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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 3 Lutheran high schools, 48 grade schools and 47 early childhood centers, 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 708-223-3112) 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.

On behalf of churches and schools, the district is in partnership with the LCMS Ohio District to help individual church workers develop in their vocation through one-on-one coaching. Learn about our NID-Ohio CoachAdvance partnership.

Lois Stewart serves as district consultant to assist your Lutheran school in Christian curriculum development. Email her directly to request downloadable or printable materials for PK through Grade 8.

Helpful information

Go to these pages:

State Tax Credit Program

Educator Conferences

Resources for Church/School Administration


Current School Newsletter:

June 2018

For District  update information online

For Synod – Rostered commissioned workers must fill in CMIF online. Contact Rosters & Statistics at 888-843-5267 or rosters.stats@lcms.org for personal log-in access.