2017-2018 School Year

Tuition & Fees

Additional information can be found in the Student Handbook

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, 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.


Preschool - 1 to 3 Days $280
Preschool - 4 Days $340
Preschool - 5 Days $395
Kindergarten - 8th Grade $395


There are also additional fees based on consumption and activities for specific grades.


Preschool & Kindergarten Milk Fee $30
8th Grade Graduation Fee $30
Grades 2 & 3 Swim Fee $50
New Family Application Fee $50
Middle School Technology Fee $125


To begin the enrollment process, we require the enrollment form and $100 of the registration fees.  This $100 holds your child’s place and is non-refundable.  The remainder is due in full by June 17th.  Returning families will pay an additional $25 per child for registration fees paid after June 16th, 2017.  Registration must be paid in full on Registration Day, which is Thursday, August 3rd.



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.  The average cost of educating a student in preschool through 8th grade for the 2016-2017 school year was $6,700.  Not one family pays that much tuition. The difference is made up by St. John’s Lutheran Church and profit from each one of the several fundraisers run by the school every year.  

TUITION 2017-2018

Preschool - Half Days Preschool - Full Days
2 Half Days/Week $1,045 2 Full Days/Week $2,030
3 Half Days/Week $1,550 3 Full Days/Week $2,990
4 Half Days/Week $2,050 4 Full Days/Week $3,910
5 Half Days/Week $2,505 5 Full Days/Week $4,740


KG - Grade 8
One Child $4,740
Two Children $8,115
Each Additional Child +$1,625



Families who need additional financial assistance are encouraged to contact the school office for more details.  Please do not contact the office until your 2016 taxes have been filed, as a copy of your tax forms is used in part to determine your financial need.


If you have any questions, please contact us.
1 (847) 741-7633
St. John's Lutheran School
109 N Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120

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