St. John's Lutheran School

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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1876

Student Body

Total Students124 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. John's Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Collared shirt and dark pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,720
Tuition NotesDiscounts available for: active Christian church membership, multiple students, referrals, etc..
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaniel Friend


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. John's Lutheran School is St. Ladislaus School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of Victory (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kids In Harmony Day School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Kids In Harmony Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 81 students
    0.1 miles
    4330 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773) 685-8812
    0.1 PK-K
  • Chicago
    Fairyland Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 65 students
    0.2 miles
    4350 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773) 725-1246
    0.2 PK-K
  • Chicago
    Our Lady Of Victory
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 227 students
    0.3 miles
    4434 N Laramie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 283-2229
    0.3 PK-8
  • Chicago
     St. Edward School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 393 students
    0.7 miles
    4343 W Sunnyside Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 736-9133
    0.7 PK-8
  • Chicago
    St. Bartholomew School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8
    1 miles
    4941 W Patterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773) 282-9373
    1 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
GREAT teachers and high quality education. Christ is the center of St. John's education.
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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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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $8,521 for elementary schools and $16,816 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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