ELHS

where all students thrive in Christian love

Christian Brothers

Evergreen Lutheran High School

was established in 1978 to work with God’s blessing in the Pacific Northwest toward the fulfillment of our mission.

Mission

Evergreen Lutheran High School is committed to offering a quality, Christ-centered education which prepares children to serve him now and forever.

Doctrinal Statement

Evergreen Lutheran High School (ELHS) is the area Lutheran High School for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). As such, ELHS confesses, abides by and teaches the doctrines of the WELS and ELS, incorporating those teachings into our curriculum and way of life. These doctrines can be accessed by viewing the publication, This We Believe, or by visiting the ELS and WELS websites (www.els.org or www.wels.net).

Philosophy

God clearly directs his people to train and instruct young people. Thorough training in God’s Word from age to age will yield generations of God-fearing people that are prepared to…

  • Witness and live their faith as Jesus commanded
    • Let your light shine before men. (Matthew 5:16)
    • Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. (I Peter 3:15)
  • Share the Gospel as Jesus directed
    • Go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19)
    • Repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations. (Luke 24:47)
  • Live in the joy and peace of being a redeemed child of God
    • Now may the God of hope fill you with complete joy and peace as you continue to believe, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
  • Serve God as lifelong Christians
    • Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Enter eternal life in heaven as Jesus intended
    • Father, I want those you have given me to be with me and to see my glory. (John 17:24)

God, our Savior wants all men to be saved. (I Timothy 2:4)

Christ-Focused Culture

  • The Word is treasured (Psalm 19:9-10).
  • The Word is lived.
  • Law and Gospel are properly divided and applied in everything.
  • Relationships are agape-love motivated ones, in which students and faculty walk together as redeemed children of God.
  • There is an encouraging environment.
  • Spoken and written words are “captive to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5)
  • There is an appearance that reflects thankfulness for what Christ has done.
  • All instruction integrates the Word of God.
  • Christ is shared; there is a mission mindset.

Governing Body

Evergreen Lutheran High School is governed and operated by the Pacific Northwest Lutheran High School Association, an association of Lutherans providing Christian secondary education for the youth of the Pacific Northwest. Association members are members in good standing of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).  

Accreditation

ELHS holds national accreditation through Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

State Approval

Evergreen Lutheran High School (ELHS) is approved by the State of Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction. A statement of this approval is on file in the school office. Evergreen is recognized by the Wisconsin Synod Commission on Parish Schools and is a member of the Association of Lutheran High Schools.

Evergreen Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Rd E | Tacoma, WA 98443 | ph: 253-946-4488 | fax: 253-529-9475 | email@elhs.org