About Us

  • School, Community, and Mission

    Lutheran High School of San Diego, founded in 1975, is a private, college-preparatory, coeducational institution and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA). The school has under 150 students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

    Lutheran High School is located in the Rancho Del Rey area of Chula Vista, four miles south of the city of San Diego, a beautiful beach city with a population in excess of 3 million. The school is internationally recognized and serves a variety of students. The student body class populations are 16 Seniors, 19 Juniors, 33 Sophomores, and 22 Freshmen. The ethnic distribution of the student body is 63% Anglo, 9% African-American, 19% Hispanic, 6% Asian and 3% other. The students are 41% Lutheran, 46% members of other Christian churches and 13% non-churched. This year 59% of all new students attended another Lutheran school the previous year.

    Lutheran High School is a community of faith where both students and teachers endeavor to live and extend the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Religion class is required for 4 years and a chapel service is held once a week. Mission offerings from chapel services each quarter are given to community programs. Christian principles are part of every classroom and central to the school’s academic quest for excellence. Community service hours of 20 hours per year are required for all students. Worship Team is popular with students wishing to lead and serve.

    In the tradition of Lutheran schools in America dating back to the mid-eighteenth century, Lutheran High School of San Diego serves commuter students from Lutheran congregations and the community of the greater San Diego area. Built on a foundation of faith in Christ, the school provides students in grades nine through twelve with a rigorous, college preparatory academic schedule and exciting co-curricular opportunities in sports, music, and art—all centered in the development of Christian values and relationships.

    Accreditation

    Lutheran High is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Additionally, the academic, college preparatory courses offered are approved by the University of California. The school is a member of the Lutheran Educators Conference of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The school also belongs to the Western Alliance of Lutheran Secondary Schools, the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools (ALSS), California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and California Scholarship Federation (CSF).

    Spiritual Emphasis

    LHS is a community of faith where both students and teachers endeavor to live and extend the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Religion class is required for 4 years and a chapel service is held once a week. Mission offerings from chapel services each quarter are given to community programs. Christian principles and motives are part of every classroom and central to the school’s academic quest for excellence. A community service volunteer class, “Faith in Action,” is required for all graduates. Praise Team is popular with students wishing to lead and serve.

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