Admissions

“Welcome!”

We are glad that you have taken an interest in St. John’s Lutheran School. 

St. John’s works hard to provide a quality Christian learning environment for interested families.  The admissions process is designed to help you get to know what St. John’s can provide for your student, while also giving us a chance to get to know you and your family.  We have found that a solid relationship between our school and the families we serve, helps to ensure that St. John’s will be able to meet the specific education needs of new 21st-Century Learners.

So…look around the website and then call our school at 847-741-7633 to talk with our admissions counselor, schedule a tour of our campus, and see first hand why St. John’s is an excellent opportunity for your child.

Enrollment Process

Let’s get started!

We welcome the opportunity to walk with your family through this time of exploration and enrollment.

Enrollment is an easy three-step process that students must complete before they are considered enrolled with the final decision on acceptance being the responsibility of the administrator.

St. John’s Lutheran School admits students in accordance with its non-discrimination policy and in compliance with the following two requirements. Students must meet the current Illinois age and enrollment requirements. Transfer students must have satisfactorily completed the previously enrolled grade and provide evidence of the ability to achieve satisfactorily at the grade level for which they are applying.

Step 1 – Apply

The first step in the process is for the prospective family to work with our Admissions Counselor to receive, complete, and submit the enrollment application and schedule a campus visit.

You can reach our Admissions Counselor by calling (847) 741-7633 or by filling out the “Visit Us!” form.

Step 2 – Meet

A family meeting with the administrator will be scheduled. At this meeting, the administrator and parents will discuss academic, social, and spiritual goals along with the expectations of St. John’s Lutheran School. Special needs, if there are any, will be shared so that the administrator can determine whether or not the school can meet these special needs. A tuition payment plan will also be selected at this time.

If the student is transferring from another school, the records request form must be completed and sent to the previously attended school. Once the administrator receives the records and reviews them, parents will be notified regarding acceptance. Further evaluation of the student may be necessary at this point. If the school year begins before the student’s records are received, the student is allowed to attend St. John’s Lutheran School under the conditions described by the Enrollment Probationary Period Policy.

Step 3 – Acceptance

Following acceptance, all of the remaining registration materials need to be completed and/or submitted to the Admissions Counselor accompanied by the appropriate registration fees.

Tuition & Fees

Registration fees cover all of the expenses involved with school that are not related to the salary and benefits of the staff.  This would include textbooks, school technology upgrades, and expenses, paper, copier maintenance, teaching resources, conferences and memberships, ink and toner, etc.  We have tried to be as fair and accurate as possible in our forecasting, as these expenses vary from year to year. There are also additional fees based on consumption and activities for specific grades.

Registration Fee

Preschool - 2 to 3 Days
$365

Register before June 15, 2021, and receive a $50 discount.

Preschool - 4 Days
$425

Register before June 15, 2021, and receive a $50 discount.

Preschool - 5 Days
$475

Register before June 15, 2021, and receive a $50 discount.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade
$475

Register before June 15, 2021, and receive a $50 discount.

Additional Fees

Preschool & KG Milk Fee
$30
Grades 2 & 3 Swim Fee
$55
3rd Grade Recorder Fee
$15
Technology Fee
KG: $50, Grade 1-8: $150
8th Grade Graduation Fee
$30
New Family Application Fee
$50

2021-2022 Tuition

The tuition that families pay covers the salary and benefits of our faculty and staff. This is certainly not the full expense of running a school and educating each student. Last year, the average cost of educating a student in preschool through 8th grade was $7,300. Not one family pays that much tuition per child. The difference is made up by St. John’s Lutheran Church and profits from each one of the several fundraisers run by the school every year.

Half Day Preschool

2 Half Days/Week
$1,325
3 Half Days/Week
$1,825
4 Half Days/Week
$2,325
5 Half Days/Week
$2,825

Full Day Preschool

2 Full Days/Week
$2,650
3 Full Days/Week
$3,650
4 Full Days/Week
$4,650
5 Full Days/Week
$5,450

Kindergarten – Grade 8

One Child
$5,450
Two Children
$9,250
Each Additional Child
+$1,950

Grants & Financial Aid

Through the generous donations of St. John’s alumni families and the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church, grants and financial aid are available.  Families who need additional financial assistance are encouraged to contact the school office for more details.