Best Private Preschool and Elementary School on the Northwest Side of Chicago
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.
What makes St. John's Unique?
In person and virtual learning during COVID-19 with safety precautions in place
11:1 student to teacher ratio
Diverse student population
Average of 18 years of teacher experience
Welcoming and loving environment
SMART Boards and Chromebooks in grades 1-8
Excellent music, art, and foreign language programs
Extensive extracurriculars that include a variety of sports, music, and art activities
Preschool and Pre-K programs that offer various schedules to accommodate families
High School Prep program (grades 6-8) that successfully prepares students for Chicago's top selective enrollment high schools
Register for the 2021/22 School Year!
Enrollment for in person learning during the 2021/22 school year is now open to returning and new families in our preschool through 8th grade classes! Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so apply early to secure your child's spot!
If you are a new family, you will need to meet with our principal, Mr. Green, before we can accept your application. Click on "Schedule a Tour" below to visit our school and meet with Mr. Green. You can also attend our Open House on April 24 to meet with our teachers. Sign up for a 15 minute timeslot through the button below.
"St. John's is more than a school and a religious community. We are a Christian family made up of many different faith, ethnic, and income backgrounds. Our mission is lived out daily. We strive to empower, enlighten, and enrich our students , providing them with the essential skills they need to become Christ-centered and productive citizens.
I invite you to visit the school and see for yourself what St. John's is all about."
St. John's kindergarten teacher, Leslee Johnson, was selected as the 2018 Distinguished Early Childhood Teacher by the Lutheran Education Association!
"Not only does Mrs. Johnson give our children the best education possible, she also teaches them what it means to be a Christian. She shows compassion and shares the love of God so naturally. It is remarkable to see how much children grow and learn, both educationally and spiritually, in her class throughout the year." - St. John's alumnus and parent
We are so proud of Mrs. Johnson as well as our entire teaching staff who dedicate their energy and love to our students every day!