follow her through her entire life! Yea Christ Lutheran!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2010
Christ Lutheran is one of the best experiences I have had. Speaking as an alumnus (K-8), this school has established such a strong impact on my life, helping my faith to grow and deepen, further leading to my baptism. The staff is AMAZING, encouraging, and truly care about the well-being and success of their students. I couldn't have asked for better people to have helped guide me. The curriculum is challenging, but it teaches you work ethic that helps you for the rest of your school career (especially in high school and continuing in college). Talking to my high school teachers, they have told me that the students who come from Christ Lutheran are some of the best that they have had. This great caliber of student is representative not only of the student's work, but the environment that shaped them. I do not regret a moment of my time there, and am so blessed to have the relationships and experiences formed at this school.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2010
My child attended Christ Lutheran School (CLS) for grades K-8. CLS was highly recommended to us by a friend and neighbor whose children also attended grades K-8. The academically challenging curriculum more than prepared my child for high school and now college. CLS educates the whole child; they are the parent's partners in educating their children academically and in teaching Christian values. We know our child's experience at CLS will sustain her the rest of her life.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2010
I have taught at Christ Lutheran for 15 years. We have an amazing dedicated teaching staff and a principal I would walk through fire for. My daughter also is a graduate and the academics have served her well into private high school, college, and a master's program. I currently have 9 parents of my first graders who are also former alumni. That speaks for itself.

- submitted by a teacher
December 21, 2010
Christ Lutheran School, La Mesa is making a positive impact in our community. Students endeavor to do their best, knowing that their best is expected. Interested and supportive parents help make its educational climate one of teamwork. Eager students, supportive parents, and an affirming administration make teaching at Christ Lutheran a joy! By the grace of God, CLS will continue to produce students who are outstanding, Christian citizens of tomorrow!

- submitted by a teacher
December 20, 2010
Christ Lutheran School nurtured my children to succeed not only in high school and college but in everyday life. They are compassionate and moral with a standard of excellence in their work that was modeled at Christ Lutheran. Even now when they come back to visit their beloved teachers they are surrounded by warmth and love. All the teachers are excited to hear about where they are in their lives. I cannot truly express in words how wonderful Christ Lutheran has been for our family. I would highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
If you were at the Advent service last week for the preschool and two upper grades last week, you would have seen and heard what CLS is all about. Proclaiming the good news of Christmas is not just something that happens once a year, but permeates all of what CLS is about. Teachers and staff are commited to transforming young lives to be like Jesus and they take that very seriously. You can not do better for school discipling than what happens there! A very satisified parent!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
What an AWESOME school! We are thrilled to be a part of this school family. I have 3 kids who attend Christ Lutheran and consider this school far superior to the other private and public schools in the area. The teachers are all credentialed and many have post-graduate degrees. The academics are rigorous and above average. In addition there are high expectations for behavior and moral values. I have a son who is challenged in social skills and all the kids in his class continually encourage him instead of tease him. This is the type of behavior that is expected and encouraged at Christ Lutheran. I LOVE this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
If you are considering Christ Lutheran School, you will find a school that has not only great academics but teaches the love of Jesus. Expectations are clearly communicated, and students are held accountable, but they also receive loving encouragement. We have 2 daughters who are alumni of CLS and who are now college students. Both of them did very well in high school and one was valedictorian of her high school class. Their experience at Christ Lutheran has equipped them well in their faith, their work ethic and their compassion for others. We think the world of the staff and are profoundly grateful for them.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
Christ Lutheran School (CLS) in La Mesa is an outstanding institution. Both of my children started CLS in preschool. Presently, one of my children is a high school senior and the other is in the 7th grade, therefore I have had ample opportunity to interact with teachers and administration and formulate an informed opinion. I can say with confidence that children graduate from CLS with the academic skills necessary to succeed in the most challenging of high schools. The atmosphere encourages success, sets high standards, and has not succumbed to grade inflation. Behavioral problems are addressed with firmness by the school leadership. The facilities are wonderful: clean, modern and safe. Beyond the academic rigor and beautiful physical plant, CLS also offers a spiritual element that is outstanding. Christian values are both taught and modeled. Most families are likely to consider CLS to be a financial sacrifice, but such an investment in the academic and spiritual future of your children will most certainly pay lifelong dividends that will easily justify your decision.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
My daughter attended Christ Lutheran from 4th thru 8th grades. The teachers and administrative staff are top knotch, and she received a fine education. The principal knew my daughter and me by name since the first day of school. Christ Lutheran provides a wonderful and nurturing learning environment....The school really brought out the best in my daughter and prepared her for a bright future. Our only regret was leaving the school at the end of the eigh grade....We would still be there if it included high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I was extremely disappointed with this "Christian School." The behavior exhibited by the students is appalling. Many of the students and parents are atheist or agnostic Numerous parents and children have routinely witnessed stealing, lying, bullying, and cheating. Disciplinary actions never exceeding anything more than a mild verbal reprimand, even when these offenses were repeated by the same students. Once the new school was built, it became evident that tuition payments took priority over behavior. The true victims are the good students, they deserve better. If you are going to spend the money for a great Christian education, where actions speak louder than words, where morals and values take priority over money, then you would be wise to choose a different school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
You couldn't get a better school with more dedicated and loving teachers that REALLY DO CARE!!!! My two sons have been here now since pre-school and absolutely love it. This is a school that i ALWAYS reccomend!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
My son graduated from CLS & is a junior at Grossmont High School. He is enrolled in AP & Honors courses and just completed this semester with a 4.2 GPA. I attribute his success to the study habits, rigor and character building at this school. Christ Lutheran provides a great foundation. His transition to a public school was smooth after 9 years at well rounded christian school. I read the 12/21/09 post & had to make a rebuttal post. I think they may have posted to the wrong site or school?! The school has not changed because my daughter attends CLS as a 6th grader. The staff and principal are nurturing & caring and indeed Christians. Visit the school and see for yourself if considering private education. We have never looked back & thought our money could have been better spent.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
Christ Lutheran School is an outstanding place to raise kids! From preschool through eighth grade students receive quality, Christian instruction from highly qualified staff. The facilities are incredible! Brand-new, beautiful, state-of-the art building located on La Mesa Blvd. Visit and see for yourself what an outstanding place this is!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
Outstanding school! A viable Christian attitude is apparent in every aspect of the school - starting first and foremost with the principal. And this attitude is totally visible in the staff, students and parents. The teachers truly care about your children - their spiritual well-being and their education. As a parent with a child who has experienced some social difficulties, I have found that the staff was very receptive to the problems and was willing to work on the issues. I love the fact that all the children are taught to be responsible and accountable which are traits in very short supply in this day and age. The academic program is robust, but will help prepare your child for high school and college. And any extra-curricular activities that might be missing can certainly be found elsewhere in a community as large as San Diego. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
We moved our son from a public school to Christ Lutheran because of the outstanding program and staff. I am employed at a local college in child development and find Christ Lutheran to provide so much more then my child was getting at the public school in the curriculum and as well with the caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
Christ Lutheran is an outstanding school with outstanding teachers. My daughter has attended since preschool. She is now in the forth grade. This is really a partnership with God, parents and teachers. When I drop my daughter off in the mornings I know she is well loved, well taught and well taken care of - as a parent that means the world to me.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
I had a terrible experience at this school. The majority of the students and parents are not christians, and it is reflected in their conduct and attitude towards others. There is an unbelievable amount of malicious gossip, bullying, and drama. The staff refuses to take any actions that may result in their losing tuition. As a result, we observed the same type of behavior you would expect at a public school. The last straw was when we heard of foul language being used during chapel. My husband and I finally decided to remove our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 24, 2009
Coming to Christ Lutheran School has been life changing for our family. We started in the preschool and now both of my children our in the elementary school. Not only are my children getting a wonderful education, learning about accountability but they're learning about Jesus sacrifice and Love for us. They built a brand new school building and the kids moved into that building in January 2009. It is a beautiful building. Great Teaching staff and a Great Principal. We Love It!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
I'm an eight grade student at Christ Lutheran right now. It is such a good school and I would totally recommend it! The teachers are supper nice and funny, and we all recieve a great education. The other week, I was doing my homework with my friend who is a sophmore at Patrick Henry High School sitting next to me, and apperantly what we were learning in algebra was way ahead of what her school was teaching (She is really smart too).

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
Wonderful school! Wonderful Staff! Wonderful Principal! My son transferred from his Middle School to Christ Lutheran two years ago. It was the best decision we've ever made! My son was beginning to get a terrible attidude in middle school Now, he is respectful and a great student.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2007
Great teachers for most part, some better than others. No PTA or parent group makes it difficult to voice concerns as a group. Minimal attention given to extracurricular activities four younger students.Very expensive for program offered. Would only recommend if able to because teachers stand by their commitment to children and families are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
Christ Lutheran is so great! I am a student there right now and I just love it! The teachers are so great and through there teaching I can tell they love what there doing and love God! In the upper grades like 6th through 8th homework is quite a load, but at the end of the year all the work on homework really has paid off; you know that you have matured, grown acedemically,spiritually, and physically! The staff realy cares about the students. They all love God,kids, and really enjoy what they are doing. This school provides fun activities like choir, handbells, volleyball for girls, and basketball for both girls and boys.Parents are involved a lot from my prespective, and that's great!We have fun events like the Sock Hop,School Picnic,And many spirit days! Kids are involved too,like with the student council;who decides events and other things.I love this school so much!

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2007
As a parent I love Christ Lutheran School. Compared to other private schools I think the tuition is very reasonable. The teachers and staff really care about the kids and the Christian attitude is genuine. My son will graduate this year, and he is very well prepared for high school. Grades 6-8 are especially academically rigorous, but the teachers are just excellent. My son loved his classes. My daughter is still in the lower grades and I look forward to all she has still to experience at this wonderful school. There may not be every extracurricular available, but the wonderful students staff and other families make up for it. This is a true 'community' where children are valued and well-cared for!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
Very good, involved principal. Great families, great kids, good teachers. Facilities are very limmited,no fields, insufficient library. Highest tuition of Lutheran/Christian schools in the area. Planning to build a new facility at same site for 2008. The new school facility will have everything, but will be costly. No PTA or PTF for parent imput, but there is a Board of Directors and School Board that makes decisions. If you visit the campus you will find the nicest group of kids, hear no foul language, love the principal, but not be impressed with current facilities and shocked by the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
Christ Lutheran School has a very friendly and supportive atmosphere. The staff really seem to care about the students. I liked the school for my childrens' elementary and middle school education because I felt very safe about the school. You really get to know the other parents and students because the school is very small. I never worried when one of my children went to another classmate's home. I also love the strong Christian morals my children learned there. On the other hand, they did miss out on extra activities that the larger public schools can offer such as certain sports and band. Compared to what I have heard about other public schools, the 6th-8th grade curriculum at Christ Lutheran is very intense and has a lot of homework for the children. Overall, I would highly recommend this school for someone looking for a Christian school for their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Both of my daughters attended CLS, and moved rigth into honor classes in High School. Their development from extracurricular activities equipped them to not only excel in those areas, but in developing social skills that serve them well to this day. Parents, students and staff have a great heart for this school, and the involvement level builds friendships that go beyond graduation. Christ Lutheran School is an oustanding school for pre-schoolers through 8th grade. What always impressed me when my girls attended were the smiles on the children's faces each day. Assured me that this is a great school for my girls to grow and develop, also helped my wife and I to develop as well. I highly recommend Christ Lutheran School with the highest rating possible.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
Excellent staff dedicated to educating the children with a strong emphasis in Christian beliefs. Extremely loving and supportive environment that allows the students to grow and mature in a positive direction. My third daughter will graduate soon and like her sisters who also attended CLS, she will be well prepared for High School, College and beyond.

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Christ Lutheran School
7921 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA  91942
(619) 462-5211
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Christ Lutheran School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top