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Hope Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 213 students

Hope Lutheran is large enough to be a community, small enough to be a family.
 
 

 

Living in Seattle

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $380,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,130.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted today

My son began attending Hope two years ago in 6th grade. He has a vision disability, and despite the best efforts of his prior public school, my son could never keep up with his peers in any way, educational, emotional, or social. The decision to send him to Hope has been life-changing. The staff and students of Hope are the most wonderful and caring people we have ever met, and the education and extra-curricular activities are top-notch. My son is never without help if he needs it. He has made educational leaps, amazing friends, and is able to participate in clubs and athletics. Thanks to Hope, my child is having a peaceful and happy school experience. We are so thankful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Hope Lutheran Seattle is one of those rare gems that provide not only a great education, but a great place to grow socially and spiritually. The teachers at Hope truly love their jobs and love their students! And this starts at the top with a warm-hearted, visionary principal who leads by example. Upon arriving in the morning, she is always outside greeting everyone and we all feel like we are coming home for the day. The class sizes are small; individual attention is therefore a given and parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated. Love for God permeates the school and our children are taught the values of living a Christian life, loving and serving Jesus - what a blessing! I thank the good Lord everyday for Hope - for the school, church and ministries - we feel totally blessed to be a part of the Hope family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

Hope Lutheran is a family! We were initially drawn here for the academics - despite their small class size they seem to cater to every child's needs. But we quickly learned that they genuinely care for each other! From the principal to every teacher to every staff member, their positive attitude is infectious for both children and parents. Our commute is 45 minutes, passing many schools along the way, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Everyone is so kind & helpful! They really care on how your child is developing in every aspect. It's a small school with a big heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

We transferred to hope from Lafayette and could not be more happy. I've seen our kids excel in such a short period of time. I would compare the education to the spectrum program at Lafayette but in a small school environment. Everyone is so encouraging and the parent involvement is amazing . I'v seen no bulling and even shy kids (one of ours) is able to speak in front of large groups now. The lower grades are becoming impacted but I would encourage parents to check out the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

If you're looking for high quality academic education, student first approach and family centered care for each student... THEN...Hope Lutheran School is your home away from home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Attended this school in the 70's and 80's and it was not diverse as par the course now. Racial discrimination was rampant, but the education was superb. Being called the N word and other disparaging names was weekly. Don't expect staff to assist in those maners. Academics A+, racial equality F.


Posted November 1, 2013

Hope is a fantastic school. Both our boys attend and we couldn't be happier with the choice we made. The class sizes are small and each child receives a great amount of attention for the teachers. They do a great job adjusting their approach for different learning styles so each child can be successful. It is truly a great program to enroll your child in. We are not very religious, but our family has been embraced by the Hope community and families regardless of beliefs. This place is top notch and we've met some amazing people here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Hope Lutheran is awesome school. I am very happy my child goes there. She is in the preschool class and is so happy to go to school. I love the feeling of being part of a family. All the staff is friendly and very caring. I love the fact they take the time to get to know you and your child. I also love the smaller class size and that lily gets one on one time with her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Hope Lutheran is an amazing place. Its not just a school, its a community of caring people who have a great love of learning. All of the staff are focused on helping each child obtaining and surpassing their potential. Parents are extremely involved and strive to make Hope a better place for all. The small class size allows teachers time to focus on individual students and allows for each student to grow. Older students are encouraged to work with younger children, providing older students with leadership experience and younger students with a connection to the big kids. I am always amazed that both of my boys seem to know everyone in the school, I didn't even know everyone in my grade at my elementary school, and certainly not in Junior High. We started with pre-school and were so happy with the program that we stayed with the school. We are happy with our decision and would make the same decision if we had to do it all over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

My 5th grade son just transferred to Hope Lutheran after being in a local public school. We had decided to make a change since he was experiencing bullying issues and academically just seemed to be struggling. Both the faculty and the students embraced him. The communication from his teacher has been amazing and although I am no expert, the academic program seems to be hands above what he has been receiving in the public school system. I look forward to being a part of this school community for the next several years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I have 3 children at this great school! It is not just a school, but an amazing, nurturing community. People genuinely care about each other. My kids get a ton of individual attention from their innovative teachers. They come home happy, with an excitement about learning! They are thriving academically. They are well rounded children, learning, Spanish, Music, Art, and the joy of sports and physical activity. Most importantly, they learn empathy, and the great rewards that can come from serving others. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Many schools have a group of good teachers, but to me, at Hope School every one of the educators seem like "born teachers". Maybe a little is natural talent, but besides great training, I think the leadership and environment at Hope empowers and inspires the teachers to be great. I see teachers energizing and conferring with each other. We are so grateful that our son has the benefit of their expertise, caring, diligence, patience, acceptance, encouragement, and more. I see consistent dedication to each child's best interest solely because the child is a child. It's a job that they do with an obvious passion, and total professionalism. Each year at Hope has been this way, and it's a true fortune we don't take for granted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

We are thrilled with this school; they are calm, balanced adults that are great for kids. We were a bit wary at first because we are not very religious but were so impressed with the visits that we had that we ended up choosing this school for our two boys. All of our fears are completely gone, our boys have never acted happier since we started with the school. My three year old actually pitches a fit everyday when I pick him up because he doesn't want to leave! He even asks to go to school on weekends. My husband and I smile ear to ear when we talk about Hope Lutheran. We are huge fans.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

We moved our daughter from the Seattle Public School District about six months ago in an attempt to bring her to grade level. We have noticed a huge difference in such a short period of time. Ou daughter's confidence has gone up and she is more interested in improving as a student. I feel like the smaller class size, the teacher's attentiveness, and the overall culture of the school has helped build my daughter's self esteem within the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Hope Lutheran School is perfect for our kids. Each of them is known by the teachers (all teachers!). The staff is always helpful, friendly and encouraging to students and families, and I know that if I have a concern it will be heard, discussed, and a solution will be decided upon by all of us. They are up to date on curriculum and technology while still supporting the (music, drama, art) and physical activity through PE and sports. I love that the principal is outside every morning and afternoon with staff greeting or saying goodbye to the students. With the small class sized, no child can hide or get overlooked; every student is special and set up for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Hope has been an awesome place for our kids to learn and grow. They have every opportunity to be involved and are supported by teachers, staff, parents, and their peers to do their best in all they do. The community of Hope makes you feel confident that the kids are in the best place as they are continually looking to improve in all areas of the school experience; from sports to academics to facilities. We are so happy to have our kids at hope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

We are truly blessed to have found Hope Lutheran! The staff really cares for the kids, makes sure they are challenged to their potential and expand their horizons continuously. This school has the most amazing teachers, and their Technology and PE programs are the best we have ever seen! The teachers and the principal really know how to hear the kids and the families, how to work together with them. Our very advanced children were placed according to their development, and they are ecstatic to be challenged and learning new concepts and skills every day! I have never seen a more impressive bunch of very giving individuals - even the after-school activities are mostly complimentary! We also do not feel constantly "milked" for contributions and donations - a HU-U-U-UGE difference from our previous school. All this creates a very healthy, mutually-giving relationships between families and the school. Hope Lutheran rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

I work at Hope Lutheran. We have so many wonderful, supportive parents. We have a great parent-teacher group this year. The PTH board is full of fun, creative, energetic people who have many ideas of how to make our school even greater....I really appreciate all of them. They are so helpful and supportive!! Hope Lutheran rocks!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2011

Hope creates an environment that is safe and supportive. Teachers and administration are focused on building relationships and partnering with families. Children are engaged in learning and there are many activities afterschool ranging from sports, drama, chess club, and much more!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 6%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • LEST 1st Place - Poetry Writing (2013)
  • LEST 1st Place - Expository Writing (2013)
  • LEST 3rd Place- Spelling (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • LEST Service Award - 1st Place (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kristen Okabayashi
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Associations
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (206) 937-9332

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Discovery Program
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Glee Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lego Club
  • Math club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Hope Lutheran School is committed to providing quality academic instruction; equipping students for life-long learning; recognizing each child's unique abilities; and nurturing each child in body, mind, and spirit in a community that shares and lives the Christian faith. At Hope we strive to give every student the best start possible in the race that God has marked out for them. That means cultivating deep Roots of Success or core values : Relationship, Respect, Responsibility, and Rigor.
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
40
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
43
Students typically come from these schools
Variety of Public and Private Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Seattle Lutheran High School
Kennedy High School
Chief Sealth High School
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4446 42nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
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Phone: (206) 935-8500

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