Developing Christian Leaders

An Illinois Lutheran education empowers students to be bold, confident Christian leaders in tomorrow’s world. Through a strong academic program, our caring, qualified instructors prepare students for college, the workforce and beyond.

Our students develop essential critical thinking skills and develop a strong, Christian worldview as they discover their own unique God-given skills and abilities. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and social experiences that help to build a strong community within the school and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Kristen, Class of 2023

How long have you been at Illinois Lutheran Schools? I have been at ILS for 15 years.

What have you participated in at ILHS? I have participated in drama, band, Micahtam, Bella Voce, Scholastic Bowl, Student Council, and Music Council.

How have you been involved in our community? I have been a student helper with Vacation Bible School at both Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class is Music Theory 1 with Mr. Willitz.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to go to college for a degree in business.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? The most challenging part is knowing nothing will ever be the same again.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? Don’t care too much about what your peers think of you. They are still growing and changing just like you are.

Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now? I hope to have a good job and a large family.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? I think it has.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? My father. “Don’t care about what your peers think about you.”

How would your friends describe you? I have been described as intelligent, dedicated, independent, and strong willed.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? Choral Fest 2022.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? That polite discourse will return to our public forums.