Gardena Christian School | Lighthouse Christian Academy

Gardena Christian schools offer you superior academics, incredible sports and theater programs, a solid emotional and spiritual development, and a supportive network for friends and family for life. Two schools accessible to Gardena are Lighthouse Christian Academy and Pacifica Christian High School.

Gardena Christian SchoolsLighthouse Christian Academy believes the road to academic excellence is love. We teach with passion and foster a love for scholarship and the scientific spirit. Our graduates go on to succeed at the likes of Harvard and UC Berkeley. A 10:1 student-teacher ratio means individual attention is a premium. We are fully accredited among Gardena Christian schools.

For Gardena Christian schools, look for:

  • Competitive sports (LCA has 8-man football, girls volleyball, co-educational varsity soccer and swimming. In football and volleyball, LCA has won CIF championships and been runner-up more than once.)
  • Diversity of electives (LCA offers 45 electives. Tapping the resources of its parent organization Lighthouse Church, LCA teaches art, music, film, music editing, cooking, blogging, construction, biking and many more.)
  • Holistic approach (a spiritual foundation collaborates with academic excellence
  • Family feel (for LCA, school is NOT a business — it is the optimal way to assure quality education and spiritual nurture for our children.)
  • Opportunities for travel. (LCA compliments history classes with investigative trips to England and Scotland and to colonial sites like Plymouth and Gettysburg on the East Coast)


Lighthouse follows a national trend of a late start in its bell schedule: 9:00 a.m. We offer two core classes on the block schedule and allow for electives in other hours with great freedom to choose your day and time of elective. This scheduling prepares students for similar class schedules of college.


Denker Avenue Elementary School
1620 W. 162ND ST.GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 327-9420;
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

Gardena Elementary School
647 W. GARDENA BLVD. GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 324-6967;
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

Amestoy Elementary School
1048 W. 149TH ST. GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 327-5592;
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

One Hundred Thirty-Fifth Street Elementary School
801 W. 135TH ST.GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 324-4454;
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

Purche Avenue Elementary School
13210 PURCHE AVE. GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 323-3184;Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

One Hundred Fifty-Third Street School
1605 W. 153RD ST.GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 323-1029;
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th

Robert E. Peary Middle School
(310) 225-4200;
Grades: 6th – 8th

Gardena High School
1301 W. 182ND ST. GARDENA, CA 90248 (310) 354-5000;
Grades: 9th – 12th;

Moneta Continuation School
1230 W. 177TH ST. GARDENA, CA 90248 (310) 354-4951;
Grades: 9th – 12th

C. Morley Sellery Special Education Center School
15805 S. BUDLONG AVE. GARDENA, CA 90247 Phone: (310) 327-1202;
Type: Special Education Grades: Kindergarten – 6th

Cross Road Christian Academy
2818 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 327-3094
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th ,
Religion: Baptist, Student Body: Coed

Dianne S Daycare School
13000 VAN NESS AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 Tel: (310)327-1547;
Grades: Pre-K – Kindergarten, Student Body: Coed

Gardena Academy
16219 S WESTERN AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 527-0348;
Type: Montessori,
Grades: 1st – 11th
Student Body: Coed

Gardena Christian Academy
16311 S WESTERN AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 527-0348
Grades: Unknown, Religion: Christian, Student Body: CoedSchool Rating

Gardena Valley Christian School
1473 W 182ND STREET GARDENA, CA 90248 (310) 327-4987
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th Religion: Assembly of God Student Body: Coed

Junipero Serra High School
14830 VAN NESS AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 324-6675
Grades: 9th – 12th Religion: Roman Catholic,
Student Body: Coed

Maria Regina School
13510 VAN NESS AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 327-9133
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th Religion: Roman Catholic,
Student Body: Coed

Southern California Christian Academy
14509 SPINNING AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 715-6784
Grades: Unknown,
Religion: Christian Student Body: Coed

St Anthony Of Padua School
1003 W 163RD STREET GARDENA, CA 90247
(310) 329-7170
Grades: 1st – 8th ,
Religion: Roman Catholic Student Body: CoedSchool Rating

St Anthony’s Day Nursery School
1044 W 163RD STREET GARDENA, CA 90247 (310) 329-8654,
Type: Early Childhood / Day Care Center
Grades: Pre-K – Kindergarten Religion: Roman Catholic,
Student Body: Coed

Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten1
5408 VAN NESS AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 (310) 323-4956
Grades: Pre-K – Kindergarten ,
Student Body: Coed