From the Desk of Anna Hu, Principal
West Portal Lutheran School provides quality, full-time Christian education and is a ministry of West Portal Lutheran Church. The school exists to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and TEACHING them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28: 19-20
West Portal Lutheran School ministers to the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, physical and aesthetic needs of our students who are in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. While keeping high academic standards, we seek to enable our students to excel to the best of their abilities in a caring Christian context. Our school seeks close cooperation of home, school and church with the goal of guiding young people to fulfill their purpose in life as educated, dedicated and contributing Christian citizens.
West Portal Lutheran School has been in existence since 1951. It has two campus locations with over 500 students and 26 teachers. It is dually accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (NLSA). The curriculum includes those subjects commonly taught in elementary and middle schools as set forth by the State of California. While the current economy is impacting many educational programs, we continue to offer computer, vocal and instrumental music, art and physical education. A strong emphasis is placed on the traditional, academic subjects as well as on the Christian religion. We are a part of the Lutheran school system (LCMS) with 2,500 schools teaching over 270,000 students.
Lutheran schools are viable, exciting alternatives to the daily, secular influences on the development of children’s values today. Lutheran schools are not separatistic, nor do they provide an escape from society, but rather they exist to serve as “salt and light to the world”. They provide opportunities all day long for students to come to know Jesus who is “the way, the truth and the life” in a closer and more personal way.