Bethel Lutheran School

  • Bethel Lutheran School offers a Christian Education for the whole child.
  • Students in the school find identity, purpose, and power for their lives by living in God's grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
  • The education is well rounded and provides spiritual instruction, intellectual achievement, social interaction, emotional development, physical education, and aesthetic experiences.
  • We, as believers and disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His Body here at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, in response to His Commission to make disciples of all peoples and in awareness of our unique, collective gifts, clearly see the mission before us to worship to grow to serve.

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Bethel Lutheran School places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students359 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Bethel Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio24:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pekin
    Good Shepherd Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 173 students
    9.7 miles
    3201 Court St
    Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 347-2020
    9.7 PK-8
  • Morton
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 244 students
    0.6 miles
    233 E Greenwood St
    Morton, IL 61550
    (309) 263-8442
    0.6 PK-8
  • Washington
     St Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 245 students
    8.5 miles
    100 Harvey Street
    Washington, IL 61571
    (309) 444-4345
    8.5 PK-8

School Reviews

I am so thankful my children have had the opportunity to attend Bethel. All four of my children have attended or are attending the school. I believe Bethel excels academically, but even more importantly instills Godly character in every part of their life. They receive a strong foundation Biblically, and enter into the High School very well prepared academically and confident on who they are. The teachers passionately invest in their students and likewise require a lot from the students. Bethel has definitely been worth the investment!
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,288 for elementary schools and $12,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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