Welcome To LACS

Gabe-PethtelIt’s a pleasure to welcome you to Los Altos Christian Schools (LACS), a Preschool through 8th grade school community dedicated to student learning focused on building leadership, growing academic skills, developing character, and instilling the value of service.

1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” At LACS, we believe that with a positive partnership between the home and the Christian school, our students will set an example of excellence 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 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 student instructional needs differ. Classes are small and involve multiple levels of teaching and learning providing for learning differences while also allowing greater challenge where needed. While we believe there are several time-tested methods of instruction, our teachers integrate technology, cooperative learning, and project based instruction into their lessons to better enhance student engagement.

Many of our graduates continue on their path of growth as they attend the high school of their choosing such as Bellarmine College Preparatory, St. Francis High School, The King’s Academy, Valley Christian, and many others.   With accreditation through both WASC and ACSI, families may have confidence in Los Altos Christian Schools’ vision, mission, and goals.

We welcome you to our beautiful campus in Los Altos to experience the LACS difference yourself. Please contact LaSha Heard, Admissions Coordinator, at LaSha.Heard@lacs.com to schedule an appointment.

Warm regards,

Gabe Pethtel, M.Ed.
Head of Schools