Orange Lutheran is looking ahead. After the completion of the Beyond Expectations project, which added 40,000 sq. ft. to the school’s footprint, the focus remains on how to provide the best Christian educational experience for Orange Lutheran students. The use of technology must be expanded. Faculty and staff must continue to help students find the appropriate balance between extracurricular activities, preparing for college and performing in the classroom. Tuition must remain affordable for current and incoming families.
Orange Lutheran is committed to redefining the high school experience with a focus on helping students prepare for college, as well as prepare for life. In order to do that, we must help them identify and develop their God-given gifts for use however and wherever God leads them.
Take a glimpse at Orange Lutheran’s Strategic Pillars structure, aimed at accomplishing each of the school’s future goals, all of which will combine to create the Christ-centered education and environment that Orange Lutheran knows is critical in developing our future leaders.
The OLu Experience is a personalized, balanced approach to education designed to engage students through a process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery through varied and diverse opportunities in a safe, caring environment. The goal is to help students prepare to live a strengthened, Christian life of purpose, service, and leadership in a global society.
Most OLu students are involved in several activities, and for that reason, Orange Lutheran’s online program can be a tremendous blessing when it comes to time management and preparing for online classes in college.
OLu is committed to being successful in athletic competition. The school competes in the nationally-recognized Trinity League and OLu’s investment in athletics includes some of the best coaches, training facilities and support staff in the entire country.
Orange Lutheran’s diverse artistic culture has something to offer everyone interested in the arts. Whether it’s elegant dancers performing majestic leaps or the graceful brushstroke of a young painter, OLu continues to build on its reputation as an outstanding training ground for musicians, stage performers, and visual artists.
Orange Lutheran has been blessed with tremendous growth, doubling its net assets to $18 million over the past two years. The Beyond Expectations campus improvement project was a success with $10 million of the $15 million project paid for in cash, but long term debt level is too high at $18 million. OLu has a small endowment fund at $1 million, and its net operating cash is at breakeven. The Strategic Plan commits to minimal growth in tuition and wage increases only slightly above cost of living. In order to improve the financial position, OLu will focus on improving stewardship and increasing financial support from alumni, parents and supporters.
With a nearly full campus, growth presents quite a challenge. Growth opportunities come from expanded online and hybrid classes for existing students, offering online classes to other middle and high schools, and improved physical access to the existing campus.
The goal of OLu’s Missions Program is to provide a hands-on way of accomplishing its mission. It desires to help students deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ by doing His work. The Missions Program affords students the opportunity to minister on a national and international scale, in hopes of doing “as Christ would do.”
Orange Lutheran intentionally created its business academy to be entrepreneurial in nature, guided by Christian educators and business leaders, and infused with a Christian ethos. Through project-based workshops and a rigorous capstone project, students learn what it means to “be in business.”
In an educational landscape filled with STEM programs, OLu’s shines bright because it is built on the foundation of faithful, gifted teachers and a Christian ethos. Through a strong emphasis in math and science courses, unique course offerings, and summer internships with the likes of Boeing and UCI, the STEM program provides a path of discovery that prepares students for careers in engineering, medicine, technology, and finance.
Orange Lutheran’s Counseling & College Planning Department is committed to providing quality, personalized attention and care with seven full-time qualified counselors. With two freshman-only counselors, a wealth of sophomore, junior and senior counselors, and an international counselor, Orange Lutheran is prepared to assist all students in any way it can.
2222 N. Santiago Blvd. Orange, CA 92867 (714) 998-5151
Who We Are
Founded in 1973, Orange Lutheran High School is a comprehensive private Christian co-educational college preparatory high school, grades 9-12, that exists to help students internalize the gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Orange Lutheran High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.