Welcome to Hope Lutheran School, one of the largest private Lutheran schools in the Pacific Northwest. Established in 1959, Hope Lutheran School opened its doors to 88 students in grades kindergarten through grade 5. Today, Hope enrolls over 230 students, preparing them for lifelong learning from preschool through eighth grade. Taking a tour of our campus is a great way to see our teaching up close, learn about our programs and meet our teachers. Students are encouraged to come for a half day visit to experience first hand what it means to be a part of the Hope family. Schedule your tour today!
We enjoy showing families our school and provide weekly tours on Thursdays at 9:30 am. Visit our web site or email the Admissions Director to schedule a tour.
At Hope Lutheran School, we believe that there are many different layers of educating a child. For students to engage fully in learning, they first need to feel safe, secure, and cared for. One of our core values is relationships, and we value building strong connections between teachers and students and students and their peers, to help them establish trust with staff and with each other.
We believe that God created us in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, giving us unique talents, gifts, and abilities. We work hard to challenge each student wherever they currently are in their academic learning, with opportunities for advanced work or resource support if needed. We have established a seven year curriculum review to make sure students have the most current resources and material to help them reach their highest potential. After lengthy research, in fall 2012 our school adopted “Math in Focus” curriculum, based on Singapore math, which challenges all students in their math abilities. In fall 2013, we updated our science curriculum to include more hands-on inquiry-based learning with the implementation of Full Option Science System kits (FOSS) for all students in kindergarten through grade 8. And in Fall 2018, we adopted a new literacy curriculum called "Journeys,"a comprehensive K-6 English language arts program. providing an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.
Core subjects at Hope Lutheran School include math, literacy, history, religion, and science, with specialists teaching technology, physical education, art and music to all grades. Our small class sizes (an average student to teacher ratio of 18:1) ensure each child’s unique needs are met in a caring yet rigorous environment.
As part of our commitment to staying current with technology, Hope Lutheran School offers Smart Boards in every classroom compatible with our curriculum and the web, and an extensive computer lab with over 28 terminals and 5 laptops in each middle school classroom. We have also instituted a 1:1 ipad program for our middle school students to assist them in their day-to-day learning and added 4 iPads to every elementary classroom. Three 3-D printers are available to students for printing SketchUp and CAD designs.
Hope strives to meet each child where they are at in their journey. We recognize that not all students learn at the same rate or levels as their peers which is why we are one of the only private schools in our area to provide the Discovery Program for those children that qualify for special learning needs and private tutoring. We also provide a Resource assistant who is able to give special one-on-one time several times a week for students that need a bit more assistance with math, reading or writing.
We support our working parents by providing extended care for students in Preschool 3- 5th grade from 7a.m. - 6p.m. Our after school clubs include Math Club, Knowledge Bowl, Chess Club, Lego Club (k-3rd grade), Glee Club and Lego Robotics. Hope Lutheran offers an outdoor educational trip for 6th grade as well as a bi-yearly trip to Washington D.C. for 7th/8th graders.
Being physically active is very important to Hope school. We offer quality physical education (PE) to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kindergarten through fourth grade has two 45-minute classes per week, while the fifth through eighth grade has three 45-minute classes. We also offer sports all year round including Cross Country, Flag Football, co-ed Soccer, girls Volleyball, boys and girls Basketball, Cheer and Track.
Hope Lutheran School’s music program brings the experience and excitement of music to our students from preschool through grade 8. Our program is designed to help children develop a lifelong love of music. Each child is encouraged and given numerous opportunities to sing and learn musical instruments in order to make music with others.
Drama is an integral part of education; it aids children in language and communication, problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork. Drama also enhances empathy and social awareness, as well as self-concept. At Hope Lutheran School, we offer drama as an elective for middle school students as well as a comprehensive after school drama program that fosters all these elements, and we have tremendous fun while doing so!
Glee Club practices every Wednesday morning and performs for the school, church and at LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament). We are pleased to be able to offer our students and parents award winning drama programs, holiday concerts, a handbell middle school elective, Chapel Band, yearbook, Robotics and STEM electives and advanced technology electives.
We take joy in the many talents of our students which they display at our yearly talent show. Other yearly events include our academic fair which focuses on a particular subject in which each classroom creates an educational project; students participate in two musicals in the year to showcase our musical program; and students in grades 5-8 participate in the Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament in Portland each year. Our students compete in Chess, the Knowledge Bowl, Basketball, Swimming, Cheerl, Drama, Spelling, Science Exposition, Art, Mathematics and Music.