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About RLS

Rockford Lutheran offers academics, athletics and the arts that not only prepare our students for college, but for life as well rounded, solid citizens.

  • STEM - The only school in the area to offer a comprehensive college credit Engineering Program through Project Lead the Way for grades K-12.

    • Design and Modeling/Automation and Robotics
    • Introduction to Engineering Design/Introduction to Computer Science
    • Principals of Engineering, and much more
    • Eight years of high school/college level science coursework, including Anatomy and Physiology, Dual Credit Biology II, Chemistry II and more.
    • Six years of high school/college level mathematics including AP Calculus and Dual Credit Statistics. (High school level course work can begin in junior high).

  • Foreign Language – six year study in French, German, Spanish.
    • French and Spanish offered in Pre-K through high school

  • Music, Art and Drama from grade school through high school
    • More than 70% of Junior and Senior High students participate in extracurricular activities
  • Athletics
    • Grades 5 and 6 compete in Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference
    • Junior High competes in Northern Conference
    • Senior High competes in Big Northern Conference

Rockford Lutheran students succeed

  • More than 80% of RL students taking AP tests receive college credit in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, College Calculus, Foreign Language and numerous other areas.
  • Eight Dual Credit courses help students complete a full year of college prior to gradation, credit transferable to most any school in the nation.  The Class of 2016 completed over 500 hours of credit.
  • Class of 2016:
    - 100% graduation rate
    - 11% of the Class was recognized as Illinois State Scholars
    - Awarded $7.8 million in Academic and Athletic Scholarships
Rockford Lutheran School is more than any one classroom or a single grade. With a program beginning in preschool and ending with students acquiring college credit, we walk with families as their young people develop and mature. Making a choice for Lutheran is making a choice to bring a full range of educational opportunities to bear on your child's educational journey.


This is the school where students of all backgrounds can find academic challenge and perform to their potential.  Our school is spread across three campuses – the Pre-School for 3 & 4 year olds, the Academy for Kindergarten through 5th grade, and the Jr./Sr. High School for grades 6-12.

In every classroom are gifted and dedicated teachers who provide a balance of faith and learning.  At our Jr/Sr campus, 46% of our faculty have a Master’s degree or higher, while at the Academy, 34% have their Master’s degree or higher.  Many more are currently working towards their Master’s degree and most of our faculty average more than 15 years’ experience.  We are proud to say that our faculty has included two Golden Apple recipients (2009 & 2012) as well as multiple Golden Apple Semi-finalists over the years.

Our website is your door to Rockford Lutheran School. It’s meant for parents, grandparents – of both students and prospective students – and the entire Rockford Community.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation that fits your family's schedule, please contact Julie Behmer, Admissions Counselor, by phone at 815-877-9551 x158, or by email jbehmer@rockfordlutheran.org.  You may also request further information by using the link to the right or below. We look forward to hearing from you...





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