K-8TH – About Us

Builders Faith, Open to All

And looking up to heaven, He signed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”  – Mark 7:34

Hephatha Lutheran School is a private Christian school that was established in 1983 with a vision to minister and educate the young people in a new, booming community. Through the years, the school has grown and become an environment that the faculty members, church members, and attending families feel blessed to call home.  Hephatha is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and National Lutheran School Accreditation, and serves Early Childhood and K-8th.

Our Mission

The mission of Hephatha Lutheran School is, by the grace of God, to build up the family of Christ, to grow in faith, to assist families in discipling their children in a Christian Community, and to provide an enriched educational experience wherein all will find identity, purpose, and power for their lives in Christ by living in grace and in the knowledge of Him as their personal Lord and Savior.


A large percentage of Hephatha’s graduates attend Lutheran High School of Orange County or Crean Lutheran High School.   After high school, our graduates have attended various institutions for higher education such as Concordia, Notre Dame, Princeton, Swarthmore, Chapman, USC, UCLA…just to name a few.  Hephatha uses the MAP test platform, offered through NWEA. This platform allows for real time results on student assessments three times a year in the subject areas of Math, Language Arts, and Reading.  Assessment results are then translated into instruction in the classroom to support academic growth.

More About Our Lutheran School District

The Pacific Southwest District (PSD), Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is one of 35 districts that make up the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the United States. The PSD serves schools in and congregations in Arizona, the southern half of California, and Clark County, Nevada.  Nationally, there are over 191,000 children attending 2,068 Lutheran Schools, Preschool through High School. The Pacific Southwest District has 107 Early Childhood Centers, 50 Elementary Schools, and 9 High Schools…serving over 21,000 children!



Feel free to contact Mrs. Deena Knudsen, Admissions Director for EC-8th Grade, to set up tour by clicking here, email her at dknudsen@hephatha.net, or call (714) 637-0887, ext. 126.

If you are ready to begin the admissions process now, you can do so by clicking here – completely online, from the comfort of your home!

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