Altamont Lutheran Interparish School serves 169 students in grades Kindergarten-8, is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).
The student:teacher of Altamont Lutheran Interparish School is 14:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,600
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Altamont Lutheran Interparish School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1960

Student Body

Total Students
169 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Altamont Lutheran Interparish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discount for second and third child in the family.

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School Notes

Interparish Association

ALIS is owned and supported by the four LCMS congregations in the Altamont area that make up the Association, namely Bethlehem, Immanuel, St. Paul (Blue Point), and Zion. The school is operated through a Board of Directors elected by the Association`s congregations.

High Quality Christian Education
  • ALIS provides a top quality education with a special emphasis on Christian education.
  • All teachers are state certified and on the commissioned roster of the LCMS.
  • Parents are encouraged and assisted in "training up" their children in the Christian life through frequent teacher contact and parent conferences.
  • Many graduates are recognized for their outstanding achievements during high school, both in academics and extracurricular activities.

Religious Instruction
  • Spiritual training includes not only religion classes in all grades, but also emphasis in applying the Christian perspective in all subject areas and extracurricular activities.
  • Devotions and prayer times are a normal part of the daily routine.
  • Chapel services are held weekly.Lutheran Confirmation instruction is given in grades 7 & 8.

Academics

ALIS offers a challenging curriculum, and has dedicated, caring, Christian teachers who feel it is important for the children to see all of their lives from the perspective of God`s Word.

Curriculum

Core subjects at ALIS include Religion, English Language Arts, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, World History, Art, Music/Band, and Physical Education.  The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teachings are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Technology is also integrated with 1 to 1 computing.  Kindergarten through 4th grades have 1 to 1 iPad's, and grade 5-8 are 1 to 1 chromebooks.  Smart technology is utilized daily in each classroom.

Extracurricular Activities

All students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities.  These activities include the sports of basketball, volleyball, track, baseball, softball, and cheerleading.  Band instruction is offered during the school day in conjunction with the local public school beginning in the 5th grade. 

Students sing in local churches and nursing homes, participate in school musicals, and in marching band and talent shows.

Some added benefits-
  • ALIS is fortunate to have strong parental support including an active PTL.
  • Class size averages 1:20, with one classroom at each grade level from K-8.
  • Public school bus transportation is provided within the Altamont district.
  • Hot lunches are served daily at a nominal cost.
  • ALIS enjoys a good working relationship with the public school system.
  • Non-Lutherans and Lutherans are welcome to attend ALIS.
  • Local Lutheran churches provide worship, Bible study and Sunday School opportunities.
  • Community preschool education through Frog Pond Nursery School.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,600
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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