Our School’s History

Faithfulness to the great commission given by Jesus Christ has been central to the vision and purpose of our school.

What is the Great Commission?

In Matthew 28, Jesus is talking to his disciples about what they are called to do as His followers. Jesus’s instructions to them are known as the Great Commission:


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The School’s Beginning

Cloverdale Christian School exists today because of the vision and faithfulness of the members of Zion Lutheran Church many years ago. Building started in 1958, which then cost just over $50, 000. On June 14, 1959 the school was dedicated. In its first year, the school consisted of two classrooms and 21 students. By 1969 Kindergarten was added, making the school the K-Grade 7 structure it is today.


In 2002 an educational wing was begun to replace the 42 year old school building. Through the dedication of the members of Zion Lutheran Church and our school families a new facility was completed in time for the 2003 – 2004 School Year. Our new building  includes numerous classrooms, a full-sized, fully equipped gymnasium, chapel, school library, computer lab, multi-purpose rooms, office space and meeting areas.


On December 10, 2011 the school’s name was changed from Zion Lutheran School to Cloverdale Christian School.