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9041 166th Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052

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(425) 885-1810
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May 13, 2015
Both my children have gone to Faith Lutheran School in Redmond and I can't say enough positive things about it. If you are looking for small class sizes, warm environment, where kids are encouraged to succeed . Where they get to work ahead and not be held back by the "grade that they are in" This is the school for you. It is a "family" school meaning you will feel like family. They staff stays on top of new curriculum and is always willing to listen. Anytime that I have needed to talk to a teacher I just send an email and it always has been answered right away. I love the communication and that I can go into the classroom and help out. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!

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December 04, 2013
Faith Lutheran School is a hidden gem on the east side. This is my daughter's second year attending the elementary school and we couldn't be happier. She is receiving a quality education. The smaller class sizes mean that she is being taught at her ability level - rather than at her specific grade level. More than that, she is receiving an incredible character education. Weekly chapel is the highlight of her week. The students are amazingly supportive of each other. As a parent, I have found the staff and administration very responsive and proactive in terms of communication. The music program is amazing, the Japanese teacher is great, and the PE options are interesting and fun. I couldn't recommend FLS enough.

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September 18, 2013
Faith Lutheran Elementary in Redmond WA is a small school that provides quality individualized instruction. Teachers work towards students success in a very caring environment. Even though it s private, I like the fact that it s a humble atmosphere: students are taught to care for others and respect all cultures, backgrounds, etc. We are very pleased with the progress our youngest son has made academically after he joined Faith Lutheran. He s always happy about going to school and even about doing homework! At Faith he has found the joy of learning.

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September 17, 2013
I have all four of my children enrolled at Faith Lutheran School of Redmond. I love having one drop off and pick up time. One of the reasons we chose Faith as our children's school is that not only do they have an amazing academic program with students testing scores much higher than the national average they teach virtues and I honestly feel it is something the public school system is lacking. I feel like my kids are better well rounded human beings because of the skills and virtues of kindness, self-control, love, kindness, patience etc. I highly recommend Faith Lutheran.

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September 17, 2013
Faith Lutheran School in Redmond is a superb school to take your children. Their academic program is stellar which their test scores prove. Being a smaller school they offer the opportunity to provide advanced education for children who are more advanced and can also take the time to help children who need more time to learn subjects. They also spend time teaching moral and social skills.

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September 09, 2013
We started at Faith Lutheran Redmond for preschool and were so impressed that, despite plans to change to public school in kindergarten, we have stayed. The small class sizes, the amazing teachers and the incredible sense of community that Faith Lutheran offers have been so valuable to our children's learning. They are excited to go to school everyday and have excelled academically. Their unique emphasis on virtues has supported our goal of raising children who will love and participate in their community.

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September 06, 2013
Faith Lutheran School in Redmond has been nothing but exceptional since my children started in the preschool program four years ago. We are constantly impressed with the entire staff, the quality of teaching and the education that our children are receiving. The staff at Faith Lutheran treats every child like their own with high quality instruction and support that is tailored to each child. The staff doesn't just focus on their own class they know all of the students from preschool children up through 4th grade. We have two kids attending Faith Lutheran and can't wait for our third child to join the Faith Lutheran family in a few years.

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September 05, 2013
The only thing left to be desired at Faith Lutheran is updated facilities, and this will be happening soon. Faith meets all the requirements for education of the whole child. If you are looking for a school you can entrust your beloved to where their educational and emotional needs will be met, and you can be sure they will learn the important skills they need to be successful in life, then send them to Faith Lutheran School in Redmond! I predict the student population will increase rapidly so get them enrolled now so they can grow with the school and benefit from small, mixed age classrooms.

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September 04, 2013
This is our fourth year at Faith Lutheran! Our family never planned on our Kindergartner attending a private school. We are so happy we made this choice. Our child LOVES her school and teachers. Faith is a family, we really are. The best decision we ever made for our daughter was to walk through those doors. The level of attention and commitment to my daughter at Faith is unmeasurable. The kids have fun learning, this school is a joy.

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September 04, 2013
This is our fourth year as a Faith family, and I couldn't have asked for a better place for my children to learn. The early education curriculum/teachers is hands down one of the best on the eastside. My daughter went through their kprep program last year and is now breezing through kindergarten material at her new school. The environment is loving, nurturing and academically challenging which produces well rounded children in our community. We love FLS!

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September 04, 2013
This private school is ideal for parents wanting to send children to a school with small class sizes (no more than 14 kids per class), faith-based learning (Judeo-Christian), and emphasis on tried-and-true learning techniques (Not the latest fad in teaching). The school is at the start of a growth phase that will see new facilities take shape in the next several years.

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December 12, 2012
Faith Lutheran School was a wonderful place for my children to grow. My daughters both attended FLS for 3 years. We were planning on attending again this year, but were relocated out of state. We moved just as school started. I was worried about making a transition from the small class sizes to a large public school in California, but my daughters have been so well prepared! We just had teacher conferences and both my kindergartener's teacher and my 2nd grader's teacher were very impressed with not only their academic abilities (their reasoning and logic skills as well as vocabulary are considered high) but also their ability to adapt so easily to such a big life transition. I attribute this to the wonderful, caring teachers at Faith who took the time to really know my children and work with them at their levels. I know it was the teachers and Principal at FLS who nurtured their self-concepts and help them develop their virtues. They do love the school they are at now, but have both said to me, "Mommy, I miss Faith Lutheran. I wish my school had chappel and Ms. Deming. (the principal). I am so grateful that we were able to be at Faith as long as we were.

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November 17, 2012
We love Faith Lutheran because of the individualized learning and wonderful teachers; every child is well-taken care of. I wouldn t be surprised if the previous review was written by a disgruntled former employee. I have never met a Principal who was more caring, dedicated and hard-working. She has a great vision for the school and works hard to get things done. Yes, teacher turnover is high, and there are a number of reasons for that, but it s unfair to say that it s due to job dissatisfaction. Rather, I have noticed that if a teacher isn t a top-notch performer, then the Principal will not renew her contract. Even though tuition is about the lowest I ve seen, which I m assuming means that the salaries are low, the school still manages to find good teachers who don t want overflowing classrooms and school district bureaucracy. Faith Lutheran is a wonderful, supportive community where children can flourish academically, socially and spiritually.

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September 24, 2012
Don't be fooled by the top administrator/principal. She gives a great tour and looks like she knows what she's doing and talking about but it's all a facade! Her staff knows this, and so the turnover of teachers is unbelievavble each year, as the curriculum is a joke, and the staff is never supported in doing their work. The small class size is nice, but the enrollment is extremely low particularly in the elem. grades. Look elsewhere at schools that have good leadership. Faith is not the place.

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February 04, 2011
My name is Barbara Deming and I have been serving as the Principal at Faith Lutheran School since the 2006-2007 school year. I want to thank you for your interest in Faith Lutheran School! We are glad to know you are dedicated parents who are thorough in conducting research to find the best fit for your child s education. At Faith the individual students needs come first, and we want each child to be successful and know they are valued. Our programs continue to evolve, affording the best opportunities to provide quality education to meet the needs of the whole child; academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Therefore, we are so pleased to receive your feedback as we thoughtfully consider our curriculum starting with Toddler Two s up through our elementary grades. Over the past five years our programs have been enriched in a variety of ways. For example we have added a community oriented PE program. By utilizing the skills of local community health and fitness experts, we are able to provide a program that teaches children how to utilize resources in their community to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Faith our traditional curriculum and instructional strategies provide academic development through individualized instruction. Teachers use multiple strategies to assess and gather information regarding student learning, which in turn drives daily instruction. We teach and support basic Christian virtues that reinforce the development of integrity. Our staff established high standards for behavior and teach problem solving strategies. Our students are engaged in hands-on community service projects to model compassion for our neighbors. Our parents are actively involved in the partnership of educating their children. We are thrilled to offer a welcoming, friendly, and family oriented school community, and we welcome you to come and visit to see for yourself!

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February 01, 2011
We love this school. Our daughter is happy and thriving here. We pulled her out of another school where she had been one of 24 kids in a class. Her pre-K class at Faith Lutheran has 12 kids and 2 teachers, and she gets the attention she needs. She will be staying for Kindergarten next year, and her younger brother will be starting the preschool program. We're so impressed with the quality of the elementary teachers and the academics that we are also moving our oldest into the 2nd grade program for next year. The facitilies at this school are modest, but the classrooms are nicely laid-out and well-equipped. The playground is wonderful. If you look beyond the older buildings, you will find a very warm school, with staff that is passionate about teaching academics and values in an encouraging environment.

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January 28, 2011
As a parent with two children currently enrolled at the school (and we will be back next year!), I have found the academic and pastoral care to be excellent. True, the facilities may not be a modern as some, but the wonderful staff more than make up for shiny new buildings. When we moved into the area a few years ago, we viewed a number of private schools - many of which were considerably more expensive than FLS - but they didn't have the friendly atmosphere we found at Faith. My second grader is already far ahead of grade level, and is loving the new Saxon Math curriculum. Her literacy is also far outstripping our expectations, and she currently reads at a fifth grade level. This is, to a large degree, because of the individual attention and encouragement she receives at Faith. A previous reviewer commented on the library - well, my kids are always very excited when it's library day, and bring home a varied selection of reading material appropriate to their interests and ability. Way to go, FLS!

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January 24, 2011
My son has been a pupil at Faith Lutheran for the past two years. He was very shy when he started there. Thanks to the dedication of his teachers, he has developed confidence, personal responsibility and a real love of learning. The small class sizes mean that the teachers have a significant amount of time to spend attending to the needs of each student which is so important during the early years. The children are treated like family. Well done Faith Lutheran!

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January 23, 2011
The Curriculum and teachers at Faith Lutheran School rock! The students learn Japanese, have Virtues Studies (they really love their JAM sessions), music, and PE on Fridays. The best part is that in addition to all these specialized classes, they learn the basics, like math and science, at their own pace! The spelling tests can be individualized and my son's teacher has tailored his classwork specifically for his skill level and learning style. His study and work habits, and confidence level have really improved because of this individualized attention. Thank you Faith Lutheran!

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January 09, 2011
We feel very fortunate to have found Faith Lutheran. I looked up just about every school on the Eastside and almost bypassed Faith because it only went up to the third grade. However, I believe that the first few years of school are the most critical, so I went for a visit and ended up being extremely impressed. The Principal really cares about having a quality school filled with great teachers. I was afraid that the small class sizes and extra resources would translate into high tuition, but Faith was the least expensive school I considered. While my neighbors had good things to say about our public school, I didn t want my child to be one of an already overcrowded student body of 550+. Because the classes at Faith are small, the students receive a lot of individual attention and are able to learn at their own pace; even the homework is tailored to each student. The teachers and parents have been very welcoming and my child is thriving socially and academically. I was very excited to hear that Faith is planning to expand up to the 6th grade because we don t want to leave anytime soon!

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September 23, 2010
Having read some of the other reviews, I'm wondering if they're talking about the same school! I have two children at Faith, in kindergarten and grade 2, and we are very happy with it. We moved to the area 18 months ago and looked at a number of private schools. We decided upon Faith for three main reasons: 1) It's a small, friendly school and the staff really seem to care about each child, 2) it has a well thought through curriculum which flows through each grade so the kids get continuity as they progress through the school, and 3) considering the excellent education they provide, the fees are very reasonable. Now into our second year at Faith, we feel more and more that we made the right decision. Our kids are already well above grade level in their academic achievement and, more importantly, they enjoy being there.

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August 26, 2010
I am a parent with two children enrolled in Faith Lutheran and am looking forward to returning. As I have volunteered for the past two years in the classroom, I have talked to prospective parents about the school. They bring up the less than stellar reviews that have been posted. Having a good idea of the parent and student that have been writing negative reviews, I can tell you that I, as a parent and classroon volunteer, will not miss them. Many times parents have expectations that their child can do no wrong. The majority of these parents do not spend time involved in their child's education, whether in the classroom or at home, then are completely shocked when they need to respond to an issue or a problem, especially when it involves behavior. We look forward to the new school year!

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March 17, 2010
A mixed bag: first, I want to point out that the quality of education is top notch at FLS; I have multiple children attending and feel that the teachers are very in touch with my kids' varying academic needs. If I were rating on academic quality alone, I would rate 5 stars. However, the leadership at FLS are out of touch with disciplining methods for children and have come across as very heavy-handed. Punishments do not fit crimes, and are meted out with wildly varying consistency. The discipline situation sadly overshadows the academic goodness this school offers, and have tipped us to the point where we've decided to not return next year.

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August 05, 2009
Our family has had a very positive experience at Faith Lutheran School and I highly recommend this school which focuses on early childhood education. We really like the small class sizes and it's easy to see these teachers love what they do. Each week students who are observed showing virtuous behavior (love, respect, kindness, etc.) receive an award in front of the whole school. This is heartwarming to see -- I wish every school would do this!!

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August 01, 2009
I would not recommend this school. Our family is not returning and there seems to be a high staff turnover.

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July 31, 2009
Truth be told I never would have seen these reviews unless I had been alerted to them by email from school personnel which I found odd. While at the school I have had both positive and negative experiences. The small class size is nice but it can also be a detriment if your child is active and at times questions authority. Many times while volunteering I saw children reprimanded for little things and tend to agree with the review that their discipline policies are a bit over the top for this age group.

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July 23, 2009
I am suprised to see negative reviews on Faithe Lutheran. This is a great school. You have choices of 'play' school in the Preschool or Pre-K programs. As understand, K-prep focuses more on academics to prepare children for Kindergarten. Parents can choose a program that better fits their child's development. Yes, the school is does not specialize in special needs, but the principal and teachers are willing to work with families to include children with special needs. I have a child with special needs who attended this school for the past 2 years. The teachers and principal made every effort and exceptions to include my child. When I thank them for all they have done for us, they simply said 'We're just doing our job. You don't have to thank us.' I highly recommend this school. Both my kids will be attending this school again next year.

- submitted by a parent
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July 23, 2009
in reading other reviews i am suprised at some of the negative comments, yes it is private academic school, and with all private schools they are costly and lean toward academic sudies not physical fitnes. Both my girls attended both pre-k and K-prep and loved it, they gained both respect for teachers and many friendships that are priceless. This is a wonderful school and any child would benefit from the small class sizes and loving teachers

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July 23, 2009
Both of my kids attend Faith Lutheran. My daughter has attended for the past 2 years and my son last year in the early 3 program. they both loved it and the teachers are FANTASTIC. It is a small private school and yes the PE program is small but they are working on that. I feel like it is a 'family' school where you and your children really count. They are willing to work with you, If you have concerns about the staff or your children. I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
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July 22, 2009
As a mother of 4, I am very impressed with how Faith Lutheran School (FLS) nurtures not only the children, but parents as well. I have heard many visiting parents comment about the 'loving feeling' and 'positive environment' they see at FLS. I agree! I am so happy working at FLS (since 2006), where I feel supported, encouraged and appreciated. I am proud to be part of a school that is growing and improving each year. Our Principal puts her heart into making our school a safe, loving and nurturing environment where children, families and staff thrive.

- submitted by a teacher

July 22, 2009
My daughter just went through the pre-school program last year and is starting the pre-K program this fall. She absolutely loves it! I find that all the staff and teachers are very attentive and professional. I am planning to enroll my younger daughter next year in the pre-school program.

- submitted by a parent
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July 18, 2009
I would not recommend this school. It is does not allow enough time for creative art and drama and pushes academics too soon. Also the PE program is lacking and my child learned no sport skills at all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 15, 2009
I would not recommend this school. The teachers do their best under the expectations set forth by an administration that is clearly out of touch with early childhood development and their punishments for small things are very harsh. Children are often taken out of recess for a full day.

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June 25, 2006
This was the greatest school for my son, he had his best year ever his fifth grade year. Unfortunately we did not know that our son had high functioning Aspergers. We were asked to leave in November of 2005, this was devastating to our son and returning to public school put my child at risk and without the support we needed from a staff who understood our sons learning disability we believe most thought he was ADHD. The school is great encouraging a child who really needs a boost although the way we where asked to leave was shocking and our child has not yet recovered from the blow of rejection. A very unhealthy decision for our child and not the support for understanding learning disabilities. Be aware of your childs needs prior to admittance to any private school for your childs sake.

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Faith Lutheran School
9041 166th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA  98052
(425) 885-1810
Last modified Faith Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-4
Faith Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top