High School Prep

Transitioning to High School.

Preparing for Success: High School Readiness at Pilgrim.

Taking the Next Step in the Academic Journey

Pilgrim’s commitment to excellence means we go above and beyond to ensure your child is prepared for high school. Our students have exceptional test scores and a remarkable 95% acceptance rate into prestigious and competitive high school programs.

Through personalized meetings with our team of upper-grade teachers and the school principal, we assess each student’s abilities, needs, and preferences. We make sure that your child is well-prepared for high school by providing them with crucial information about enrollment criteria and emphasizing the importance of attendance records, report cards, and extracurricular activities beginning in seventh grade.

Pilgrim’s High School Advisor, Mrs. Shannon Andreen, guides each eighth-grade student and their families through the lengthy and often complicated application and selection process. We’re proud to share that every student in the Pilgrim Class of 2023 was admitted to their first-choice high school.

Not only does this speak to the talent and work ethic of our students, but it truly exemplifies the value of a Pilgrim education!

From 2007 to 2022

High School Destinations

At Pilgrim Lutheran School, we uphold academic excellence, nurture a close-knit community, instill strong character, and foster a global perspective, shaping well-rounded individuals prepared for the future.

Selective High Schools

Jones College Prep
Lane Tech College Prep
Northside College Prep
Walter Payton College Prep
Whitney Young

Private or Parochial High Schools

Beacon Academy
Chicago Academy for the Arts
DePaul College Prep
Global Citizenship Experience Lab School
Loyola Academy
Lycee Francais De Chicago
Regina Dominican
Notre Dame College Prep

Preferred CPS Schools

Alcott College Prep
Amundsen IB
Chicago High School for the Arts
Lincoln Park
Mather High School
Von Steuben
William Howard Taft IB

Charter Schools

Chicago International Charter School