Faith. Knowledge. Character.

Looking for a Private Elementary or Junior High School?

Grace Lutheran is an affordable, PK-8th grade, private Christian school located in River Forest, IL.
Currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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What we strive for.


We center our lives around God’s grace and love. We worship God in daily devotions, prayer, and weekly chapel services. Children learn the story of Jesus’ love for us in religion classes. We put our faith into action in service projects and in the way we live with one another every day.

Academically rigorous

We provide challenging academics in an environment responsive to the unique needs of our students. Through individualized attention and support, our students consistently test well above national averages and are admitted into prestigious, college-preparatory high schools throughout the area.


We teach children to care for one another and for our world. We support and encourage them to be servant leaders, always striving to be an example for others. Whether in the classroom or on the playground, we guide our students as they learn to serve, stand up for each other, and take responsibility for their actions.

Grace has been such a blessing for our family. We came to Grace with a fourth grader, a second grader, and a junior kindergartener. Our oldest struggled with reading prior to starting at Grace, but after just a year she has made tremendous strides and thoroughly enjoys reading now. The teachers and staff do not just care about the academic strides the students make. They care deeply about the students themselves and the entire family. Grace truly is a wonderful community and I am so glad we found them!


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

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