Beyond the Books

There's something for everyone at CCLS! Whether it's performing arts, innovative designing or athletics, a variety of opportunities are available to individualize your student's experience. 

Academic Team

Academic Team is offered in 6th through 8th grade. Students answer questions from a variety of topics in a quiz bowl style format, competing in meets against local Lutheran schools for a season, finishing off with a city and state tournament.


The Chargers athletic program is a ministry of CCLS designed to promote participation and competition in interscholastic sports for both boys and girls. For K-8th grade students, we offer basketball, cross country and soccer. In addition, we offer field hockey, track, volleyball and golf for 5-8th grade students. We believe that a wide variety of interscholastic sports is a vital part of the student's educational experience, and we hope that all of the CCLS athletes become better through their involvement in the Charger athletic program.

Ceramics Club

Have an artistic bent and a passion to create? Ceramics Club is a time where kindergarten through 8th grade students meet to be creative as they make things out of clay. Mr. Fiala is available to help get things started for them, but students generally just make whatever they want to create! Ceramics Club meets every Thursday after school until 4:30pm in the middle school art room. Students at the elementary school use the shuttle bus to go over to the Kirkwood Campus after school.

Performing Arts

The middle school offers a variety of performing arts electives for grades 6-8 including choral music, wind ensemble, handbells, a fall play, and a spring musical. Through these performing opportunities, students are given chances to build teamwork, stage presence, creative interpretation, and critical thinking skills that will help them in high school, college, and beyond. In fifth grade, students can participate in the fifth-grade band, but also take a general music class that allows students the opportunity to perform musically and dramatically.


CCLS participates in the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition. FLL provides students experiences with engineering, coding, mathematics, and teamwork. Students design and code a robot using the Lego EV3 Mindstorm system and showcase their robot and run it on a challenge board to accomplish as many tasks as possible. FLL relies on the use of their core values: Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork and Fun.

Other Clubs

CCLS has many other clubs, activities and events in which students can participate to let their talents shine! Some of these include Scouting Troops (Girl Scout and Boy Scout) and terrific Tuesdays in elementary school and Mini Courses and Identity Day in middle school.

CCLS Athletic Handbook 2021-2022

Microsoft Hololens

In this video, you can see a rendering of a church that one of our students designed in Sketchup and is using the Microsoft Hololens 2 to perfect his creation. Technology continues to be an important resource leveraged in education at CCLS. Microsoft Hololens mixed reality smartglasses are an addition to the Innovation Lab at our Kirkwood Campus. Through generosity in support of technology investment, plans are currently underway to construct a mobile STEAM cart for use by students at the Webster Campus. 

Now accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year!