Trinity faculty and staff encourage our students to be lifelong learners as they grow in their understanding of God’s Word and the world around them. Trinity Lutheran School prepares students to be successful in their future education and vocation. Our curriculum is based on education standards of the State of Illinois. Students are challenged to meet high expectations and to develop a strong work ethic. Elements of our Christian faith are also integrated throughout our curriculum. We have activities both in and out of the classroom that develop curiosity, creativity, and clear thinking, which prepare our students for excellence in a changing world.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Trinity Lutheran School offers many opportunities for curriculum enrichment including:

  • Foreign Language
  • Technology
  • Vocal and Instrumental Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Speaking
  • Engineers in the Classroom
  • Outdoor Education
  • Elective Classes


Trinity Lutheran School uses Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Trinity students consistently score above state and national averages.

Trinity has an Education Inclusion Specialist who partners with the homeroom teachers in differentiating instruction for all students and accommodating the needs of all different types of learners. District 186 provides additional one-on-one and small group academic help in speech/language, math, and reading.


Early Childhood

Trinity’s Early Childhood Program provides a Christ-centered learning environment in which children ages 2 through 5 hear the Good News of Jesus and grow spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. We provide a nurturing atmosphere where children learn through play and other activities.

Our Early Childhood program includes:

  • Part-Time Two-Year-Old Program (Monday-Friday mornings)
  • Part-Time and Full-Time Preschool (3-4 years)
  • Part-Time and Full-Time Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years)
Trinity’s Early Childhood program values the emotional well-being of our students and shares God’s love through daily “Jesus Time” and weekly Chapel services. Trinity’s Early Childhood students experience a variety of activities that set them on a path for future academic success.
  • Thematic units that cover language development, reading readiness, phonemic awareness, and various math skills (counting, sorting, etc.)
  • Spanish curriculum taught to all early childhood students
  • Activities that assist with fine motor and gross motor skill development
  • Playtime on our outdoor Early Childhood playground and indoor gym available to students each day for physical activity
  • Peer interaction and social skill development
  • Morning and afternoon snack time
  • Afternoon rest time
  • 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten
  • 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio in Two-Year-Old Town
  • Morning and afternoon extended care included in tuition