Admissions Process

You want your child to think critically, solve real world problems and creatively express himself while showing love for his neighbors.

We do too.

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Virtual Admissions Sessions

Chicago parents have been choosing St. James for more than 160 years.  Visit us virtually and discover why  Whether you are just beginning your school search or have already submitted your application, we look forward to helping you get to know St. James!

Applying to St. James

To be considered for admissions, all applicants submit the following:

  1.   Online application
  2.   Copy of your child’s birth certificate – upload to the application

Children entering Kindergarten require these additional items:

  1.   Preschool Assessment from current preschool
  2.   Playdate at St. James with our Early Childhood Director

Children entering Grades 1-8 require these additional items:

  1.   Most recent report card
  2.   Most recent MAP scores
  3.   Writing sample
  4.   Shadow day
  5.   Teacher Recommendation

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St. James Lutheran School enrollment is open to students of any race, color and ethnic or national origin.  Acceptance to a class is determined by the Admission Committee on the basis of the optimum class profile.  Members of the St. James fellowship, returning students and siblings of current students are given priority in the admission process. Admissions is subject to St. James being able to meet the educational needs of a student.

Have questions or want to learn more about St. James?

We look forward to meeting you and showing you all that St. James has to offer your family.

Funding a quality education requires more than just tuition; it requires the support and generosity of the whole community.

St. James Lutheran School

2101 N Fremont St Chicago, IL 60614   |   Phone : 773-525-4990     Fax : 773-326-3645

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