Principal's Message
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Christ Lutheran School. Christ Lutheran is a preschool through 8th grade private Christian school located on a beautiful pastoral campus next to Cortez Park in West Covina, CA. We focus on student attainment of the adopted state standards, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and love and service in the name of Christ. Our mission is to provide an environment where a high expectation for student achievement is facilitated by ensuring that a standards-based curriculum promotes the success of all learners.

Christ Lutheran School has existed as an educational mission of Christ Lutheran Church for over 59 years. A highly qualified teaching staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality Christian education and encourages each student to grow to his or her fullest potential.

We support and encourage a strong partnership between parents and educators. Parents and staff collaborate on various committees to address educational goals. Through this strong partnership, Christ Lutheran School supports the role of the family in the educational process. Our students consistently score, on average, more than two years above grade level on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT 10).

Spiritually, students are encouraged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ by participating in numerous service projects. All classes attend a weekly Chapel service and receive daily religious instruction. Character education also plays a vital role in the development of our students.  

I invite you to visit our campus and schedule a school tour with our admissions department. You will find a warm campus that is both attractive and welcoming. 

Sincerely,

Chris Andrade
Principal

About Mr. A

Mr. Andrade has been part of the CLS family since he started here in April of 1983 as a daycare leader. Within 2 years he was the Daycare Director. During this time Mr. A was enrolled at Cal Poly, Pomona earning his BA degree and credential. In 1986 he was hired as the 7th grade homeroom teacher, teaching language arts, social studies and boys P.E. He was also put in charge of summer school. In 1996 he taught 5th grade, and in 1998 moved back up to the Middle School as the science teacher, where he worked designing and opening our state-of-the-art science lab.

In the year 2000 Mr. Andrade earned his Masters Degree and Administrative Credential and was promoted to Assistant Principal with the added duties of taking care of facilities and supervising the Director of Early Childhood Education and classified employees.

In December, 2010 Mr. A accepted the position of principal after the previous principal retired after 35 years of service.

CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL
311 South Citrus St, West Covina, CA
New for May 2016...

Mr. Andrade is the 2016 recipient of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA) Principal of the Year Award. In an email to his staff, Mr. Andrade stated "I am truly humbled by this award and know all too well that it was not possible without all of you. In many ways our team has had many successes on the local and national level that could not have been achieved without the love for one another and the “team” mentality. It has been through our shared decision making that we have been able to collectively give our children such a high quality Christian Education. I thank you all for that."