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Lutheran Elementary School Tournament

We are excited to announce that L.E.S.T. OC '24 will take place February 16-18, 2024!

Concordia University Irvine is thrilled to partner with both Crean Lutheran High School and Orange Lutheran High School to continue this beloved tradition.

For photos from our 2023 event and to view our promotional video, please click HERE!

For questions, please contact Brianna Soto at [email protected] or 949-214-3145.

Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (L.E.S.T.)

President’s Day Weekend

A tradition since 1962, the L.E.S.T. is now hosted at Concordia University Irvine! The Tournament is an invitation to compete against other Lutheran Elementary Schools in nearly 20 different events.

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two students competing at LEST

Storied Educational Showcase Comes to Concordia

LEST “showcases the many great things happening in Lutheran education,” says Melinda Schulteis ’95, professor of mathematics, who served as faculty coordinator for numerous events. “LEST is a chance to celebrate our Lutheran education system, to give students and teachers a place to come together to fellowship, be challenged in different academic areas, and promote fun and skill development.”

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Hosting Partners

Participating Schools

  • Christ Lutheran School
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • Faith Lutheran Middle School
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Grace Lutheran School
    Pocatello, ID
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Salem Lutheran School
    Orange, CA
  • St. John's Lutheran School
    Bakersfield, CA
  • St. John's Lutheran School
    Orange, CA
  • St. Mark's Lutheran School
    Hacienda Heights, CA
  • St. Paul's Lutheran School
    Orange, CA
  • Yuma Lutheran School,
    Yuma, AZ


To learn more about upcoming events or visiting our campus, feel free to contact us directly.

Brianna Soto
Assistant Director of Visit and Event Services
LEST Campus Lead Coordinator
[email protected]

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