Cross and Crown Lutheran School prepares children for a lifetime of learning. Our experienced, credentialed, and certified staff will guide them through our comprehensive curriculum that celebrates the "whole" child. Partnering with parents, we address the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual development of our students.

We place importance on nurturing the fulfillment of each child's God-given purpose, thereby following God's command to train up a child in the ways of the Lord. —Proverbs 22:6

School Learning Outcomes (PDF)

Chapel

Weekly Wednesday Chapel services give our students an opportunity to worship the Lord God through prayer and music while listening to the Bible stories about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All parents are invited to join in our weekly service. Monthly, our students apply the Biblical principles they have learned, through various service projects. Over the years, our students have participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Operation Christmas Child, The Heifer Project, and The Pajama Project, to name a few. Additionally we collect donations for disaster relief and food for local charities such as Neighbors Organized Against Hunger (NOAH). We encourage the children to spread the love of Christ while thinking of others in their community and throughout the world.

Preschool

2-year old class

Our preschool's 2-year-old class, (2's), begin at age 2. Your child will learn how to reduce parent/child separation anxiety, develop self-help skills, learn to interact with their peers, develop cognitive and fine/gross motor skills.

Class size: Maximum 10, 1 teacher, 1 aide

3-year old class

Our 2-year-old class transition into our preschool's 3-year-old class, (3's). Your child will continue learning through creative play experiences which further cognitive development. Using small group, integrated, thematic instruction, your child will develop independent exploration skills in mathematics, early literacy, social studies, and science concepts. All of this is taught within the framework of a loving Christian environment.

Class size: Maximum 15, 1 teacher, 1 aide

4-year old class

Preparing our students for the requirements of Kindergarten, our 4-year-old curriculum, (4's), is rich in weekly thematic instruction. Letter recognition and reading readiness, early mathematic concepts, social development and fine and gross motor skills are emphasized for individual success. Your child will blossom through small and large group instruction with caring, nurturing, Christian teachers.

Class size: Maximum 27, 2 teachers, 2 aides

Elementary

Our Elementary School is a place where teachers, parents, and students work together sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ within a comprehensive academic environment. Your child will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare him/her for leadership in our ever-changing world. Through individual attention and small class sizes, experienced, credentialed educators committed to “Developing Responsible Christian Citizens” teach core subjects and a fine arts curriculum. Our elementary school ranges from a full day Jr. kindergarten through 6th grade. We also offer a Private School Satellite Program for home schoolers.

Jr. Kindergarten

Kindergarten readiness is a major focus, as is allowing students to progress at their own pace without pressure. Letter sounds and word identification, as well as early writing skills are emphasized. Early mathematics, science, and social science are included to round out the curriculum. Your child will gain self-confidence and the readiness skills needed to build a firm foundation for a successful kindergarten year.

Class size: Maximum 18, 2 teachers, 1 aide
Teacher: Miss Mandy McCarthy

Kindergarten

These early years in a child’s life are so very vital. They are the foundation on which all the following years of schooling are based, and your Kindergartner is like a sponge soaking up every bit of knowledge she/he can get. Our Kindergarten program invites children to learn about God’s World around them, while organizing information and problem-solving. This, in turn increases feelings of self-worth, confidence, the ability to work with others, and an interest in challenging tasks. In our Christ-centered environment, a combination of formal and informal activities and projects allow the children to work in groups and on their own thereby developing cooperative skills and self-esteem building. Kindergarteners discover that learning about the world God made is fun and meaningful.

Class size: Maximum 16, 1 teacher, 0 aide /or/ maximum of 20, 1 teacher, 1 aide
Teacher: Miss Megan Kedge

1st/2nd Grade

The average six/seven-year-old is growing more independent, more adventurous, and peers become more important in decision-making. It is the job of the experienced teacher to understand these complexities and create an environment where the six/seven-year-old can blossom using her/his enthusiasm for adventure and new ideas to increase academic capabilities while building relationships with peers, family and Christ.

Class size: Maximum 20, 1 teacher, 1 aide
Teacher: Miss Marisa Hardina

3rd/4th Grade

Growing into an upper elementary level can require a lot from a child. At Cross and Crown we provide a safe environment where 3rd/4th grade students’ differences are celebrated and supported. Students acquire the knowledge, skills, strategies, and concepts they will need for successful participation in an increasingly technological and global society. Educational benchmarks are only part of the third/fourth graders’ day at Cross and Crown. A Christ- centered environment allows each student to build knowledge and confidence at their individualized level and build relationships with peers, family, and Christ.

Class size: Maximum 20, 1 teacher, 1 aide
Teacher: Miss Amy Der

5th/6th Grade

Fifth and Sixth grades bring many changes into the lives of the ten/eleven-year-old. The transition to fifth and sixth grade can be challenging because of all of the new changes physically, socially and academically. At Cross and Crown emphasis is placed upon core language arts and mathematic skills attained in the lower grades and putting together all that’s been acquired to prepare this upper elementary student for the demands of middle school. This is achieved in a Christ-centered environment where your child’s individual views can be expressed and respected.

Class size: Maximum 20, 1 teacher, 1 aide
Teacher: Miss Jean Bashi

Private Satellite Program

The Cross and Crown Lutheran School Private Satellite Program (CCLS-PSP) is a co-op educational program existing within the curriculum of Cross and Crown Lutheran School with supervision by the Cross and Crown Lutheran School Board. The program is designed to partner with Christian families who choose to educate their children at home.  The purpose of the Private Satellite Program is to offer community homeschool families an array of educational opportunities for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade within a Christian setting.  PSP students may participate, along with our day school students, in various on-campus classes and activities.

The CCLS-PSP operates under the provision of the California Education Code Section 48222, falling under the Private School Affadavit of Cross and Crown Lutheran School, which is filed annually each October.

After prayerful consideration to become a part of the CCLS-PSP community, please complete an application and return it with the registration fee.  Upon receipt of your application, an acknowledgement letter will be emailed to you at the email address on your application.

CCLS-PSP Benefits and Services

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Co-op Classes
  • Field Trips
  • Standardized Testing (Measures of Academic Progress-MAP)
  • CUM File (set-up, update, and maintenance)
  • Private School Affidavit
  • School Pictures and Yearbook
  • Fundraising Events
  • Holiday Activities and Events
  • Christmas and Spring All-School Performances

Admission and Enrollment Requirements 

  • Support the mission, vision and philosophy statements of CCLS.
  • Comply with all CCLS policies and handbook guidelines.
  • Faithfully meet all financial obligations of CCLS.
  • Support decisions made by the CCLS School Board and Administration.
  • Show willingness to be supportive of all CCLS staff persons.
  • Become involved in school events and fundraisers.
  • Abide by California State Law regarding student immunization.
  • Enrollment is open to students who are at least 5 years old by September 1 of the current year.
  • Annual membership in Home School Legal Defense Association is mandatory as a means of protection and support.  Group discount #21037.

 Co-op Offerings

Weekly Classes:

Art through Scribbles and Giggles Art Center
     (additional materials fee applies)
Classroom Music
Community Garden
Computer Lab
Hand Bell Choir
Physical Education
Bible - 4th and 5th grades
Spanish

K-3 Field Trips

Pumpkin Patch
Academy of Sciences
Exploratorium
Luther Burbank Center
Physical Education Field Trips:
Ice Skating, Bowling, Gymnastics

Activities:

Chapel
Recess
Lunch Time

4th Grade Field Trips

Fort Ross
Old Adobe, Petaluma
Sonoma Mission
State Capitol
Vallejo's Home, Sonoma

Performance Opportunities:

Christmas Program
Spring Show

5th Grade Field Trips

Tour of San Francisco
SRJC Planetarium

To enroll in the Private Satellite program or to receive more information, please contact our school office at 707-795-7863.