Academic Excellence With a Heart

What Does Pilgrim Offer?

  • Safe and intimate early childhood and grade school programs
  • Academic excellence driven by the best of educational practices
  • 1:10 teacher to student ratio in early childhood
  • 1:16 teacher to student ratio in elementary school
  • Experienced and energized staff who inspire a love of learning
  • High level of service to the community and parental involvement
  • 1:1 Chromebooks or iPads for students in PreK through grade 8

Pilgrim At A Glance

Average Pilgrim Classroom Size


Acceptance into #1 High School of Choice


Total Number of Pilgrim Students


Teachers Say…

“All six and seven year olds need to see and experience that learning is fun! I strive to teach to the whole child—incorporating a ‘brain building’ classroom experience and strategies.”

Parents Say…

“I like the fact that Pilgrim is a strong community that teaches more than academics: responsibility, care, and a good balance between academic and emotional development.”

Students Say…

“I love Pilgrim because our friends become our family.”

Alumni Say…

“My seventh and eighth grade teachers instilled in me proper discussion skills and deep analytical thinking skills that have carried me through my freshman year. The competition to get into high school is tough, but with Pilgrim, you will be tougher.”

Tour Our School!

Contact us to set up an individual tour of our PreK-8th grade classrooms, learn more about our school, and meet with our principal, Mr. Comella!

This fall we are also hosting two in-person open houses on November 4th and December 2nd! Click the button below to sign up for one of these events.

Additionally, prospective parents can sign up for a Tuesday virtual coffee session with Principal Comella to discuss our programs and take a virtual tour of the school. Click the button below to sign up for a session!

Comella Among Nation’s Best K-8 Principals

Pilgrim Lutheran School’s Principal Chris Comella was named a 2018 National Distinguished Principal. Thank you to the National Association of Elementary School Principals for this honor!

Pilgrim’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Named “Best of Chicago” for the Second Time! 

Each year, the “Best of Chicago” Awards are given to local schools and businesses based both on the recommendations of people in the community and third-party data. The Chicago Award Program honors the achievements and accomplishments of organizations that make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play.

Once again, Pilgrim’s Pre-Kindergarten has been named “Best of Chicago” – having previously earned the distinction in 2018. With its play-based philosophy and “whole child” approach to learning, Pilgrim’s Early Childhood Education Program is designed to be exceptional.

“Our teachers and staff are determined to engage each early childhood and pre-Kindergarten student, and make them feel safe and valued as individuals,” says Pilgrim School Principal Chris Comella. “We deliberately keep our early childhood class sizes small and ensure that every student is supported in achieving his or her own developmentally-appropriate goals.” 

Click here to learn more about our Pre-K and early childhood programs!

Enroll your child in Pilgrim’s Pre-K program today!

Pilgrim's school principal, Chris Comella
Pilgrim Lutheran principal and Pre-K teacher with Pre-K students
Pilgrim Lutheran School "Best of Chicago" 2021 Award

Inspiring Learners in the Heart of Ravenswood

Whole Child Approach

Pilgrim focuses on all aspects of each student’s learning including the academic, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social growth of each child.

Inspired by Grace

Pilgrim welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. This affirming approach allows students to develop their own spirituality.

Serving the World

Service learning is an important part of a Pilgrim education. Pilgrim empowers students to give their time and serve their wider community.