Altamont Lutheran Interparish School

The vision of ALIS is Through the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we will equip God's children to serve as responsible Christians. To carry out God's commands, Altamont Lutheran Interparish School is guided by the following objectives: That each student may: Receive daily instruction in God's Word, bringing him/her closer to Jesus, our Savior and King, and helping each child grow in his/her unique Christian service.
Develop loving relationships with peers and teachers alike, cultivating a God-pleasing character with respect for all people.
Be prepared for Christian citizenship on earth and in heaven.
Be provided a challenging academic curriculum taught from a Christian point of view.
Be equipped to be an asset to his/her family.
Develop a strong desire for learning and to use his/her time in a God-pleasing manner.
Grow in his/her appreciation for the beauty of God's creation and in the ability to express him/her artistically.In order to meet these objectives a complete curriculum of Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, and Fine Arts is taught at ALIS. Technology instruction is given and used to enhance other subjects. This curriculum is based on the requirements of the State of Illinois and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,750
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
182 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Altamont Lutheran Interparish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
Club or Organization:
Scholar Bowl

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 onChristianeducation.
  • 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.


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.


Core subjects at ALIS includeReligion, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Altamont Lutheran Interparish School cost?
Altamont Lutheran Interparish School's tuition is approximately $3,750 for private students.
What sports does Altamont Lutheran Interparish School offer?
Altamont Lutheran Interparish School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Altamont Lutheran Interparish School?
The application deadline for Altamont Lutheran Interparish School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,750
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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