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Parkland Lutheran Church & School

Private | PK-8 | 87 students

"Our school is best known for our Christian values and high academics."


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $930.

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Posted March 21, 2014

This school is the only place I would send my kids to for an education. This opinion is based on my experience working both in the public school system, and working at this school. Do yourself and your children a favor by visiting the schools, observing the classrooms. Witness first hand, the teachers at PLS, and their unwavering dedication to providing the best possible education for your children. If you are struggling to make a decision based on finances, you can apply for financial aid. They are very discreet and never make you feel like you are less of a person for applying for help. They would rather have you apply for financial aid, then to turn you away due to tuition cost. Please go visit and say hello to Mrs. Owens, the friendly school secretary.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2014

This is my sons 7th year at PLS. I have been so pleased with ALL (every single one) of the wonderful teachers there. They truely have a heart for God and a love for the children. Small classes and parent involvement make it even better. Even though we moved a good 30 minutes from the school 2 years ago, we still attend. Their new principal, and teacher of many years, is young, driven, and goal oriented. There isn't a better candidate for the job. Very excited to watch this school grow in potential over the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 14, 2013

This is my child's first year in school and we chose parkland for the religious education. He is thriving and loves school with mrs. Rogich. I cannot reccomend a better school.
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Posted July 12, 2009

Great school and great teachers who really care about the kids.
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Posted May 21, 2008

I love this school! I'm impressed with the high academic expectations. The teachers really care about the students and take the time to make sure the children achieve their best potential. They provide an excellent Christian education and create a loving atomosphere. The principal, teachers and staff made me feel welcome like I was part of the school family. The school offers a variety of extra activities such as basketball, soccer, piano lessons, swimming, music, and art.
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Posted March 14, 2006

This smaller school has gone through some 'growing pains'. The 05/06 school year saw the hiring of a full time principal. I feel this will have a positive effect on the direction of academics and organization. The staff are very caring Lutherans and the faith education is strong. Small school allows for many one on one relationships.
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Posted September 21, 2003

I am very pleased with the school education. The school provides excellent Christain value education and all other extra school activities. School environment is safe and good for learning.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Hispanic 2% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 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
  • Mr. Sorn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Admission Hotline: (253) 677-4979
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Lutheran (ELS)
  • ELEA


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Multi-aged
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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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 fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Parkland Lutheran School is a member school of The Evergreen Lutheran School System ( Providing a Christian Education since 1894!
School leaders can update this information here.



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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Lakewood Lutheran School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Washington High School
Franklin Pierce High School
College preparation / awareness offered
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120 123rd Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444
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Phone: (253) 537-1901


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