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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6

Crean Lutheran Counselors seek to shepherd students through high school, prepare students for college, and ultimately trust in the Lord's plan over their lives. Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism. The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever they pursue!

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Four Year College Planning

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Comprehensive School Counseling

Crean Lutheran High School, guided by the mission of Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, provides credentialed Christian counselors who support students in the areas of academic preparedness, college and career readiness, social and emotional support, and spiritual health offered through a Christian worldview. Our approach to counseling encourages partnership between the student, family, and school. Our primary goal is to instill the Saints Values and our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes to prepare students for college, career, and a life of Christian service. In the book of Proverbs 3:5-6, we are told, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Crean Lutheran counselors share the belief that each student is made in God’s image and is individually blessed with gifts, talents, and opportunities to glorify the Lord [1 Peter 4:10]. Furthermore, students have access to a comprehensive school counseling program that serves their academic, college, career, personal, social, and spiritual development (Ephesians 2:8-10) regardless of their learning differences, race, ethnicity, gender (Genesis 1:26-27), or nationality. We believe that each student has God-given abilities that will allow him or her to achieve success in high school as well as in their post-secondary path (Proverbs 11:14).


Crean Lutheran's student to counselor ratio is 180:1.

(This American School Counseling Association is 250:1 and the California's average ratio is 601:1.)

Class of 2023




in scholarships, an average award of $38,956 per student.


seniors attending universities ranked in the US News top-50 schools (U.S. News & World Report)


of seniors attending a college or university


seniors attending a four-year college


seniors attending a Christian University


seniors attending a University of California

College Attendance

This is a list of institutions where a few of our graduates are pursuing higher education.

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Meet the Counseling Staff

Our six counselors are active members of both the National Association of College Admission Counselors as well as the American School Counseling Association.  The counseling staff is trained to provide comprehensive counseling services that include: academic planning, personal/social support, college/career readiness, and spiritual guidance.

At Crean Lutheran we have:

6 full-time Credentialed Counselors

  • 5 Counselors for grades 9-12
  • 1 Learning Success Program Counselor
  • 1 International Counselor

Additionally, a Campus Pastor is available for consultation and spiritual guidance.

Ellie Beavis - Vice principal of student wellness

949.387.1199 ext. 2181

Sherrie Lah - Director of International Department & Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2406

Mary Oliver - Learning Success Program Director

949.387.1199 ext. 2404

stacy kemp - director of student pathways

949.387.1199 ext. 2505

bronwen estrada - registrar

949.387.1199 ext. 2140

maddie beavers - School Counselor 

949.387.1199 ext. 2506

Ariana Caronna - LSP School Counselor


Jamie Gazzano-  School Counselor


Breanna Herd -  School Counselor


priscillla zedaker -  School Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2451