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Mission-driven Lutheran schools

The district education office works hand in hand with pastor and administrator teams to strengthen mission in Lutheran schools. Within the district there are 2 Lutheran high schools, 40 grade schools and 33 early childhood centers, and Concordia University Chicago, which collectively serve over 12,000 students. More than 1,000 administrators and teachers serve in those schools.

Go to our locations page for map of LCMS schools in northern Illinois.

Please contact (email or 708-223-3110) the district education office:

  • When ready to evaluate, nurture and strengthen your school’s mission in your community
  • When planning to call new staff
  • When there are LCMS rostered staff changes
  • When there are opportunities to work collaboratively with others to strengthen Lutheran school ministry and outreach

Keith Wilharm serves as coordinator for district schools desiring to earn and maintain Lutheran school accreditation. Please email him directly. Download Introduction to National Lutheran School Accreditation (PDF) for more information.




LuthEd is a website managed by the LCMS Office of Education. It has many valuable and useful tools that you can use in your school. This website gets updated regularly to give you the most recent information for our Lutheran schools. Visit their website at www.luthed.org.

Helpful information

Go to these pages:

Access LCMS resources

Educator Conferences and Seminars

Hearts for Jesus

Online offering/payment page for schools

Resources for Church/School Administration

State Tax Credit Program


School Ministry Update

Spring 2024

School Newsletter

June 6, 2024