Cross & Crown
Developing Responsible Christian Citizens
The Jesus Way
Jesus lives in our heart.
Welcome to Cross and Crown Lutheran School, it is a pleasure to welcome you into our school family. Here at Cross and Crown we work toward enhancing the development of the “whole child”. We acknowledge individual differences and strive to reach each child at their specific level. As Christian educators, we have a passionate commitment to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, teaching our students about the world around them and the One who created it.
"Our son has enjoyed Cross and Crown since preschool; we truly appreciate their core values, the small classroom sizes, and the individual attention each child receives"
- An Elementary Mom
At Cross and Crown Lutheran School we provide a nurturing environment where children can experience the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through challenging scholastic programs, trusting relationships, prayer, worship, and God’s Word. We are a ministry of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, whose mission is to invite, grow, and serve our community.- Our Mission Statement
Our Classes and Programs
- Credentialed, Experienced, Christian Educators
- Small Class Sizes
- Quality Christian Environment
- Elementary Curriculum meets and exceeds California State Standards
- Spanish, Art, Music, Library, Computers, and P.E. are integrated into the Elementary Curriculum
- Exceptional Facility including three age appropriate Playground Environments
- Daily Bible Instruction
- Weekly Chapel
- Before and After School Child Care
- Full Day Jr. Kindergarten and traditional Kindergarten
- Hot Lunch Program
- Multi-Child Discount
We offer a full range of preschool classes including, 2 year-old, 3 year-old, and 4 year-old programs. Our elementary school ranges from full day Jr. Kindergarten through 6th grade, and a new Private School Satellite Program for homeschoolers.
Cross and Crown Lutheran School is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and the California Association of Private School Organizations.
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. Finally in the fall of 2016 we added 6th 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.
Meet Cross and Crown’s Teachers & Staff
Passionate and Devoted
Cross and Crown’s teachers are passionate to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and to pass that passion on to their students. This commitment to our Lord builds one of the strongest assets we possess at Cross and Crown… the devotion of our staff. Because of this, there is very little turn over. Most of our teachers have remained at CCLS for one or more decades. They are passionate to help our students explore the world around us and The One who created it, utilizing a curriculum strong in academics and integrated with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Highly Trained Staff
Our staff members are all caring, compassionate, Christian individuals. They are dedicated to developing your child’s optimum potential and yet are trained to be sensitive to individual needs. Elementary teachers are credentialed California graduates, while our preschool and Jr. Kindergarten teachers all meet the California State educational requirements for teaching at the preschool level.
Meet a few of our devoted teachers
- Jean Bashi - Administrator
- Mandy McCarthy-Preschool Director
- Miss Victoria
- Mr. Riley
- Miss Lourdes
- Miss Mandy McCarthy - Jr. Kindergarten
- Miss Megan Kedge-Kindergarten
- Miss Marisa Hardina-1st/2nd grade
- Mrs. Amy Der-3rd/4th grade
- Mrs. Jean Bashi - 5th/6th grade
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