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St. Paul Lutheran School

Private | K-8 | 75 students

Classical Lutheran Education
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $160,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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Posted June 23, 2012

Using the classical education model, St. Paul's Lutheran School offers a solid and challenging curriculum that includes literature-based language arts, world history, science, music, catechism and Latin. Students take several field trips per year to exploring everything from Chicago architecture to zoology (at nearby Brookfield Zoo). Communication between staff and families is excellent and many parents and grandparents volunteer at the school. Education is a true community effort. Don't miss the biannual operettas featuring the entire student body!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

What a gift to have such a superb school in the near Western suburbs of Chicago, (Brookfield, IL)! Headmaster Joel Brondos and the school's faculty are experienced and dedicated educators who have gone to great lengths to deliver a classical Christian education to my children. I asked my second grader to tell me about his day and he proudly (and fluently) recited to me the Lord's prayer in Latin! My pre-schooler recognizes and is able write the letters of the alphabet, and my fourth grader is excited to visit, (again), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Thank you St. Paul's for continuing to provide an oasis for my children to grow in ethereal and worldly knowledge. Any parents looking for a Christ-centered challenging education for their child or children need look no further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love St. Paul's because the administration, teachers and parents pull together to provide not only what is needed but what is possible for their children and their education. Where there is a lack of funding, parents step up to volunteer their time, efforts and abilities. St. Paul's is a family and everyone is treated with respect and regard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

They challenge my children to think and learn. They show God's love to the student's and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The implementation of a Classical Education has improved the curriculum at the school. There is a strong sense of community as well. Is it a perfect place?...of course not - what place is? However, the parents and teachers are devoted to the education being provided there, and the environment is Christ-centered. This does not imply a perfect student body, simply a forgiven one...and that's a great place to start. The school has been in operation over 100 years...they must be doing something right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

All the teachers really care about the kids; everyone gets a great education so that when, in most cases, the kids get to high school, the teachers are always happy to have a kid from St. Paul's.


Posted October 7, 2009

Great classical education in a Christian environment with talented teachers and Pastors providing the foundation for our children that will last a lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Family atmosphere...kids are taught respect for God, authority, and each other! Solid education in the 3 R's as well as high expectations for students. Terrific parental involvement throughout the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

St. Paul's offers a Christian Education with an emphasis on Music, Art, Literature and Theatre. The teachers are dedicated and the classes are small enough that a child's individual needs are met. In a society where morals and ethics are blurred, St. Pauls is a great light house for social emotional learning, spiritual learning and support, as well as academic learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Everyone works together to achieve academic excellence and loving discipline in a Christian setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

St. Paul's is a very close family school. All the students know all the other students from Kindergarten thru 8th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Great Classical education...Christ-Centered Latin, Logic, eloquence and piety!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Classical education in a comfortable setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Since 1903, almost from the very beginning of its history, St. Paul's congregation in Brookfield, IL, has maintained a Christian day school. It provides classical Lutheran education by a staff of dedicated teachers whose mission is to continue the tradition of faith and learning begun those many years ago.


Posted August 29, 2009

Not recommended. More of a clique or an exclusive club than a Christian school. Favoritism, politics. Unkind attitudes and behavior overlooked in certain favored children. Issues brought up are ignored. Very little room for creativity or free thought. No recess.


Posted March 31, 2009

Having graduated from this school, I can honestly state this is a mediocre school at best. The teacher to student ratio is probably it's best quality, but it is lacking in many areas. It is not at all diverse, it is VERY lacking in extra-curricular activities, there is not much in the way of parent inolvement, and a lot of the students are cruel-not at all christian in the slightest.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

Outstanding educational program with the addition of the Classical Lutheran Education Curriculum. Children excel adademically and spritually with caring and concerned teachers and staff. Parents are highly involved in all aspects of the school. Sport programs are well attended and coached. Parents will not find a better place to send their children for strong academic and Christian principles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Students graduating from St. Paul's have done very well in high school. The school has a 100+ year history. In the Fall of 2005, the curriculum core was strengthened with the implementation of Spalding's Writing Road to Reading, the Shurley Grammar Method, Saxon Math and daily Latin - in addition to the traditional Lutheran religious instruction. Parent involvement is high. Cross country, volleyball, basketball and track are offered in addition to music lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

Academically speaking the school is okay, although students who have gone on to high school seem to be lacking in the math skills and also science. I don't think this school quite prepares children for high school like it should. Many of the children do not act in a Christian-like manner and treat others badly. Teachers do not treat children equally. They seem to pick on certain children and overlook behavior of others who's parents are very involved with the school. Parent involvement is pretty good. I do think the school lacks extracuricular activities for the children however.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Joel A Brondos
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (708) 485-7448

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Future City
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • Parents have secure access to grades and communication with services offered through Focus-SIS. Our curriculum includes Spalding's Writing Road to Reading, the Shurley Grammar Method, Saxon Math, and Luther's Small Catechism. Our teachers have the latest in educational technology and media, including document cameras and Moodle. We feature 1:1 computing consisting of laptop carts for each child to use in the classroom.
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $10000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Riverside Brookfield High School
Lyons Township High School
Walther Lutheran High School
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9035 Grant Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
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Phone: (708) 485-0650

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