Our Story

How it all started...

St. Peter Lutheran School was founded in Lodi, CA in 1904 by St. Peter Lutheran Church.  The school began with 16 students and 1 teacher.  During the first 40 years of the school's history the school closed and reopened several times, primarily during WWI and again in WWII.  
Due to increasing enrollment, a new facility was built in 1945 at West Locust and Church Streets.  The school was located where the Lodi Public Library now stands, with the church directly across the street.  
In 1964, a fire destroyed the church facility leading the congregation to rebuild its church and school at the current location on Lower Sacramento Road.  
By 1978 enrollment was at 150, and the school implemented a single grade per classroom policy.  
In 1991 St. Peter completed WASC and NLSA accreditation requirements.  
In 2002 St. Peter opened a preschool program with average enrollment at 35-40 students.  


St. Peter Lutheran School is currently in its 99th year of operation.  The school currently has over 330 students from preschool through 8th grade.   Our school is  in the process of expanding and adding an additional class per grade level.  Due to this expansion project, we have added portable classrooms to our campus.
For the 2022-2023 school year we have the following classes:
- Preschool 3s
- Preschool 4s
- Pre-Kindergarten
- Kindergarten (2 classes)
- First Grade (2 classes)
- Second Grade (2 classes)
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade
- Seventh Grade
- Eighth Grade
St. Peter Lutheran Church operates St. Peter Lutheran School.  The church is a nonprofit corporation holding membership in the Lutheran Church -  Missouri Synod (LCMS).  We derive our doctrine and practice from the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions, and LCMS teachings.  

Christian beliefs pervade everything that is done at St. Peter Lutheran School.  We integrate Christian instruction into the study of every subject.  We immerse students in a Christian environment, surrounded by teachers, administrators, and staff whose very presence is a testimonial to the Christian faith and life.  

Anyone can attend our school.  Although we adhere to our Lutheran doctrine and heritage, this school is a ministry.  Therefore, everyone is welcome.  Whether you are Lutheran or non-Lutheran, churched or unchurched, this is a place of love and guidance.  

Where we are headed...

Moving forward, St. Peter Lutheran School would like to have dual classes in all grades (kindergarten to eighth grade).  While this expansion project has already started and is underway, St. Peter Lutheran School also plans to build  new school and gymnasium buildings to help house all of the many classes.  

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