About St Paul Lutheran School


Parent/Student Handbook

pdf file

Dress Code

pdf file


“The mission of St. Paul Lutheran School is to provide excellence in Christian education, equipping young people to impact their world for the Lord Jesus Christ.”


Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Matthew 28:19 – “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

God has commanded parents to “bring them (children) up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”. St. Paul Lutheran School exists to assist parents/guardians in this God-pleasing task. To accomplish this, St. Paul Lutheran School provides instruction in the Word of God, instruction in secular school subjects from a Christian perspective, and worship opportunities through our school and sponsoring congregations. Through regular religion classes and confirmation instruction, children are led to know Christ as their risen Savior and are prepared for adult communicant church membership. Christ-centered attitudes and habits are nurtured through relationships with other Christian students and the guidance of Christian teachers. The duty to bring up a child rests primarily on the parents and then on the church. St. Paul Lutheran School is an extension of both the home and the church. It is the goal of St. Paul Lutheran School to provide academic excellence in a Christ-centered atmosphere. At St. Paul Lutheran School, students are challenged spiritually, academically, and physically to reach their God-given potential.


Academic excellence will be achieved through these goals:

  • Use the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Savior, as the focal point of all we do.

  • Provide an atmosphere of academic excellence that enables the student to successfully make the transition to the next academic level.

  • Establish a line of communication between parents, teachers, and students to continually assess the student’s needs and academic progress.

  • Create a safe environment that allows students to reach their full academic potential.

  • Teach students necessary skills to become independent and self-motivated young Christian people.

  • Implement Christian discipline in a firm and loving manner in school, and encouraging parents to do the same at home.

  • Involve students in a variety of constructive activities in and out of the classroom.


St. Paul Lutheran Church of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, elects members to the St. Paul School Board. The school principal serves as the administrative officer of St. Paul Lutheran School and executes the policies determined by the St. Paul Lutheran Church Voters’ Assembly, the St. Paul Board of Directors, and the St. Paul School Board.


St. Paul Lutheran School was founded in 1903, and served the congregation and community until 2011. In 2011 St. Paul Lutheran School consolidated with Jehovah Lutheran School, Messiah Lutheran School, and Our Saviour Lutheran School to form Lutheran Unity School Association, which operated two campuses (one at St. Paul), and continued the proud tradition of Christian academic excellence begun by those four schools. Upon suspension of operations by Lutheran Unity School Association in 2017, St. Paul Lutheran Church assumed governance of the St. Paul (West) Campus, and again organized under the St. Paul Lutheran School name. St. Paul Lutheran Church now operates the Christian elementary school (PK-8) located at 5650 N. Canfield in the Norwood Park neighborhood. The prayers and support of our congregation allow us to continue to provide the opportunity for Lutheran Christian education in the Norwood Park community on the northwest side of Chicago.


St. Paul Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

St. Paul Lutheran School takes its non-discrimination policy seriously. The School Board is responsible for implementation of the non-discrimination policy and addresses any concerns in this area.