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Mission Statement & Philosophy

Zion Lutheran School is a Christ-centered community that exists to:

LIVE for Christ

Zion Lutheran Church and School preaches and teaches to live for Christ, who saves us by grace through faith in Him. Church services, youth Bible studies, acolyting, and assisting with communion are ways that students may build their own faith walk while serving others in the church and school community. Confirmation and religion classes are educational opportunities that students may build their own faith walk while being equipped to serve others in all aspects of life.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

LEAD a life of godliness, wellness, and integrity

With Christ as our example, Zion develops the whole student (social, emotional, academic and spiritual well-being) through Christian modeling, leadership opportunities, character education, and instruction rooted in Scripture. 

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)

LOVE and serve one another

Zion is a school that provides a safe, nurturing, and accepting environment by modeling the spirit of the words from Scripture in all that we do. The faculty and staff are committed in developing personal relationships with all students, enabling each one to feel loved and cared for.

We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

LEARN for a lifetime

Students at Zion are equipped to live their lives in the pursuit of excellence, building upon the foundation of knowledge and understanding of God's love for them. This intentional, spiritual development in an exceptional, academic setting allows students to grow not only in knowledge but also in wisdom.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5)

At A Glance



Kindergarten – 8th grade


495 – 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118


Jennifer Lee


160 students

Average class size: 

17 students

Class size maximum: 

22 students

School Hours: 


Kindergarten .       8:20 AM to 2:55 PM

1st to 5th Grade .  8:20 AM to 3:00 PM

6th to 8th Grade    8:20 AM to 3:15 PM

Morning Care:   7:00 to 8:30 am
Afternoon Care: 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Affiliation: Christian (The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod [LCMS])

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA)

Live.  Lead.  Love.  Learn.

School Mascot: 

Zion Lion

Zion Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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