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“We love Hope for its strong community feel. All of the kids are loved and cared for here as if they were the staff members’ own children. The teachers truly care about the success of our kids.”

Annie R., Hope Parent

Why choose Hope Lutheran School?

We are part of a community. Situated minutes from downtown Seattle, our school is part of a large and diverse urban community in which we actively participate through neighborhood events, educational fairs, and summer programs. Students travel from Vashon Island, Beacon Hill, Burien, and Federal Way to receive a rigorous Christian education that prepares them for success in their future academic career.

We are a family. One of the main reasons our school is unique is that we are small enough that every student becomes an integral part of our Hope Lutheran family. Each student is important and a gift from God. Our classes size are small intentionally to ensure that no child is overlooked or left behind, as we nurture relationships among our students, teachers, staff, and parents.

We are academic. Recognizing that each child has unique abilities, Hope nurtures every student in body, mind, and spirit. Our rigorous academic curriculum is enhanced by our low student-to-teacher ratio (13:1); our seven year curriculum review cycle ensures our students have access to the most up-to-date curriculum to encourage life-long learning; specialty teachers in music, physical education, technology and art in addition to after-school sports and clubs provide a well-rounded education to all students. And our accreditation through the National Lutheran School Accreditation and Cognia ensures our school meets the highest of standards.

We are Hope Lutheran School. We strive to give every student the best start possible in the journey that God has planned for them. At the heart of our school are our core values: Rigor, Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships; we call them the “4 R’s.” A Hope education is about Relationships—building relationships between student and teacher, fostering relationships from student to student, and making sure that each student has an opportunity to build a personal relationship with Jesus. Every student is encouraged to grow in Respect toward others and the world around them, to take personal Responsibility for their actions, and to own the outcomes of those actions. The final “R” is Rigor. A rigorous education consists of multifaceted, challenging instruction that allows all students to achieve their highest potential and continue on to any private or public high school prepared to face the challenge.