Developing responsible Christian citizens for the future



Cross and Crown Lutheran School in 1972

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church first opened its doors to preschoolers in 1972 under the name of “Little Friends Preschool”.  With a well-established emphasis on early childhood development, Little Friends Preschool was expanded in 1984 to include kindergarten.  In 1986, the name was changed to “Cross and Crown Lutheran School” to accommodate the growth of an elementary school when first grade was added.  Subsequent grades were added each year until the middle school was completed in 1997.  For the next 11 years, CCLS operated as a preschool through 8th grade.

In 2008, demographic and economic conditions that had been building over the years required that we take a step back, reassess, and restructure.  Uncompromisingly committed to Christian education and our community, we went back to our foundations and began to build again.  The 2008-09 school year opened with a preschool and elementary program through 1st grade.  In fall of 2009, 2nd grade was added back, and a new Toddler program was developed to meet the needs of our families with very young children.  In fall of 2010, we expanded to include a 3rd grade, and in the fall of 2011 we added a 4th grade, and in the fall of 2014 we added a 5th grade.

Throughout this process of restructuring and rebuilding the school, we have felt God’s hand guiding our efforts.  Our preschool is full, our elementary program is steadily growing, and the school staff and finances are stronger than ever.  We believe it is God’s will that Cross and Crown Lutheran School continue to serve families in this community who desire a solid Christian education for their children.  Our goal is to continue adding a grade level per year until CCLS once again offers a full elementary program, and we are moving forward in faith toward that vision.