Fantastic schoo! Small class sizes, lots of AP, and students actually have an opportunity to play sports that they would not have at a big school. The school has a new principal in 2012 with great leadership skills and a loving heart for all students. Any negative comments about the school in the previous reviews are no longer an issue. You need to check out the school and meet the new principal and you will see what I mean. I would not send my kid to any other school in Seattle.
Terrible school. Bad academics. I was bullied by both students and TEACHERS all 4 years when I attended there, and the principal and dean of students did nothing about it. I would not recommend this school to anyone even my worst enemy.
I am a grandparent of an upcoming Junior. I am so pleased with the knowledge, compassion, ethics and community that is taught at this school. The staff as well as teachers are a group of sincere, caring human beings. It has been a wonderful choice for a high school education. It shows through the love our grandchild has for his school and classmates. Thank you Seattle Lutheran HS.
My son, who is non-religious, attended this school for two years. Seattle Lutheran served him well and changed him in positive ways, encouraging him to engage respectfully in class discussions that focused on learning, not posturing. Small class size and teachers who treat students like people, not numbers, were critical to this change. In his two years, he was fortunate to learn from three world-class teachers (for history, calculus and English/Lit). He suffered one subpar teacher. The calculus teacher and most of the history department are exceptional.
SLHS is a great school! Teachers work well with students and parents, students are able to participate in all the no-cut sports, parents are encouraged to participate in many ways in the life of the school. Being a small school allows teachers and students to get to know eachother well and the opportunity for students' personal faith development is excellent. Our family is delighted to have found a great high school in West Seattle.
This is a wonderful small school! Your child will be well served, as the teachers are very good, and it is a safe and warm environment. Classes are small and there are honors and A/P options. Many of the teachers also lead extra curicular activities such as sailing and crafts.
Fantastic school! Small class sizes, lots of AP and a dedicated teaching staff and administration.
I thought private school+tuition=good academics and teachers. These teachers [with the exception of two] are here because they would be fired teaching anywhere else. Their religious beliefs count for more than their abilities to teach, motivate and push students towards higher education. Math, and Chemistry? You will have to hire a tutor. I am so disgusted I put my child in this school thinking it was going to be an amazing experience. Instead it is like daycare. Where is the leadership here? Even the supporting staff like counselors are lazy. We have attended 3 other private schools and none has lacked as much as this one. At orientation the wool is pulled over your eyes and by the time you figure out what is going on, it's too late. Also they have a seperate school within the school for kids with learning disabilities. As a Christian school it would be nice to see the school do more integrating with these students. Instead the students are encoureged to look outside the school for mission work and senior projects. They could encourage the students to shadow the kids with learning difficulties thus teaching the teenagers compassion, humility, and experience in voluteering.
Please name the "truly engaged teachers"...this has not been our experience at all. It takes a month to update edline for some of them. And weeks to get back graded geometry assignments. I would not call this a school that is serious about academics. Far from it.
Save your money for a good college. The principal needs to update his leadership skills, seems to thrive on bullying students AND parents. Very antagonistic and innapropriate. The teachers are LAZY. We want a refund!
Seattle Lutheran High School is one of the best kept secrets in Seattle. It is an honor to be involved with such a great school. The students, parents, and teacherrs are some of the best I've worked with.
There is an atmosphere of kindness and inclusiveness at this school that is amazing. I don't know how they do it, but somehow the teachers and administrators have created an learning environment that is supportive and loving and safe. I wish they could bottle this magic and share it with other high schools in Seattle.
I love Seattle Lutheran's small atmosphere. The teachers care about each student and the one on one attention is there for the asking.
For me this school has been wonderful for my children. My children are shy and would be lost in a big school, by choosing SLHS my children were given the opportunity to excel in sports, academics and were given a chance to grow in their faith. One of my daughters has gradutated and is attending college but still feels such a strong bond with her school, like family to her, she is currently helping out with volleyball, my son is a senior and he has always felt loved and accepted there. He never would of played sports if he had attended a large school but feels accepted enough her to feel the freedom to take the risk to fail or excel, because he has a loving caring staff that will support and encourage him. The staff is the best you will find, they are dedicated and caring, they actually care that students achieve and they set high standards because they know if given the chance students can and will strive to do their best.
Seattle Lutheran is a great school. I was a student there and enjoyed every minute of it. I graduated in 2002 and am still involved with the school. While going there I had the opportunity to play sport and be involved in various activities. Being at a small school was wonderful for me because I feel that I got the most of of school.
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