Welcome To LACS

Principal's Welcome LetterIt is my pleasure to welcome you to Los Altos Christian Schools (LACS), a school community which hosts excellent educational programs in preschool, junior kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and 9th grade. Since our beginnings in 1981, our schools have been dedicated to student centered learning focused on building leadership, growing academic skills, developing character, and instilling the value of service. At LACS, we believe that with a positive partnership between the home and the Christian school, our students will flourish in all areas of life and learning.

Los Altos Christian Schools is situated on a beautiful campus surrounded by rolling hills, mature trees, and a scenic creek. This serene setting is a haven of peace in the Bay Area to provide rigorous yet unhurried academic programs paired with unique co-curricular opportunities inspiring student growth and lifelong learning. At LACS, your child will receive an outstanding education that includes hard work and discipline, but also allows time for extra help from teachers, prayer, and play. Students who experience our positive balance leave school at the end of the day excited to return the next morning.

Each administrator, teacher, and staff member at LACS is carefully screened and selected for both their professional credentials and their Christian character. Our teachers understand that instructional needs for individual students differ. Classes are small and involve multiple modalities of teaching and learning providing for learning differences while also encouraging greater challenge for advanced learning where needed. While we believe there are several time-tested methods of instruction, our teachers integrate technology, cooperative learning, and a hands-on approach into their daily lessons. Our planned instructional approach involves specific planning by year, by unit, by week, and by day. Administration and faculty work closely to ensure a vertical planning approach that enhances continuity and growth from grade level to grade level and class to class.

With accreditation through both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International, families may have confidence in Los Altos Christian Schools’ vision, mission, and goals.

I look forward to greeting you in person soon. Once you meet our administrative and teaching team, tour our campus, and see our students in action, I believe you will discern the LACS difference for yourself. Please contact LaSha Heard, Admissions Coordinator, at LaSha.Heard@lacs.com to learn more about our admissions process.


Gabe Pethtel, M.Ed.
Head of Schools