Grace Lutheran School, at the corner of Division and Bonnie Brae in River Forest, serves children from age three through eighth grade.

The curriculum combines rigorous academics with faith-based learning and worship. Our robust arts and athletics programs immerse students in music, sports, and visual arts. As children learn from many points of view they grow in compassion and creativity. We are committed to providing opportunities to discover and celebrate diversity and make our school a place where every child feels a sense of belonging.

Grace offers a full-day kindergarten program and morning classes for three and four-year olds, with an optional afternoon program.

In grades 1-8, a strong core curriculum challenges children academically, while the school’s supportive environment and high expectations help students achieve their best. A resource teacher and part-time reading specialist provide small-group and individual instruction for
children who need additional supports. Grace School students consistently perform above national averages on standardized tests, and Grace grads succeed at competitive area high schools in the city and suburbs.

Sports teams are open to all interested participants in grades 5-8. The track and cross country teams include third and fourth graders. Extended care is available until 6 p.m. Before-school care opens at 7 a.m.

Grace School is hosting an open house for prospective families on Sunday, January 30, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. It’s an opportunity for parents of elementary and preschool-age children to tour the building and talk with teachers, the principal, and parents of current Grace students.

The school is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. For more information come to the open house, call the school office (708-366-6900), or visit

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