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St. John Lutheran School

St. John Lutheran School is a coeducational private Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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St. John Lutheran School says

St John 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 achieve. 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 Luther North, Northside College Prep, Lane Tech and Loyola Academy, to name a few.


Meeting and exceeding common core standards with our traditional Christ-centered education - including art, music, foreign language, and physical education.

Mission Statement

St. John's Lutheran School exists to help families pass their faith in the Lord Jesus to their children through a Christ-centered educational program and to help the children fully develop their God-given gifts.

Admission Tests Information

Grades 2 - 8 require an admissions test.

Extracurricular Information

At St. John's Lutheran School, we are committed to helping children fully develop their God-given gifts spiritually, academically, physically, and through the creativity of the fine arts. Our extracurricular activities include: hand bells, Scouts, STEM, band, game club, Lego club, chess club, cooking club, creative writing, musicals, and more.

Financial Aid Information

Information available upon request.

Sibling Preference and Discount Information

Multi-student discounts for full-time families.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (773) 736-1196

Admission Considerations

Important: Admissions Tests

Also Considered: Academic GPA, School Record



Academic Calendar: Semester

Student Services

Student Services
    Academic Support Services
  • Teacher assistance and Title 1 available.
  • Computer Services
  • Dedicated computer lab and computers in every classroom.
  • Counseling Services
  • Weekly counseling services available through Genesis counseling services.
  • Facilities
  • Fully handicapped accessible, on-site bowling alley, gym, and playground.
  • Libraries
  • Over 10,000 volume library on-site.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 183
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 34
Kindergarten 20
1 14
2 21
3 18
4 14
5 16
6 26
7 11
8 9

St. John Lutheran School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. John Lutheran School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 56%
Multi-racial 8%
Hispanic/Latino 28%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 5%
Principal   Douglass Markworth


St. John's is a member of The Lutheran School Leagues which consists of 10 Chicago Lutheran schools. We compete in basketball, volleyball, bowling, cheer leading, track, and cross country.
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

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