Left: Executive Director, Paul Schult

Right: Principal, Mike Mancini

About Us

Since 1957, Redeemer School has provided a faith-based education to over 1,100 students throughout the Bay Area, from South San Francisco to Cupertino, and Lathrop to Half Moon Bay.
Redeemer School is a family.
We foster a culture of acceptance, empathy and forgiveness that allows individuals to grow, learn and thrive. Our school is more than just a place of education. From our enriching Cultural Months, to our character-building Buddy Classes, our educators incorporate so much creativity and joy into their classrooms, fostering an atmosphere of enthusiasm and positivity that radiates throughout our campus. Our administration believes that enormous potential lies within each student and that through dedication and support, remarkable achievements are attainable.
Central to our ethos are four core values: Responsibility, Ownership, Attitude, Respect.
Our school motto, “Walk As Lions”, shapes every facet of our community. One of the highest compliments we continue to receive from families is how they hope their children grow up to be like our 8th graders, who live out these values everyday.
Central to our ethos are four core values: Responsibility, Ownership, Attitude, Respect
Our school motto, “Walk As Lions”, shapes every facet of our community. One of the highest compliments we continue to receive from families is how they hope their children grow up to be like our 8th graders, who live out these values everyday.
Being rooted in both tradition and innovation propels us forward.
Drawing wisdom from our past, while casting a visionary gaze into the future, we ensure that our students are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving world, armed with moral character, keen intellect and strong faith.

History of Redeemer School

In the fall of 1956, groundbreaking began on the construction of an elementary school for Redeemer Lutheran Church. The founding pastor of the congregation, Reverend John Marozik, believed in creating a school that would be a “beacon of light” to the community of Redwood City, offering children from throughout the area an opportunity to receive a Christian education.

In the spring of 1957, Mr. Gary Behrens, a new college graduate and his new bride, Rosemary, were called to open the doors and establish the school. Together with the parish leadership and members of the congregation they began the task of recruiting students by going door to door throughout the neighborhood.

Redeemer School opened its doors for the first time in August of 1957. They began with two classrooms and 53 students in first through eighth grades. Enrollment grew every year and by 1966, the school increased its teaching staff to five. An adjoining property was purchased in 1964 that eventually became home to the school office and its administrative offices. In 1970, Redeemer added its first kindergarten class, expanding to kindergarten through grade eight format.

By the early 2000’s and with more than 175 students, we broke ground on our new, modern educational building. Today, our campus includes 10 classrooms on two floors, Transitional Kindergarten, two large play areas, a lunch courtyard, and a modern multi- purpose hall complete with a large stage. We added state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, launched a 1:1 iPad program, and installed interactive projectors in every classroom, enhancing the learning experience through interactive visual aids.

As we close in on our 70th anniversary, Redeemer School has graduated more than 1,100 students and looks forward to growing the hearts and minds of many, many students to come.