Pilgrim Lutheran School, located on the Northside of Chicago, is committed to providing a strong faith-based academic environment to students from preschool through 8th grade.
Pilgrim combines safe and nurturing surroundings 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.
Small class sizes along with enthusiastic and caring teachers allow for students to explore their unique interests and gifts. Pilgrim is fully accredited by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and has earned recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,887
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1921

Student Body

Total Students
162 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Pilgrim Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Clean, neat, presentable)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Church member and multiple child discounts available.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$850
Admissions Director
Halley Williams

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Dance, German Club, Guitar Classes, Science Club
Profile last updated: 02/26/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,887
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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