Junior High School

Preparing students for high school and beyond.

A balanced education.

We combine rigorous academics with faith-based learning to ensure students are ready for the future. We guide our junior high students to live out their faith in all aspects of life—academics, sports and other activities, and service to lower grades and the community. They learn to navigate between successes and challenges, make responsible and ethical choices, and advocate for themselves as they enter high school.

Grades 7-8

We teach our seventh and eighth graders how to balance academics with commitments to church, family and friends. Our teachers provide individual attention and opportunities for students to work independently. Our challenging curriculum includes a two-year study of American history, multiple levels of math instruction, and high-school level research papers and reading assignments that require critical thinking. In science, students dissect a frog and a sheep’s heart and build a roller coaster. They also take a trip to Springfield, Illinois, explore interesting places in Chicago, and study German. They’re given opportunities to lead in the school community and serve others. Throughout their junior high years, students are encouraged to seek God’s will for their lives in all that they do.

Hear from our families.

Even though we live in a highly regarded public school district, we have never regretted the money we give to send our kids to Grace. My husband and I are both teachers ourselves and can’t say enough about having our kids in an environment that is small enough to individualize instruction, tend to their spiritual selves, and encourage their participation in everything from basketball to handbells. I can’t say enough about the top-notch teachers who set high standards while also loving our kids fiercely.

Amy, 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

Grace offers a loving and nurturing school environment for its students. From faith formation and character development to Christian teaching and challenging academics, we really couldn’t ask for a better school for our kids. The extracurriculars are outstanding as well, with music offerings, no-cut sports and after-school enrichment programs. But probably what we enjoy the most is the family-like community that is Grace.

Esther, parent

Frequently asked questions.

What is Grace Lutheran’s student-teacher ratio?

Our student-teacher ratio is 9:1. Because of this, our teachers have the opportunity to truly know and understand each child, allowing them to build lasting relationships and help develop each child’s gifts and abilities fully.

How can I see the school?

We want you to see the many things our school has to offer. We are scheduling in-person tours by appointment. Contact us to schedule a personal tour.

When should I begin the admissions process?

We begin accepting applications one year prior to the start of the school year in which the new student will be enrolled. It is best to complete the application process as early as possible, as classes fill quickly. Applications, materials and assessments must be completed and returned at least two weeks before the first day of school.

Where do I begin?

The first step is to complete our inquiry form online, or contact our school office  at (708) 366-6900. We will answer your questions, and walk you through the application and enrollment process.

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