Bringing out the best in every child.

The Grace impact.

Where every child is seen, known, and loved.

A private preschool, elementary, and junior high school rooted in Christian faith and service serving students in Oak Park, River Forest, Maywood, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Chicago, and many other surrounding communities. We take a whole-child approach to education, providing each student with individual care and attention.

Strong academics.
Compassionate character.

Our curriculum combines rigorous academics with faith-based learning and worship. Our robust arts and athletics programs immerse students in music, sports, and visual arts. At Grace Lutheran School, our students grow into well-rounded individuals, ready to continue learning, serving, and growing in their faith.

A diverse, welcoming community.

We believe children grow in compassion and creativity when they learn from many perspectives and points of view. We are committed to providing opportunities to discover and celebrate diversity. To be a place where every child feels a sense of belonging and every family is connected.


This is our first year at Grace Lutheran School and in private education in general. I can not express how well our child has transitioned. From academia to after school activities, the experience has been spectacular! The school curriculum aligns with our vision for a good education. There is a focus on learning, mentoring, and guidance to help our child adjust and excel as an individual student. Grace is preparing her with techniques and learning that provides her with good life skills. The sports program has been great for her mind and body. We have seen the significant and positive influence that Grace School has had on our child. The entire staff and student body at Grace welcomed our child with open arms. We feel right at home.

Ursula, parent of 5th Grade student

My kids have attended Grace for the last seven years and I cannot say enough great things about our experiences here. Both kids have been challenged academically, developed great friendships, been supported by teachers, and have been involved with sports, which start in third grade. The variety of opportunities here give my kids an incredibly well-rounded education…Both continue to strive to do their best and get insights and clear instructions from caring teachers. I couldn’t imagine a better fit for our family.

Mary, parent

We could not be happier at Grace! Our children are receiving an amazing education with a strong focus on academics AND character. Every child has a different way of learning and the teachers and staff at Grace understand that. They see each child as an individual and support them as needed so they can succeed. It’s a wonderful school and community!

Emily, Parent

What makes us stand out.

Small Class Sizes

Our small classes allow our teachers to get to know and work with each student, while also providing opportunities for individualized instruction.

MAP Test Scores

In 2020-21, 80% of our students scored above the national average for math, reading, and language on MAP tests. More than 20% scored in the 90th percentile or higher.

Committed to Diversity

Our school serves a diverse body of students across neighborhoods, cultures, races, income levels, and religious backgrounds.