Pilgrim Lutheran School

  • Pilgrim Lutheran School is a Christ-centered school founded by Pilgrim Lutheran Church, which believes that each child is a unique gift of God.
  • It is the purpose of Pilgrim Lutheran School to provide a strong faith based academic environment for each of its students that offers a safe place for their spirits and their minds to grow.
  • Pilgrim combines a nurturing environment with progressive programs and high academic standards.
  • The school uses a "whole child" approach, focusing on academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development based on the total well being of the child.
  • The curriculum is designed to maintain the highest academic standards.
  • It assures that faith development is an integral part of the process of growth and enables students to successfully achieve a positive place for themselves in society.
  • The school is fully accredited by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and has earned recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1921

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Pilgrim Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Clean, neat, presentable)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,500
Tuition NotesMember and multiple child discounts available.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$850
Admissions DirectorBeth Ruppe

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Dance, German Club, Guitar Classes, Science Club

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Pilgrim is a nurturing community devoted to educating every child. The small classes (one class of 18-20 per grade) allows for personalized attention. A rigorous academic program that never feels rigorous because of the supportive teachers.
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Pilgrim is an awesome school... from the small class sizes, to the rigorous academics, to the supportive community of parents... it has been a perfect atmosphere in the city for my kids
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