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Skyline of Chicago where St. Philip Lutheran School is located

While we may not have started as a school, St. Philip Lutheran has ministered to the Chicago community since 1893. Since then, we have grown beyond our expectations and are happy to share our humble history with you.

Our Timeline

  • 1893 – St. Philip Lutheran Church is established in the north side of Chicago
  • 1937 – The church opens the St. Philip Lutheran School with a total of 23 students
  • 1942 – St. Philip Lutheran officially becomes an accredited school
  • 1953 – The church completes the construction of a new building dedicated to the school
  • 1986 – St. Philip opened the Early Childhood Center to meet the needs of the local community
  • Present Day – St. Philip School provides over 200 students – from preschool to eighth grade – with spiritual, academic, and social educations each year.

Our Educational Goals

The priority of St. Philip Lutheran School is to provide each and every one of our students with a well-rounded education. It is our belief that nurturing a child spiritually, academically, and socially is required to create responsible adults who wish to contribute and lead as citizens of a global society.

  • Spiritual Education – Students are educated spiritually from the very beginning. Our early childhood students are introduced to stories of the Bible and Christian values. Our K-8 students obtain a spiritual education in their daily religion courses and weekly chapel services. Students are provided with opportunities to serve as spiritual leaders in chapel services, visits to local nursing homes, and participating in youth group activities.
  • Academic Education – While our education may begin with the FOUR R’s (reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, and religion), we certainly don’t stop there. St. Philip also offers technology, Spanish, music, and physical education courses, as well. After leaving St. Philip Lutheran School, our students are well-equipped to embrace the challenges of high school.
  • Social Education – While our students are accustomed to collaboration in the classroom, they also have opportunities for social education elsewhere. Our sports programs, clubs, and organizations such as Student Council allow our students to navigate the complex world of social interaction, preparing them to successfully function in the post-academic world.

What began as a small church has grown into a Chicago institution. We are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had to minister to, serve, and teach our community – each and every day.

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