About Us

A Private School Gem on Chicago’s Northside

School Mission Statement
We provide a high quality education in a nurturing Christian community so that each student will make positive contributions as a courageous and active member of society.

What is Academic Excellence with a Heart?
Pilgrim uses a “whole child” approach that focuses on the academic, spiritual, emotional, and social development of each child. As a result, we have a 95% acceptance rate of graduates into their #1 choice high school. Faith development is also an integral part of the Pilgrim experience. By teaching students through the lens of faith, our students understand the importance of serving to their communities and they learn to seek out ways to help others.

Our Philosophy
Here at Pilgrim, we pride ourselves on our small class sizes and a teacher to student ratio of 1:10 in our Early Childhood Program and a 1:16 ratio in grades 1-8. We have incorporated mixed grade classrooms in grades 1-8 with separate level reading and math classes. This successful approach has produced above average test scores.

We welcome all students regardless of faith, race, gender, or orientation.

Providing Academic Excellence with a Heart since 1921

“Pilgrim Lutheran School is a hidden gem in the city! The teachers and staff are incredible! Our kids have had amazing development academically, socially, and emotionally. If you are looking for a small, challenging, and nurturing environment for your child, please check out Pilgrim!”

Katie W., parent

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For more information, give us a call at (773) 477-4824 or fill out our online contact form.

We are a Chicago private school fully accredited by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. In addition, we’ve also earned recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education.