St. Paul Lutheran School is an Illinois State-recognized school that also carries a voluntary accreditation through the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation, a rigorous process that requires verification of ongoing improvements. We strive for academic excellence by challenging students to work to their fullest potential. Our students have consistently scored above the national average on standardized testing.
National Lutheran School Accreditation
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. It is completely voluntary and is available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations, or by a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or the Lutheran Church—Canada.
NLSA serves a variety of levels of schools; early childhood, elementary and high schools and all combinations of the aforementioned. It helps Lutheran schools evaluate their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. The standards and report forms are similar to other accrediting processes, both secular and religious.
Illinois State Board of Education
A school seeking recognition must describe in writing its policies and its policy-making procedures; its philosophy, purpose and objectives; its method for developing educational programs based on its philosophy, special purposes and objectives; its knowledge of the educational and developmental needs of its students; and its desire to serve the educational functions for which the school exists.