Picture Yourself at Central Lutheran School

Located in Newhall, Iowa, Central Lutheran School (CLS) is the only Christian school in Benton County. We educate students from 3-Year-Old-Preschool through 8th grade.

We’d love to have you! Contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

Why Central Lutheran School is perfect for YOU!


In addition to your child’s physical well-being, Central Lutheran School offers a safe, emotional, and spiritual environment.

We Have It All

From stellar academics and small class sizes to extracurricular activities, we really do have it all! Learn more here.

Family Environment

There are so many ways to get involved and meet new parents and students at school. CLS has more than a dozen volunteer committees!

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By the Numbers


After graduating from our 8th grade, students are regularly in the top 10% of graduating seniors


Our average class size is 15 students


Our Preschool Teacher, Ms. Becky, was named National Teacher of the Year


We are open to ALL – no matter your financial standing, religious background or home town

More Reasons to Love CLS

In addition to our outstanding academic history:

  • CLS is Christ-centered in everything we do. Chapel is every Wednesday, which is student-led and open to the public. Students also give back to the community and volunteer in many ways.
  • We offer all sports.
  • Students can participate in show choir, band, spelling bees, science fairs, art shows, and more!
  • We partner with Benton Community School District for all busing needs (even for preschool)!
  • Our school chefs make delicious and creative meals, many homemade.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The friendships I have built, a solid faith starting at a young age, and the closeness of everyone feeling like a family.”

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Central Lutheran School Alumnus

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Overall, I felt over prepared for my future in high school. This is a good thing. I felt ahead of the students who did not go to CLS.”

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Central Lutheran School Alumnus

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“When I went to high school, papers were easier to write and it was easier to annotate poems and readings.”

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Central Lutheran School Alumnus

What’s Next

Being part of the CLS family is easy!

  • Contact us to take a tour.
  • Fill out registration paperwork. (And don’t forget about the available dollars through ESA’s, which can make your tuition FREE!)
  • That’s it! Watch as your child grows in their faith, education and social life.
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2023-2024 Registration Forms

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*Make sure to check out information on the ESA’s here.