"St. Paul's provides a well rounded Christian, academic, and social foundation."
Students enrolled 122
Hours 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Mr. Rendy Koeppel
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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11330 McCormick Street
Los Angeles, CA 91601

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(818) 763-2892
(818) 487-1378
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4 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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October 14, 2014
This school needs a visit from tree people! Hardly no shade for the kids during recess. Maybe some other forms of shade as well. Poor kids! Time to upgrade this school. Some remodeling wouldn't hurt.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2014
Kids are happy to attend school and feel secure at St. Paul's First Lutheran School! My preschooler runs to preschool each morning and my 4 year old has had an excellent year in the K4 Program. St. Paul's is a hidden gem in North Hollywood. Parent Group is involved and focused on student enrichment.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Small class sizes can be good but when there are conflicts this atmosphere can be limiting.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
The school is great, our child has attended since kindergarten and now is in second grade and we loved the school since the first day. The teachers and the staff are fantastic. the academic program is excellent, the religious education and the moral values that the children get at the school are invaluable, this school is really a hidden jewel.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
Fantastic school with an engaged and caring staff. We are so thankful to have found it!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
You Pay alot of money at this school and the teachers (not all of them) have their favorite students, you HAVE MONEY - YOU HAVE VALUE, Sadly its the true - my kid had a bad experience there and was afraid to return, I brought the issue to the board of edu. they pretend to care but didnt do nothing. My kid is a lot better now somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2013
The Kindergarten teacher at St. Pauls has been amazing for my son. She is patient, kind and commands respect from her young students. I was very impressed with Miss Miller's use of technology to further the students interest in learning. She encourages creativity while following a rigorous lesson plan that has allowed my son to learn to read and write, complete math problems and explore the world around him using knowledge from her lectures. She is always expanding her knowledge with continuing education bringing the latest resources to our children. The homework that my son completes has allowed him to expand his vocabulary, reading skills and other studies that are part of the needed curriculum for a Kindergarten student. As an adjunct faculty member at university level I understand how difficult teaching can be. She makes it look effortless. Kindergarten is the first step into learning outside the home, where social skills, discipline and listening are just as important as reading, writing and math. Miss Miller combines learning with fun in a safe, Christian based classroom. She is the best!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
When i started my search for a school for my girls i stumbled upon this sweet school. I had already gone to every school tour in town and none of them seemed right for us. When I walked on the campus I was greeted with smiles and warm hearts. What really got me was this amazing kindergarten room that had art work hanging all over the walls, a rack of dress up clothes and a bench with a well worn I horse saddle. The teacher was warm and welcoming and proudly showed me the kids journel pages that were hanging on the walls. I dont know how else to explain this so I will just say that her eyes danced with excitement when she spoke of their progress. She was so proud. Thats when I knew that this wonderful teacher was perfect for us. Her name is Ms. Miller. My oldest just graduated 1st grade, Ms. Hartel is also one of the most amazing teachers I have ever met. I feel like god was shining on me the day I found this school. If u are looking for a great school with a small town feel, check out St. Pauls.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
St. Paul's is fantastic! My 3 children attend there and they absolutely love it! The class sizes are just right, the teachers are top-notch, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities, and the music program is amazing! We are not only treated with love and respect from the teachers and staff, but from the students as well. Having a Christ-centered education is priceless. I highly recommend St. Paul's to anyone looking for a quality, well-rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
My son attended St Paul's from pre-school thru middle school. St Paul's provides an excellent education and a nurturing and warm environment. You receive a well-rounded education from music, religion, academics, etc. The field trips are great. The staff is very involved with the development and growth of each child. The teachers at my sons high school have told me that the education he received at St Paul's was way above that of the other students. We have wonderful memories and will miss the school and the staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
I am writing from a visiting standpoint as my children never attended St. Paul First Lutheran School. First I'd like to say the school does look clean and well organized. The staff seems very friendly and kind to the children. However, here are the concerns I had when I visited this school one afternoon. It was a very hot sunny day and some of the children were beet red, (I wondered if they had on sunblock or were well hydrated), then there was an alert from an outsider on the street that the children needed to go indoors because the police was looking for someone and the person could possibly be in the area. (OMG moment!) Then a teacher, even if it was not malicious in no way, tapped a kid in the head with a piece of paper as to make him go and do something else. I just thought it was a bit disrespectful because if doing that to an adult wouldn't be right shouldn't the same be applied to children no matter how old? Finally, my small pet peeve about the yard facing the street makes me nervous, this is North Hollywood and sometimes there are a few transients in this area that are not in there right mind. This is not to scare parents away from this school, just making them aware.

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2011
St. Paul's is a great school. It has a wonderful music program, the teachers are wonderful and communicate well with the parents. I feel my children are very safe while they are there and I have peace of mind that they are in great hands. Both of my children started in the pre-school and continued on into the elementary school. They both have developed friendships that I have no doubt will be maintained throughout their lives. This school has a wonderful community feel to it, like family!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My son has been attending St. Paul's since Kindergarten, and I can't say enough about how great this little gem of school is!! Nurturing environment, small class size, structure and guidance, and a great family of teachers! When my huband died last year, it was my son's school, that made the largest impact in helping us through this difficult time. I will never forget how they helped us through and were a fortress of stability and Christian love. Plus, my boy is excelling in academics!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
Four years ago, we researched many schools before choosing St. Paul s First Lutheran for our two kids. We re so glad we did! It s not a fancy or flashy place, but at St. Paul s, kids receive a Christ-centered education. That is first and foremost, and it is the reason the kids are so successful academically, socially, and spiritually. We have found St. Paul s very different from other schools in that everyone there nurtures and values each and every child. In turn, the kids are respectful toward their teachers and also to each other. Academic excellence is a priority, but so is good citizenship. St. Paul s kids are not only well-educated, but are also noticeably well-mannered and congenial. What a breath of fresh air these days! St. Paul s is an affordable, well-managed gem of a school in North Hollywood. We would give it 10 stars if we could!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My three children have attended St. Paul's. They were able to participate in music, sports and develop a great work ethic. This helped them in high school and college. The loving discipline they received from the faculty helped prepare them for the long road ahead of them in academics and life in general. We are very happy they learned the basics in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
I tried several preschools and St. Pauls 1st Lutheran Preschool was by far the best. The teachers are great role models. They are helpful, courteous, and attentive to the parents and children. The children are friendly and develop great social and oral language skills. I am an elementary school teacher and was thrilled to finally find a school that was excellent in every way that really matters for a chllds social, emotional, and academic growth.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
It's been an amazing year for my daughter there (her first year) and she's so happy that she'll continue and hopefully will finish up through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
My daughter went to St Paul preschool for 2 years. It's been wonderful and the teachers there are great! My daughter went to 2 other preschools before St Paul and they were more expensive and not as good. I would recommend St Paul preschool to my friends.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Great school. My daughter loves going to St. Paul's and I love bringing her there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2010
As far as Pre School goes.Nope!! Took my daughter out immediately!!. Just a bunch of children with no direction! It has no structure & way outa control!!! You Pay alot of money for your child to be 'babysat' No no no no(sorry)

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
1. THE BEST MUSIC PROGRAM AROUND! When the rest of Los Angeles is dropping the FINE ARTS classes - this school has everything PRE-school through 8th grade. Classes, individual lessons, bands, choirs, handbells, and musicals and much more! 2. SMALL class sizes - in a school district where the sizes are going up, Up, UP .... nice to see the smaller sizes and the individula attention my child gets in the classroom. 3. SPORTS for everyone to participate. Grades 3 - 8 are in a competative league for basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, football, volleyball and a hint of track. Where can you get everything at one location? 4. NUTRITIONAL hot lunch program. Not just fast food, but great food. Lots of it and a BIG variety! 5. TEACHERS who are great and like family! Not only does my child have a teacher, but I have a friend I can lean on for great advice!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
Great teachers, great education. Very detailed and tight knit school! Love it would not send my kids to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Teachers are great, all of them. My son loves Ms. Sandy, Ms. Tina, Ms. Tracy, Ms.Cynthia, and Ms. Celeste, taking about them all the time. He always ask us to drop him off the school even on weekends.....hahaha. What else can you ask for school ?

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
We have children in the preschool and the school. They offer multi-child discounts and are very communicative with their parents. My children have made good friends here and we feel they are safe.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
The pre school is amazing!! my son was there for three years. Cynthia and celeste are awesome. I miss them.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
I can't say enough GREAT things about this jewel of a pre-school. My children LOVE going to school and LOVE learning and its all due to the wonderful environment they are in at St Paul's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2008
A great school! We ve had our kids here since 2000. St. Paul s offers a Christ-centered education. Children are taught daily about Christ s salvation. The principal and his staff are very attentive to the kids and are very good about alerting parents to any social or academic issues their kids may be experiencing. Great student-teacher ratios. Classes range from 10 - 20 students, so every child gets individual attention. Great co-ed athletics. Teams compete against other Christian academies in So.Cal. Superior music program. Choirs for all ages, concert band for 4th grade and up, records for 3rd grade, hand-bells, and tone-chimes. Field trips and community functions play a major role in the classroom. A full library and computer lab round out the campus. The tuition is reasonable compared to other area schools. Overall, a great school, full of openness and Christian care and love. I wouldn t send my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
My child has been attending the pre-k program for about a year. She is very happy at this school. There are many community programs throughout the year, and the teachers really interact with the kids and are nurture them during this stage of development. They have field trips to local theatres and parks as well as programs that come to the school for enrichment.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
St Paul's First Lutheran is the best school that my daughter has ever gone to. The staff there at the school are very pleasent to talk to and are great and go out of there way to help a chold who needs help like my daughter did and sice she has been there her grades are great. The school also thinks about the safty of the kids to and offers help to kids that need it after school and the staff is willing to stay later to help your child through things that they may have not understood and also are in touch with the parent so you know what is happening. What more can I say my daughter will finish up through 8th grade there.

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April 21, 2007
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May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
The academics are excellent. For a small school they have a very good music and sports program. The school community is positive. The school charges an affordable price and gives a break for multiple children attending school. My children are very happy to go to this school. When they are happy, they learn.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
Good school. Not for a child that needs special attention or tutoring.

- submitted by a former student
January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
St. Paul's has been a really good school for my children. Academics have a high priority and a there is a strong emphasis on our Christianity. The school has a five-star music program with a very talented director. Sports and extra-curriculars are also very good.My children have made very good friends there as well.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
The school was a wonderful foundation for learning, reasoning and problem solving. Being a small school allowed for individual attention.

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September 09, 2003
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St. Paul's First Lutheran School
11330 McCormick Street, Los Angeles, CA  91601
(818) 763-2892
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