Purpose and Mission
Valley Lutheran High School provides a foundation for a life of
faith, learning and service through a biblical, Christ-centered, college
preparatory education and Christian relationships.
History of Valley Lutheran
Valley Lutheran High School is one of approximately 100 Lutheran high schools throughout the United States. Valley Lutheran offers a quality Christ centered education in a loving nurturing environment. The educational program at Valley is rooted in the 450 year Lutheran tradition of preparing young people for active roles as God's servants in our society. In the Phoenix area, VLHS is the continuation of a dream that began in the late 1970's which led to the opening of the school in 1981. The school is operated under the auspices of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, by an association of Lutheran churches.
Valley Lutheran is regionally accredited as a college preparatory school by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and has also received National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.
Valley Lutheran High School provides a college preparatory education. Studies include basic core classes in English, science, math, social studies, foreign language, computer technology, music and art. Advanced classes, including honors and Advanced Placement, are offered in English, History, Math, and Science. Click here for more information about academics, graduation requirements, and curriculum.
Accommodations for Learning Disabilities
Valley Lutheran High School provides an accommodations plan for students with learning disabilities. For more information, click here to visit the Counselor's Edline page.
VLHS does not require uniforms. Students are expected to dress in a manner that reflects the Christian environment of the school and as outlined in the student handbook dress code policy.
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities
Activities include: student clubs, leadership training, yearbook, student government, drama opportunities and athletics. A majority of students participate in sports. Valley Lutheran is a member of the AIA and participates in AIA sanctioned athletics in Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Spirit Line, Tennis and Golf. Click here to learn more about athletics at Valley.
Valley Lutheran High School provides point to point transportation before and after school from several locations in the Valley. This service is provided for a fee which is paid monthly. Currently service is available from:
- Phoenix: Christ Church-Lutheran
- Tempe: Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School
- Litchfield Park: Trinity Lutheran Church and School
- Scottsdale: Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church and School.
We are located just 1/4 mile north of the 7th Avenue/Camelback METRO Light Rail station, and Valley Metro transit busses stop nearby. For more information, vist the Valley Metro website.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:32 pm
Every other Friday, Valley Lutheran offers “Success Friday” from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for students who need to make up work or receive additional help.