TK – 8th GRADE

  • Ms. Denise Kelly
    Ms. Denise Kelly 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Marlys Kuruma
    Mrs. Marlys Kuruma Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Shinyi Ibrahim
    Mrs. Shinyi Ibrahim 1st Grade
  • Mrs. Tish Boas
    Mrs. Tish Boas 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Joan Annas
    Mrs. Joan Annas 3rd Grade & Summer School Principal
  • Mrs. Diana Zavala
    Mrs. Diana Zavala 4th Grade & 6th Spanish


  • Mrs. Fanny Escamilla-Ngayan
    Mrs. Fanny Escamilla-Ngayan 5th Grade & 7th, 8th Spanish


  • Mrs. Emilia Park
    Mrs. Emilia Park 6th Grade Home Room


  • Mrs. Melissa Mutka
    Mrs. Melissa Mutka 7th Grade Home Room
  • Mrs. Shari Smith
    Mrs. Shari Smith 8th Grade Home Room


  • Mr. Tony Estrada
    Mr. Tony Estrada Athletic Director
  • Mrs. Pamela Bland
    Mrs. Pamela Bland Computer
  • Mrs. Kelly Kawashima
    Mrs. Kelly Kawashima Library


  • A literature-based reading program in conjunction with the basal reader. A strong emphasis is placed on phonics in the primary grades.
  • Language arts, including spelling, grammar, and writing skills. 3. Math, including basic skills, consumer math and the use of manipulatives.
  • Science, including physical, biological, and earth science.
  • Social studies, including study of one’s community and the world in which we live.
  • Spanish instruction is provided for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
  • Arts, including music and arts and crafts.
  • PE, including physical fitness instruction and game skills.
  • Christian Religion as confessed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is taught as a mandatory subject. As the children progress through the grades, they are exposed to curriculum that is carefully graded to their level of understanding. The child- centered activity program is designed to teach a way of life, one patterned after the Master.
  • Curriculum planning is accomplished by the administration and teaching staff. Books and materials are selected to meet and exceed California standards. Every effort is made to constantly upgrade our educational program.


  • Credentialed teachers in all classes (more than half have Masters Degree)
  • Qualified aides in all classes
  • Strong academic program with emphasis on math, reading and study skills
  • Full day academic Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Strong religious/spiritual program
  • State-of-the-Art Science Lab and Classroom
  • Science program with emphasis on experiments
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Lab and Education
  • Instrumental music program
  • Field trips and Outdoor Education (4th – 8th grade)

– 4th – California Time Capsule (Lazy W Ranch & San Juan Capistrano)
– 5th – Astrocamp (Idllywild)
– 6th – Catalina Island Marine Institute (Catalina Island)
– 7th – Yosemite National Park
– 8th – Washington D.C. and East Coast

  • Spanish (Middle School)
  • iPads in 1st – 8th grades
  • Strong Character Education Program (Character Counts!)
  • Accelerated Reading Program (AR)
  • PE (all grades) and after-school sports (5th – 8th grade)
  • Online grading program
  • Warm, caring environment
  • Assertive discipline: clear rules, positive reinforcement
  • Emphasis on self-respect and self-esteem
  • Hot lunch program
  • Exciting Summer School program (going into 1st – 8th grade)
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School


Christ Lutheran School has a non-discrimination policy in regard to all races, colors, nationalities, ethnicities, gender or age. We admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to all students of our school. Christ Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race in admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school administered programs. Christ Lutheran School has a non-discriminatory policy in its employment of faculty and staff.