St. John Lutheran School

Proudly celebrating 50 years of Christian education in Libertyville!
St. John Lutheran School, located in Libertyville, is a private Christian school for children from preschool through 8th grade.
At St. John, we believe in providing a Christ-centered education that fosters intellectual curiosity in a safe and nurturing environment. Our experienced and caring teachers are dedicated to getting to know each child individually, allowing us to create personalized learning experiences tailored to their unique strengths and interests.
We are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence where students are challenged to reach their full potential. Through innovative teaching methods, personalized instruction, and a rigorous curriculum, we empower students to excel in their studies and to develop critical thinking skills that will serve them well in high school, college, and beyond.
St. John has achieved and maintains exemplary WELSSA and NCPSA accreditation, and we are proud to offer a transformative STEM curriculum through Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Additionally, our SEVP-certified international school program extends our reach to students from diverse backgrounds across the globe.
With small class sizes and a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our teachers are able to provide individualized attention and support to every student. Through differentiated instruction and additional resources, we ensure that each child receives the assistance they need to succeed academically.
At St. John, we embrace a multigrade classroom model, providing numerous benefits for our students. Younger children are inspired by the achievements of their older peers, while older students benefit from reinforcing their knowledge and skills through teaching younger classmates. This approach fosters academic growth, social development, and strong teacher-student relationships.
As a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), St. John is part of a longstanding tradition of Christian education spanning over 150 years. WELS manages one of the largest private school systems in the United States, with hundreds of early childhood centers, elementary schools, and high schools nationwide.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about St. John Lutheran School and the exceptional Christian education we offer. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personal tour. We look forward to welcoming you to the St. John family!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 91 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,375
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

St. John Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
91 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
common sense clothing

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Principal
Admissions Associate
Office Administrator
Endowment Size
$0.200 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue, Lil' Language Scholars, Lutheran Boy Pioneers, Lutheran Girl Pioneers

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Piano Lessons, Talent Show, Theatrical Performances, Young Rembrandts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Proudly celebrating 50 years of Christian education in Libertyville!
  • St. John Lutheran School, located in Libertyville, is a private Christian school for children from preschool through 8th grade.
  • At St. John, we believe in providing a Christ-centered education that fosters intellectual curiosity in a safe and nurturing environment.Our experienced and caring teachers are dedicated to getting to know each child individually, allowing us to create personalized learning experiences tailored to their unique strengths and interests.
  • We are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence where students are challenged to reach their full potential. Through innovative teaching methods, personalized instruction, and a rigorous curriculum, we empower students to excel in their studies and to develop critical thinking skills that will serve them well in high school, college, and beyond.
  • St. John has achieved and maintains exemplary WELSSA and NCPSAaccreditation, and we are proud to offer a transformative STEM curriculum through Project Lead the Way (PLTW).Additionally, our SEVP-certified international school program extends our reach to students from diverse backgrounds across the globe.
  • With small class sizes and a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our teachers are able to provide individualized attention and support to every student.Through differentiated instruction and additional resources, we ensure that each child receives the assistance they need to succeed academically.
  • At St. John, we embrace a multigrade classroom model, providing numerous benefits for our students.Younger children are inspired by the achievements of their older peers, while older students benefit from reinforcing their knowledge and skills through teaching younger classmates.This approach fosters academic growth, social development, and strong teacher-student relationships.
  • As a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), St. John is part of a longstanding tradition of Christian education spanning over 150 years.WELS manages one of the largest private school systems in the United States, with hundreds of early childhood centers, elementary schools, and high schools nationwide.
  • We invite you to explore our website to learn more about St. John Lutheran School and the exceptional Christian education we offer. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personal tour.We look forward to welcoming you to the St. John family!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John Lutheran School cost?
St. John Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $6,375 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. John Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of St. John Lutheran School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.
What sports does St. John Lutheran School offer?
St. John Lutheran School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for St. John Lutheran School?
The application deadline for St. John Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
My family has had a great experience at St. John's in a variety of ways. Trusted teachers, a safe environment, solid biblical instruction, & an environment that cultivates holistic health for each of my children. Finding the right educational environment for your children can be so hard nowadays, so let me save you some time. Just go to St. John's! Mark L. - Parent in Libertyville
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5  
We are so happy that our first grandchild is attending St. John. As a family who has a long history of Christian faith-based education, we value that he is being educated in that warmth of Christian love at St. John. We are extremely impressed with the educational quality, musical emphasis, and diversity. We loved attending our grandson's first Grandparents Day!
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5  
Our son is in preschool at St. John, and we plan to send both him and our younger daughter through their grade school years. As young professionals, we value the high-quality, accredited education in a small classroom provided by St. John, and, as Christians, we value the Christ-centered, safe and caring environment in which that excellent education is taught. St. John combines both in a community-centered setting with great teachers who truly care about their students and love to invest in their intellectual education and spiritual foundation.
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5  
This school is like a big family. It is a throwback in terms of the hands on approach to learning but also advanced in what they learn. We are so thankful to have our children at St. John's.
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5  
I have two children who attend St. John's in Libertyville. St. John's is a true hidden gem. The academics are advanced compared to the highly rated public schools nearby. The parents are very involved, the principal and teachers go above and beyond because they care for the students. The tuition is very affordable as well. We love this school.
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5  
Positioned in a prime location in the heart of Libertyville, St. John Lutheran School is surrounded by top-rated, highly sought after public schools, but still stands out. Relocating with five school-aged children put finding the right schools at the top of our priority list. Libertyville public schools stood out among those in other northern-Chicago suburbs, but dull in comparison to what St. John has to offer. While surpassing the academic standards of public schools, St. John Lutheran School also offers low student-teacher ratio, individualized instruction which allows children to work at their own pace and unique level, and highly-educated, well-seasoned, kind and compassionate teachers. Despite the safeguards put in place to protect the safety and wellbeing of their students and staff, St. John offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all who enter. The principal and staff meet and greet students and parents both before and after class allowing constant, open communication. The students not only learn about various cultures and ethnicities through text book exploration, but through visiting with the child sitting to their right or left. They are given the opportunity to respect and appreciate their differences while discovering what makes them very much the same. The strong biblical foundation and Christ-like values instilled by the Pastor, Principal, teachers, and staff at St. John makes us all part of one family.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 91 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,375
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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