School Details

Christ Lutheran School

760 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 548-6866

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 150 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Christ Lutheran School is a private middle school in Costa Mesa. The principal of Christ Lutheran School is Caleb McFerran and can be contacted at 150 children attend Christ Lutheran School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Christ Lutheran School is 15:1. Waldorf School Of Orange County is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% %
Hispanic 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We have two children currently attending. It's a fantastic school with a strong sense of community that educates the whole child spiritually academically and athletically. It provides a very loving and safe community with small intimate class sizes and excellent dedicated teachers. It's tuition is also a bargain.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is very individualized for the student. The small class size allows for lots of attention to each child. There are wonderful programs in music sports engineering dance etc. The after school program is wonderful too!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter completed her first year of preschool as a Blue Star (3 yr olds) and I can't say enough great things about this school. The Staff knows and loves the students. My daughter received rich academic instruction love and care a strong spiritual focus and incredibly fun experiences. Every day was an adventure and she loved it. I'm so grateful I chose Christ Lutheran!

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from CLCM in 1984 having attended since third grade. It was the best place to grow up. My seventh grade teacher still teaches there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Love this school! Caring staff safe and loving environment. Strong faith based academics art music sports program yearly musicals after care program summer program great middle school trips family events and so much more. Christ Lutheran is more than a school it's a family! The small class sizes allow your child to get more one on one attention. My children have blossomed at this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and administration of this school listen and try to meet the needs of students and parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our family has attended this school for over 5 years now. We've been very pleased with the curriculum and hands on learning. Class sizes are small so kids are able to have access to great science activities. We also love that there is not a lot of fundraising. Art Masters Science labs regular art classes music library etc is all included. Our kids get so much more than there public school friends. Nothing is ever cut. Lots of parent participation. Teachers and principal Nordmeyer easy to reach via email daily if I have a concern or question. Thankful for all this school has to offer our kids! They are surely getting a 1st rate education in a small classroom setting!

  • (5 years ago)

    So proud to be a part of this amazing school. The class sizes are small so each child receives lots of attention. The teaching staff is what keeps us coming back year after year. Love all the creativity that takes place here!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had children go from Kindergarten thru 8th grade and what an incredible well rounded education. The teacher's truly care about the kids success and the environment is kind and loving. Both kids are very successful in high school and I feel it is due to the foundation Christ Lutheran helped form academically and in their confidence. I would recommend!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had two children go through this school and we as a family have been truly blessed. The staff is loving and caring as well as having a strong desire to see your child succeed. The environment is welcoming and family friendly. I always felt my children were safe and in good hands. I could not even imagine my kids ever going anywhere else. We feel a big part to the success they have had in high school is due to the well rounded education and Christian environment at Christ Lutheran School. You can't go wrong!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Beware of this school alot of turn over and they only care about your money.

  • (5 years ago)

    We were at another area school before moving. Have graduated 3 children from Christ Lutheran. Excellent well-rounded school with caring professional staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended Christ Lutheran since preschool. Now I have a 16 y/o daughter at Newport Harbor High School and one son still in 7th grade . We have felt very blessed to have the opportunity for our children to attend Christ Lutheran School. The loving supportive and challenging atmosphere they have experienced helped them to excell in academics and athletics. Our daughter in high school involved in Honors classes and will move into AP classes next year. Also she is involved in Varsity athletics at the high school. The Christ Lutheran plays choir and weekly Chapel time has allowed both of our children to become very comfortable in public speaking. I highly recommend the school .

  • (5 years ago)

    I sent my oldest child (H.S. Class of 2001) through public school. I now have a child in middle school at Christ Lutheran. While both of my children had a great education my youngest has the added benefit of a Christian education in a nurturing environment. The school is WASC accredited and uses textbooks approved by the State of California just like the public schools. Because of this I know that my child will be prepared for high school and college. The best part of the school is the sense of community. We are members of the church and regularly see the teachers at Sunday services. They are part of our community and we have relationships with them out of school as well as within. In a day and age when teachers try to get as far away from their students as possible outside of school this is refreshing.

  • (6 years ago)

    You cannot go wrong here. The current administration is the best. The staff's number one concern is your child's relationship with the Lord Jesus. Of course your child's academic concerns is always of utmost importance as well. The children are happy. What could be better?

  • (7 years ago)

    I have children attending both their preschool and the elementary school. I've had nothing but an amazing experience here. The staff is truly first rate. This is a school where you will know the parents and staff by name and make great friends for life. My children are so loved by their teachers we feel like part of a family here. My children have grown so much since starting here. They are more compassionate thoughtful and caring. After looking at several neighboring schools we chose this school b/c of the credentials of the staff the class size the curriculum (not the homeschool Abeka one used by most) and parent recommendations. One trip here to meet the staff and students and you will be impressed. The preschool is phenominal and unlike any we've been apart of! We've enjoyed all aspects of this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attended Christ Lutheran for 11 years and enjoyed her experience while she grew in her faith. Christ Lutheran helps to develop long lasting relationships both between teachers and students and students with other students. My child who is now attending college at a UC still keeps in touch with many of her former friends and teachers from Christ Lutheran. The community that Christ Lutheran has developed allows the children who attend the school to feel safe and loved while they learn scholastically develop in their faith and learn how to build lasting relationships with others.

  • (8 years ago)

    When you walk onto the campus of Christ Lutheran you really notice how friendly and supportive the administration teaching staff and other parents are. Most children thrive in this exceptionally loving and supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on Christianity education and respect for oneself and others. Sept 2006 the schoolyear started with a new senior pastor and principal. They are very energetic and have many years of experience. It is not difficult to make an appointment to see any of the administrators or teachers if you have a concern. My child never has a bad day at Christ Lutheran. (CLS also has a terrific preschool after school care program and summer program.)

  • (8 years ago)

    We chose this school because of its religious affiliation small class size and uniform policy. The academics are not what we had hoped for and are almost identical (minus religion) to those in a public school setting. It is because of that reason we will likely look elsewhere for the years to come. The staff for the most part is friendly and competent but not adequately trained to handle gifted and/or any needs beyond the 'normal' range. Overall I would say it is an average school with a big heart.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great parent involvement. Not academically above public schools. My child only attended K so not a lot of imput.

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