About Us

The CTK Difference

Christ The King Lutheran School is a small, private school located in Southgate, MI. Established in 1957, CTK has been offering academic excellence and a Christian education to families in the downriver area for generations. CTK offers preschool-8th grade and is a respected educational institution with a well-founded discipleship culture. Some of Christ The King Lutheran School's many strengths include:


Throughout the years, Christ The King Lutheran School’s purpose has remained the same, to help our students and families grow into a life of true Christian discipleship. A life of Christian discipleship is one that recognizes God’s love, believes in the Lord and his salvation, and seeks to help others come to saving faith. The school strives to shepherd each individual family into a closer relationship with Jesus. We emphasize the basic characteristics of discipleship through:

  • Time in God's Word
  • Daily Interaction with Students and Parents
  • Weekly Chapel Worship
  • Christian Character Development
  • Christian Faith Integrated in All Subject Areas


  • Upgraded Classroom Technology
  • One-to-One Chromebook Access Grades K-8th
  • Science Lab
  • Multi-Media Center
  • Library
  • Playground and Gym

High Academic Standards

  • Student Accountability
  • Lutheran Junior Honor Association membership
  • Graduates Ready for High School Placement Testing
  • High Testing Scores on NWEA School Wide
  • Spanish Class for K-8th grade
  • Music


  • Fully Accredited Through The National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA)
  • Small, Safe, & Nurturing Environment
  • Life-long Friendships

Enriching Experiences

  • Hand Bell Choirs, Voice Choir and Band
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Cheer, Soccer, Cross Country and Track
  • Christmas Program
  • Education Fair