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Located in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago, St. John's Lutheran School has been providing quality, private education since 1876.
The preschool through eighth grade programs offer small class sizes and individualized attention that allow students to flourish in a safe and loving environment.
St. John's seeks to help families pass their faith in the Lord Jesus to their children through a Christ-centered educational program and to help children fully develop their God-given gifts.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,720
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1876

Student Body

Total Students
147 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. John's Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Collared shirt and dark pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounts available for: multiple children in one family
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,400
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Amanda Hays

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, STEM Scouts

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting Club, Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama productions, Guitar Lessons, Handbell Choir, Piano Lessons, Ukulele lessons, Voice Lessons

School Notes

  • St John's Lutheran School encourages Christian fellowship as one of the most powerful factors in building character. We want children to enjoy the feeling of "being a child" as they grow and learn. We are proud of our students. As graduating 8th grade students leave St. John's, they regularly qualify for placement in Chicago's top academically-competitive high schools, such as Northside College Prep, Lane Tech, and Loyola Academy, to name a few.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
GREAT teachers and high quality education. Christ is the center of St. John's education.
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5  
When I toured the school 5 years ago, I had no idea how St. John's would become more than just a school for my kids, but my extended family.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,720
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,758 for elementary schools and $16,841 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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