Hephatha Lutheran School

5900 East Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 637-0887

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 305 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Hephatha Lutheran School is a private middle school in Anaheim. The principal of Hephatha Lutheran School is Mrs. KJ Voelker, Principal, whose e-mail is kjvoelker@hephatha.net. 305 children attend Hephatha Lutheran School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Hephatha Lutheran School is 18:1. El Rancho Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 68% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian 15% %
Hispanic 13% %
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My child loves going to school every day! With caring and knowledgeable teachers staff that is both effective and approachable and top notch education we are extremely happy! In addition to offering education spiritual growth and extra curricular activities Hephatha is a community of parents teachers and staff that care about each other and work hard for our children to thrive!

  • (9 months ago)

    It is a wonderful caring community with excellent teachers who care for each individual child. Hephatha has exciting programs and great academics.Your child is a special gift from God and the teachers and staff nurture each child as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • (9 months ago)

    Hephatha is a great school with exceptional academics a surplus of extra-curricular activities (Spanish Music Sports and more) and most importantly loving and caring teachers in a positive family environment. Graduates have gone on to be successful at the high school and college level in all areas of athletics the arts and academics. The graduates from Hephatha are praised at the high school level for their study skills independence and work ethic. I work at the local High School so I know this to be fact. The after school care and summer day camp are also exceptional programs!

  • (9 months ago)

    Too many helicopter parents have taken over this school. The Principal and Staff have good intentions however they seem to be influenced by overly involved parents that are only looking out for their own kid. We transferred our kids to a neighboring Lutheran school and they have excelled in academics athletics and most importantly social skills. If you are a doting parent that wants to influence every aspect of your child's education then this is the school for you. If you are a parent that wants to encourage your child to be more independent and get prepare them for the social complexities of high school then you might want to look elsewhere.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has so much extracurricular activities for the students. They have Spanish music art classes sports choir band.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a huge heart for its students and the Principal is on the cutting-edge of what is new in strong academic programs. Hephatha truly offers "the whole package" that a parent is looking for in a private school education. Teachers who retire after 20+ years of service are certainly not considered "dwindling staff"; Hephatha's Principal Teachers Administrative Staff students and Pastors are top-notch!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with the preschool program at Hephatha. Our five year old son has been learning new things working on homework and reading words! In just two months we have seen him grow in both independence and academics. Mrs. Thompson is a dedicated and patient educator. She will forever be in our hearts.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best decision my parents ever made was leaving this school. Yes they have good intentions and if your child needs more attention than others this is the school for them. I transferred to a big 3 (Salem St. Johns St. Pauls) school before I started middle school and it made all the difference in the world. Now in high school I realize Hephatha can't give you the life skills that a bigger school can. High school isn't a tiny little pond. I felt overly prepared for high school after my years at a big 3 school which Hephatha never could have done for me. I transformed from a quiet 'nerd' to an academically musically and spiritually gifted social butterfly after leaving Hephatha. I met more kids than ever and went to high school feeling prepared and knowing tons of people! Bigger schools prepare you for life in ways Hephatha can't.

  • (6 years ago)

    I too must disagree with the 'unsatisfactory' comment. Our eldest graduated from Hephatha the year before that review was made. He was on an accelerated pace in the public schools and maintained that pace when we transferred to Hephatha. After taking placement exams during the application process for a private high school in the area he was one of 5 kids with the highest placement scores. This was not the first nor last time a child from Hephatha achieved this honor. Conversely we also have a child with learning disabilities. Hephatha was extremely instrumental in walking us through the process of testing and implementing an IEP. Their resource program is incredible. Unlike the atmosphere that the public schools seem to provide their program is consistent in providing a positive effective and supportive environment - specific to each child's needs. Our's now feels academically successful and has made the honor roll!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have attended Hephatha since Preschool and the love and learning starts there and continues to the day school. Both of my children have grown academically which is evident in their very high Iowa Test Scores but have also grown spiritualy and socially in a loving environment where character counts. The school is led by a woman who truy cares about the progress of each and every student. I know this because as a parent I have the good fortune to be able to volunteer many hours at the school and I have witnessed the care and concern of this amazing staff first hand. I feel very blessed to be a part of a school that feels like a family.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended Hephatha from preschool to 7th and 8th grade. The school has been a great place to learn compete make lifelong frienships celebrate the arts see the amazing strength that a Christian based education provides. I believe there is no more dedicated staff in the state. They teach as well as love all their students. The proof of this is how the alumni return year after year. They believe that Hephatha is their family and I believe the same. I have and will continue to recommend this school to all who desire a strong positive teaching school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hephatha is a wonderful school. These are some of the most amazingly dedicated teachers I have seen and I am comparing to excellent public and private elementary schools in the area. The students are respectful toward each other parents teachers and other adults. I have found the academic program to be very satisfactory especially compared with public schools in the area. In addition to classroom cirriculum Hephatha offers Spanish Music and Computer classes. After school sports include basketball flag football and volleyball. It's the best of both worlds - great academics and programs in a smaller setting that is more attentive to your child.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. Great teachers (middle school) and wonderful principal!

  • (7 years ago)

    Unsatisfactory to say the least. If your child is average/above average in intelligence they will be dragged behind by the lower leveled students. If your child needs serious help with academics this school is good but if not do not attend here. The principal is focused on arts and not athletics at all. PE program has gone downhill fast in the past few years. Academics program is dissapointing. Small dwindling staff and lack of resources are causing this school to not improve.

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