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Faith Lutheran School

Private | K-8 | 120 students

We are best known for Christ-Centered Education.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $275,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,290.

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Posted August 19, 2014

We have been sending our children to Faith since preschool and could not be happier with the school. The loving environment and fantastic teachers and staff make the school feel like extended family. The school has experienced some turnover as all schools do I am sure, but the great learning environment and dedicated and caring staff are a staple at faith. Our family has great memories at Faith and looks forward to many more.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2014

Faith Lutheran provides superior academics, spiritual growth, and works with families to build strong character in its students. Our children have all attended Faith since preschool and we continue to be impressed with their development when compared with their peers; both those in public and other private schools. The teachers and staff make an effort to address our children's specific needs while still supporting the entire student body toward a common, success oriented, academic goal. I would not hesitate to recommend this school and our kids couldn t imagine attending anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2014

Faith Lutheran School has been fantastic to us! The experience has been outstanding! We came from a public school and was told about Faith Lutheran from a fellow friend. What a blessing! My kids enjoy the school and got a great education this year. They received a much better education than where they were previously. My kids' teachers both were caring, loving, and very helpful; same with the staff. They enjoy the school and look forward to going back this year. I couldn't ask for more! Check this school out for yourself. You will be happy!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 26, 2014

One of the greatest decisions I have made, was sending my son to this school. The knowledge he has gained is remarkable. His social/emotional growth is astounding as well. I'm pleased with the faculty and facility and am looking forward to several more years at faith Lutheran.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2014

This has been a great preschool and kindergarten for our family. The teachers are very caring and the small classroom sizes have been greatly beneficial. We are excited for another great year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 18, 2014

I love Faith Lutheran School & Lambs of Faith Preschool!! We have a three year old child in preschool and a soon to be 3th grader in the school. We have had a great experience with both. The preschool teachers are so warm and loving with the children while teaching them the love of Jesus and preparing them for kindergarten. The director is wonderful and very positive. Love the school staff. There have been many changes over the last few years, but our family feels they are positive changes for our children. We feel the children have a strong academic foundation. I highly recommend both!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 14, 2014

Hello, We did not favor Faith Lutheran. The tuition was very high, and we didn't get much in return. We will not be coming back next year. I was one of the students here, and I have felt somehow misunderstood from both the teachers and principle. The middle school numbers are very low and some of the teachers just rush the kid through the school year. They don't review, go over, or classify the main detail to make sure the kid's understand it. Truthfully, I have learned more in a public school than in this institute. The school is a waste of time and is like putting your child on a boat without a captain. No leadership, lack of dignity, and no trust what-so-ever. I hope this message can help the next few kids who come here. They have no understanding for the kids. It seems they are just looking for that $625.00 every month. To add to this, they looked at the things the kids don't do and don't look at the things they do do.

Posted June 30, 2014

We have been a member of this school since preK. We are leaving!!!!!!! We pay a great deal of money for our child to attend school here and it took us a long time, too long to realize for what??!! Nothing!!!! Academics are low. Technology is non existent. No foreign language. Poor leadership. And the worst customer service and communication! We registered in the spring for this fall. And since then my sons teacher has quit. And the principal has changed for the 3rd time in 3 years. When we asked for our registration fee back the new principal said unequivocally NOWAY!!!!!! just reinforcing my decision. There is in dialogue no customer satisfaction. If you're paying big bucks you want to be treated as such.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 30, 2014

The worst !!!!!!! We attended for 4 years. The first years were amazing. However; since then it has gone increasingly downhill ever since. 3 Principal changes in three years. Teachers being fired and quitting. Since registering for the next grade for fall my childs teacher has quit and there is a new principal. There is no foreign language. Nothing exceptional. Not even any fun at this school. I would in no way shape or form recommend this school to anyone thinking about attending here.
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Posted June 21, 2014

We have had enough!! We are moving on. FLS is now on its 4th principal in 6 years. At least 4 summers in a row with teachers unexpectedly being fired/forced to resign/forced to retire, and teacher contracts not being renewed. The best thing about this school has always been the teachers. Well, if you get rid of them all, it is not going to be a very good school. What going on with the leadership?!? I wish FLS could get its act together. We have stayed longer than we should have, due to wishful thinking. It is just not worth it anymore.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 21, 2014

I am so sad and mad. This used to be such a great school, with a wonderful sense of community and family. The teachers here are wonderful!! But they keep getting fired. It seems like the "leadership" has been systematically destroying the school over the last few years. Families are leaving in droves. The middle school only had 5-7 kids per class this past year. How small will it be next year? I can not send my child to a middle school that is so small, and with so much turmoil and turnover. Middle school is hard enough as it is, without drama coming from the administration! We will start our search for a new school, but I miss the old Faith Lutheran.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 28, 2014

Charter schools offer a better education than this school. Music program is a joke, administration is the worst, every year this school fails to enroll. If it was a great school it would show by numbers. We pay more money for sports outside of this school because of who is running the program. So many staff changes in so few years. Don't get me started on the Pre-school! Why can the new director not keep staff? This school does not want parents to help just the money. So many great Charter schools I would run away from this school. So very glad it's our last year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 21, 2014

Faith Lutheran School has been a saving grace for my children. We were referred to Lambs of Faith Preschool by three of our neighbors. After much prayer, research, and touring of other schools, we were confident that Lambs of Faith was the best place for our family. My children have since gone on to Faith Lutheran Elementary where they continue to grow in their Christian faith, academics, and athletics. The administration cares and listens to the needs and wants of parents. The teachers constantly strive to challenge children to their full potential. We love the church as well and recently were baptized and became church members. If you want the very best for your children and family look no further than Faith Lutheran Church and Schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2014

This school is like placing your child on a boat with out a capitan. Lacks lidership, unity, costumer service and therefore you feel like no one really cares about your parental imput. If you are not " to strict of a christian" this is good for you! They will give sugar treats often, will celebrate Halloween, have ash Wednesday like catholics and way more !! By the way if not too uncomfortable the Lutheran church will have a funeral and all related to it when your children are having lunch!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 27, 2013

Disappointing... Parents are not sure what the school administration and church are doing. Most of the teachers are still great though. If they don't start to turn things around, not sure if we will stay.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2013

Faith Lutheran School was great for my daughter. The year after she left, they fired two of their most experienced teachers (including my daughter's favorite) without reason., and in violation of their own written procedures.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 28, 2013

Love, love, love Faith Lutheran School and Preschool. Our family was referred to Lambs of Faith Preschool by four different families. I toured several schools in the area and not one measured up to Lambs of Faith Preschool. My children are now attending the elementary school and are excelling in all areas. If you want the very best for your children, look at Lambs of Faith and Faith Lutheran Elementary and Middle Schools. You will never go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 20, 2013

Low class sizes and this school has been around for years. We just felt there was so many negatives. Campared it to other private schools in the area that can offer more loved Grace Lutheran just a drive from Oceanside but the Pastor was very warm never met anyone from the Church at this school while we were there.

Posted May 29, 2012

I can not say enough wonderful things about the teaching staff and the school. Thank you to all that work and help out at this school. Great education and enviornment for the children who attend
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Posted April 5, 2012

Our family has been attending LOF/FLS since 2004 and then became members of the church. The environment is THERE for my children. Teachers, staff and academics. Though this school is not perfect (nor am I or the world) but it is a work in progress. It has improved the math program recently and has an in-school tutoring program for reading. Our school also offers computer, physical education and music to all students K-8 during the normal school hours at no extra costs.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 26%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Karen Jonas
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (760) 724-6151


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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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Parent involvement
  • Parents are a part of our parent teacher league, an auxiliary organization that supports and enhances our school program by organizing fundraisers, providing room parents for each classroom, and encouraging parent volunteers in the classroom and on the playground.
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  • Our school has a proven track record (30 years) of offering a high quality academic education in a Christ Centered environment. The feeling on our campus is one of a large family, from our classroom buddy program to parent involvement.
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700 East Bobier Drive
Vista, CA 92084
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