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Bringing out the best in every child.

Where every child is seen, known, and loved.

A private early childhood, elementary, and junior high school rooted in Christian faith and service serving students in River Forest, Oak Park, Maywood, Forest Park, Elmwood 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 and 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.

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Grace at a Glance.

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.

Life at Grace

Discover more about our programs.

  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood

    We provide a nurturing, safe environment rooted in faith.

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  • Elementary

    Elementary

    We focus on the whole child—mind, body, and spirit.

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  • Junior High

    Junior High

    We prepare students to succeed in high school and beyond.

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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.

Testimonials

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

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

Grace has been an incredible fit for our family. Our three kids attend Grace and have for the past two years. The teachers and staff are incredible. The community is welcoming, tight-knit, and wonderfully supportive. The homework expectations are age-appropriate. The teachers push the students to be their best selves but never to the point of overwhelm. They are devoted to their students.

Christina, parent

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