Rev Jeff Schufreider, Principal   650-991-4673  ext 160

ABOUT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Hope Lutheran Elementary School is dedicated to the philosophy of providing an excellent Christian education for children.

        Currently, Hope Lutheran Elementary School offers education for children in Kindergarten through Sixth grade.  Hope Lutheran School works cooperatively with the Administration and Faculty of West Portal Lutheran School which has operated a successful elementary and middle school since 1951.

        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 Christian citizens.

        Elementary School hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

        Hope Lutheran Church also operates a Pre-School to meet a community need for quality Christian education and childcare.

THE CURRICULUM

         The curriculum includes those subjects commonly taught in elementary schools as set forth by the State of California.  A strong emphasis is placed on basic traditional academic subjects.  Report cards are issued four times a year, and Parent Teacher Conferences are held twice a year.  The Stanford Achievement Test is given annually to all students in grades 1 and above.

         As a Christian Day School, the Christian faith and the Bible are taught in the classroom.  Students attend a weekly Chapel Service on Wednesday mornings. 

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

         A number of after-school enrichment activities provide the opportunity for students to develop additional skills and pursue interests.  Examples include computer club, soccer basics, piano, and foreign language.  The school office can provide information on currently available activities.

         Enrichment activities that are part of the regular curriculum include numerous field trips.

         In addition, the school operates a summer school.

FACULTY AND STAFF

         Our faculty members are highly qualified.  They are credentialed teachers in California and certified by our Lutheran Educational System of higher learning.  Each teacher is a dedicated servant in Christ who loves the Lord and His children.

SAT SCORES

         Each year our students from grade 1 and above participate in the Stanford Achievement Test in order to assess the academic progress of each student.  With the results of the test we are able to enhance the strengths and address the weaknesses of each student.  Our students have scored above grade level on the national average for the past three years.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT  

         All parents are members of the Parent-Teacher League which assists with field trips, class parties, seminars, fundraising and evening programs.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

         Hope Lutheran Elementary School offers early morning supervision, beginning at 7:00 a.m., and after school supervision until 6:00 p.m.  Full-time morning care is $2.50 a day and full-time after school care is $5.50 a day for the 2003-04 school year.

UNIFORMS AND MEALS

         Students are expected to wear a uniform.  Parents will be provided price and purchase information.

     Hot breakfast and lunches are available every day in the school cafeteria.  Children may also bring their own lunches. 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

         Parents/Guardians who contact the school for information will be invited to attend a one-to-one conference and/or an Open House at which time a tour of the school will be conducted.  The Elementary School Coordinator will be available to answer questions and assist with the application process.  Notification regarding enrollment will be mailed within two weeks after application has been received.

         All Kindergarten children must be 5 years of age by December 2nd of the year of admittance.

         Admissions are determined by the number of openings available in each grade.  Evaluation of current Progress Reports (Report Cards) and Conduct Evaluation determine admissions priorities.

        Hope Lutheran Elementary School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other school programs.


Printed Material

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