Our History & Faith
Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School was started as an outreach ministry by church members who saw the need for a Christian grade school in the Beaverton area. All education at PLCS reflects its position to God, who is the center of all life. We believe that it is fundamental for PLCS to stand upon Christ the Solid Rock. Because of this, our school is the ideal setting to teach the objective truths of God's Word and provide opportunity to experience Christian living on a daily basis.
The first step was a Kindergarten program in 1965. The elementary school was added in the fall of 1981. The school started with twenty students in grades 1-4, two teachers, and a principal.
In the years since, Pilgrim has been blessed with continued growth to over 125 students. A preschool program and self-contained classrooms through eighth grade have been added as there has been need.
In 2001, a major building project was completed that replaced temporary buildings. The new facility features seven additional classrooms, a library/computer lab, gymnasium, stage, kitchen, and cafeteria. It is a great place to learn!
With all the change, Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School has consistently provided students with a comprehensive curriculum in a caring, Christ-centered community. Pilgrim actively prepares students to be compassionate, responsible adults.
LUTHERAN SCHOOLS TODAY
Total Number of Lutheran Schools — 1,885
National Lutheran School Accreditation — 670
Total Number of Students enrolled in Lutheran Schools — 142,469*
Total Number of Lutheran School Teachers — 21,222
*This data is reported from the 2020-2021 Early Childhood Center and School Statistical Report form and represents a 70% response rate. It does not include unreported student data (30%).
Today Lutheran schools at all levels depend on dedicated, committed, and the sacrificial commitment of tens of thousands of personnel. These individuals give top priority to the cause of educating children and their families. This group includes pastors, principals, parishioners, directors, teachers, aides, and parents. These unsung heroes are heeding their Christian duty and calling by loving and caring for children.
WHY CHOOSE A LUTHERAN SCHOOL?
Martin Luther, himself, focused his attention on the lower levels of educating children. He emphasized educating children and assigned this responsibility to their parents, the church, and even public authorities. Luther supported instruction in one’s own native language for both boys and girls. He directed the curriculum toward religion and music in the hopes of producing well-rounded students.