Rockford Lutheran School

Rockford Lutheran is the school where students of all faiths, ethnicities and national origin can find academic challenge and perform to their potential.
It's also where they can explore their God given talents with a broad range of athletics and extracurricular activities.
Rockford Lutheran offers: six year study in French and Spanish, with Spanish offered in PreK through high school. Music, Art and Drama from grade PreK through high school more than 70% of Junior and Senior High students participate in extracurricular activities computer courses from grade school through high school Athletics Grades 5 and 6 compete in Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference Junior High compete in Northern Conference Senior High compete in Big Northern Conference.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
748 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Rockford Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics II, AP Statisitcs, AP U.S. History, Bio 110: Principles of Biology (Dual Credit), Chem 115: General Chemistry (Dual Credit), Phy 110: Principles of Physics (Dual Credit), Span 102: Beginning Spanish II (Dual Credit)
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform Dress Code policy

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please see our website for information at or contact the school for current tuition rates and tuition assistance at 815-877-9551, ext. 158.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs vary by program and camp. See our website for details in the Spring
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Julie Behmer
Endowment Size
$1.7 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Tri M Music Honor Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bass Fishing Team

School Notes

Making a choice for Rockford Lutheran is making a choice to be part of an exceptional college preparatory education in a challenging and inspiring Christian environment. We are large enough to offer multiple classrooms per grade level and a comprehensive high school program with a wealth of fine arts and athletics opportunities. Yet, we are intimate enough that every student is known by name, loved, and shown that they are valued each and every day.Founded in 1964, Rockford Lutheran School is proudly grounded in the Lutheran tradition of Christian education, but is open to students of all faith backgrounds. All programs and activities of the school are infused with our values of keeping Christ at the center, seeking excellence in all endeavors, valuing harmony and diversity, living lives of service to others.
  • Open to all faiths,
  • Rockford Lutheran School prepares students to become the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Rockford Lutheran offers an accelerated honors program with exceptional athletic and award winning fine art programs including drama, choir, band and orchestra.
  • Rockford Lutheran offeres 8 Dual Credit courses offering transcripted credit through Concordia University. Courses currently in the Dual Credit Program include: English Literature, Composition, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistice, Economics Government and Psychology.
  • We also offer 41 honors courses in grades 6-12 nad 13 High School level courses for Junior High students.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • James Robinson - Record holder in State IHSA and NFL running back.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rockford Lutheran School cost?
Rockford Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $8,500 for private students and $180 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Rockford Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of Rockford Lutheran School is 90%, which is equal to the national average of 90%.
Who are famous alumni from Rockford Lutheran School?
Rockford Lutheran School famous alumni include: James Robinson.
What sports does Rockford Lutheran School offer?
Rockford Lutheran School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Rockford Lutheran School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.
What is Rockford Lutheran School's ranking?
Rockford Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Rockford Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Rockford Lutheran School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I have two boys attending Rockford Lutheran Academy and I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. The teachers are wonderful to them and they are both challenged academically. There is homework almost every night but overall we are very happy with the school and can comfortably recommend it to anyone. Well worth the money.
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I havea daughter in 7th grade. My husband and I are very pleased with the school and also the other children and parents. This school reminds me of the type of school I attended 30 years ago. It is a safe environment where inappropriate behavior is not tolerated.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Rockford, IL is $5,675 for elementary schools and $7,320 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rockford, IL is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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