Christ the King Lutheran Elementary School exists to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the hearts of children preparing them to serve and glorify God in the world and forever in heaven.
Christ the King Lutheran Elementary School strives to create a learning community centered on Jesus Christ and the Word of God. At Christ the King Lutheran Elementary School both teachers and students are positively challenged to grow in their spiritual and academic education and to demonstrate learning and service to the Lord in the world He created.
Christ-centered education is the cornerstone of our school and the emphasis of every class, from reading to science, math to social studies. Every morning begins at the feet of Jesus as we study Bible lessons in the Old or New Testament. Memorizing scripture passages is a featured learning activity, benefiting students not only spiritually but academically as well. Children are immersed in Bible teaching at every level.
Our classrooms are all multi-aged. Some subjects such as math, language, and spelling are leveled according to student’s age and ability. Social studies and reading comprehension are taught across ages with differentiated instruction and interactive learning methodology. Science units are taught across ages as well. One of the highlights of the year for our seventh and eighth graders is Environmental Camp at Olympic Lutherhaven on the shores of Wildcat Lake. Multi-age classrooms give all students opportunities to collaborate and help each other learn and grow.
Student learning is celebrated in many ways, including:
- Science fairs
- End of unit projects and celebrations
- Dramatic and musical presentations
- An annual choral festival
- Geography, math, forensic bowls
Our school is operated and maintained by Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Our school is associated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a body which has promoted Christian elementary schools for more than 100 years, and which maintains its own college for the training of Christian teachers. Over 350 schools in the United States are affiliated with the WELS. The schools are assisted by the synod’s Commission on Lutheran Schools with regular curriculum evaluation, teacher supervision, and continuing education programs.
The curriculum of our school meets the requirements of the Washington State Board of Education and follows the guidelines of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We are approved by the Washington State Board of Education.
Christ the King Lutheran School (CtK) is owned and operated by the members of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church. Control of the school rests in the Voters’ Assembly of the congregation. To carry out the philosophy and objectives of the school, the Voters’ Assembly has established the Board of Education. This board supervises all functions of the school. Major decisions are enacted only with the approval of the board and the Voters’ Assembly.
Pastors of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church are called by the congregation and are charged with the responsibility of watching over the spiritual welfare of the entire congregation. They are, therefore, vitally interested in the spiritual welfare of all students in our school. Our principal is called by the congregation to administer the daily functions of the school and to implement the policies of the Board of Education and the Voters’ Assembly. Our faculty consists of Lutheran teachers called by the congregation who are well-trained, experienced, and dedicated. It is the earnest purpose of the Board of Education and the faculty to keep our school well-informed of the best developments in the field of education.
Christ the King Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan, athletic, and other school administered programs. Children of non-congregational members may be asked to leave in any given year when the number of congregational member students enrolled exceeds our capacity.