Grace Lutheran School

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Grace Lutheran School in River Forest, Illinois, provides a high-quality Christian education to children in preschool through eighth grade.
Our school prepares children for a life of discipleship by helping them to grow in faith, knowledge and character.
We keep class sizes small, and provide challenging academics with supports in place to help students reach their full potential.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 215 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1896

Student Body

Total Students
215 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Grace Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
19 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Variable Tuition (VT) is a sliding scale tuition rate determined by multiple factors of a family’s financial means. Our Variable Tuition program offers an appropriate tuition level making a quality Christian school education accessible for families within our community.
Admissions Director
Jordan Easton

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Handbell Choir, Music, Musicals, Orchestra

School Notes

  • Education at Grace Lutheran School is a shared effort between teachers, students, parents and the Grace Church congregation. We seek to educate the whole student--mind, body and spirit--and to develop in students a lifelong love of learning. We strive to provide an intellectually challenging environment that is responsive to the needs of all students. We believe that learning occurs in the classroom and beyond--on the playground and playing field, in worship, in song and in service.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
My kids have attended Grace for the last 7 years and I cannot say enough great things about our experiences here. Both kids have been challenged academically, developed great friendships, been supported by teachers, and have been involved with sports, which start in 3rd grade. The variety of opportunities here give my kids an incredibly well-rounded education not just with coursework but art, German, music and sports. Both continue to strive to do their best and get insights and clear instructions from caring teachers. I couldn't imagine a better fit for our family given the amazing community we too, as parents, have experienced.
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5  
Grace has been an incredible fit for our family. Our three kids attend Grace and have for the past 2 years. The teachers and staff are incredible. The community is welcoming, tight-knit, and wonderfully supportive. The homework expectations are age appropriate. The teachers push the students to be their best selves but never to the point of overwhelm. They are devoted to their students. My kids have never felt as though their teacher wasn't fully advocating for them.
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5  
I love that Grace Lutheran is really a "christian" school. They have a diverse student body w/ families from many different denominations and backgrounds, as well as socio economic backgrounds. This school has such a great focus on the fine arts, especially for a small school! My kids have experienced things they would never have the opportunity to in public school, even in River Forest. They've gone to the Lyric, worked with clay & printmaking, and studied Shakespeare! The school also has a focus on service. There is ALWAYS some service project going on and so the kids are able to develop a consistent level of compassion throughout the years. This is such a well rounded school!
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5  
Grace offers a loving and nurturing school environment for it's students. From faith formation and character development to Christian teaching and challenging academics, we really couldn't ask for a better school for our kids. The extracurriculars are outstanding, as well, with music offerings, no-cut sports and after school enrichment programs. But probably what we enjoy the most is the family-like community that is Grace.
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5  
Grace River Forest has been an amazing school for my 3 children. We have found that the school is very collaborative and parents, students, teachers, and other staff work towards maximizing the student experience. There is a focus on hard work, character, and faith development and all staff is there to make sure no one slips through the cracks. The teachers love what they do and bring energy, compassion, and excellence to the classroom. I am blessed to have found this wonderful school for my children.
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5  
Grace school is a welcoming and inclusive place, where my children thrive as learners, friends, and members of their school community.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 215 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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