Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Welcome to Holy Trinity Lutheran School!

Since 1979, Holy Trinity Lutheran School has provided high-quality Christian education, preparing students for life and eternity. Located in Des Moines, Washington, we serve a diverse community of preschool, elementary school, and middle school students from Des Moines, Kent, Federal Way, Burien, Seatac, Auburn, and the surrounding communities. We invite you to visit our school and learn how a Christ-centered Holy Trinity education can impact your child’s life. Read on to learn about how this top American Christian private school located in the Pacific Northwest teaches preschool through 8th grade students to live a faith filled life and be prepared for a rigorous high school education.

Our Mission

Holy Trinity Lutheran School proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ by preparing children for Christian lives and eternity.

Our Strengths

Holy Trinity students score above the national average and above grade level on standardized tests.
Test Scores by Subject Area
School Math Reading Language Science
HTLS 8th Grade 79% 86% 93% 83%
National Average 50% 50% 50% 50%
We also have an A+ rating on Niche. With an 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio and 1:1 student-to-computer ratio, your child will get the attention and help they need to succeed.

Our Values

  • Maintaining a strong Biblical, confessional identity
  • Serving with a Great Commission mindset
  • Developing Gospel-driven servant leaders
  • Fostering academic excellence
  • Providing a secure, safe learning environment
  • Building a family culture
  • Loving each student as a child of God

Our Affiliation

Holy Trinity Lutheran School is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), one of the largest private school systems in the United States. The WELS has a rich tradition of academic excellence and has operated highly-regarded schools across the United States, the Caribbean, and the world for over 165 years. Currently this network includes 409 early childhood centers, 318 elementary schools, and 25 high schools across the nation. We are a member of The Evergreen Lutheran School System, a partnership of PreK-12 Lutheran schools in the Pacific Northwest. Our school is owned and operated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, also located in Western Washington, in Des Moines, Washington. Our school is approved by the Washington State Board of Education. Upon graduation from 8th grade many of our students attend Evergreen Lutheran High School (ELHS), a Christ-centered college preparatory school located in Tacoma, Washington.