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As a new family to WPLS, we are happy to find a solid learning environment that motivates our daughter, yet allows her the joys of being a child. We are  grateful to be here and can relax knowing she is in good hands.

Jane Y., Parent

General Information

  • Founded in: 1951

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (NLSA)

  • Affiliation: Christian (The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

  • Principal: Sherise Lee

  • School Mascot: Wildcats

Grades Served

Elementary School: Grades K-5

Middle School: Grades 6-8


Students: 329

School Hours

Drop off starting at 8:00am

Kindergarten: 8:25am - 2:45pm

Grades 1-3: 8:25am - 3:00pm

Grades 4-5: 8:25am - 3:15pm

Middle School: 8:25am - 3:15pm

Morning Extended Care (Sloat Campus only): 7:30am-8:00am

Afternoon Extended Care: 3:15pm - 6:00pm


Number of faculty: 22 full time, 2 part time

Student to teacher ratio 

  • Average of students to homeroom teachers 24:1

  • Average of student to full time teachers 14:1

  • Average of students to all teachers 13:1

Average teaching experience: 22 years


  • 1951 - Founded as a ministry of West Portal Lutheran Church at Sloat Campus

  • 1957 - Haake Hall dedicated at Sloat Campus

  • 1974 - Expanded to Sunset Campus 

  • 1982 - Janssen Hall built at Sloat Campus

  • 2003 - Sunset Campus replaces old structures with modern new facility

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