St. Paul Lutheran School is owned and operated by St. Paul Lutheran Church and governed by the St. Paul Lutheran Congregation. As an educational arm of the church, St. Paul Lutheran School provides quality education with the goal that students develop spiritually, mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically to their fullest potential. St. Paul Lutheran School cooperates with the church and home to instill in students Christian values, beliefs, and actions so that they live meaningful, productive, Christ-filled lives. St. Paul Lutheran School is staffed with qualified Christian teachers and approved by the State of Illinois and the Northern Illinois District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
St. Paul Lutheran School was begun in 1886 by the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. They wanted to have a place to send their children where they could receive a good education in a Christian atmosphere. They also wanted to provide a mission outreach to families of the community.
St. Paul Lutheran School exists today for the same reasons. We work with parents in giving children a well-rounded education, in making them disciples of Jesus, and in teaching them how to live meaningful lives. The Lord has blessed our efforts for 135 years, and we are confident He will continue to do so. St. Paul offers daily religion classes as well as classes in the traditional curricular areas. St. Paul believes that a Christian education is more than having religion classes. It is the Christ-centered attitude of the teachers, students, and parents that makes our school work. St. Paul students know their teachers and classmates are working together to grow together in the love and life of Christ. Our school is here to serve the needs of the students and their families in a Christ-like fashion, not simply to provide an alternative to the public schools in the area. Many of our present church members initially came to our church as a result of our school. They felt the need to worship as a family and felt welcomed at our church as well as our school. We hope and pray that our efforts will help people form closer relationships with the Lord. We also hope that families of our students will be drawn into worship with us each Sunday. That is also our wish and prayer for you.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend St. Paul's School 10. The combined average score for the class of 2018 was in the 74th percentile. 9. St. Paul is fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation program. 8. The faculty averages 16 years of teaching experience. 7. St. Paul offers school bus service. 6. St. Paul offers extended care service beginning at 7 am and ending at 6 pm daily. 5. St. Paul provides a safe, Christian environment. 4. Tuition rates are affordable. Scholarships are available from the Alumni Association Fund and CLEF. 3. Participation in fundraisers is not mandatory. 2. St. Paul offers a fine interscholastic sports program and music ministry. 1. St. Paul works with the family to educate the minds, strengthen the bodies, and nurture the souls of its students.