Lutheran Schools

The education office of the Northern Illinois District provides support and services to 6 Lutheran high schools, 64 elementary schools and 54 stand-alone preschools in the district, which collectively serve over 16,000 students.

The district's education office also provides support services to the more than 1,000 administrators and teachers who serve in those schools.

Please contact this office

  • When unique or difficult situations surface in school operations
  • When there is a need for assistance in extending calls to new staff
  • When a change requires updating a church worker's official record
  • When there is an opportunity to work collaboratively with other schools and the district in strengthening Lutheran school ministry

National Lutheran School Accreditation 

Keith Wilharm serves as coordinator for schools interested in working to earn and maintain NLSA Accreditation. Please contact him directly or go to the national NLSA website for information on accreditation in northern Illinois Lutheran schools. 

NID Education Department Advisory Cabinet

The Advisory Cabinet assists the education office with site visits, paying special attention to the development of new workers, teacher colloquy, and preparation for accreditation. Guidelines and list of current members

CoachAdvance Coaching Center

The LCMS Northern Illinois District in partnership with the LCMS Ohio District helps individual church workers develop in their vocation. Check the website


Tools for Schools

2014-2015 School Directory  (10-29-2014 PDF)

2014 Educator Conferences 

Calling a Church Worker

Curriculum Materials for Lutheran Schools - Updated for Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards - NID Statements

Common Core - LCMS Statements

FAQ Orientation for New Workers

Hearts for Jesus

Lutheran School Reality and Sustainability Video and Powerpoint

Map of Schools In District

NID School Newsletter - Current Issue

Update Your Contact Information - online form

Vacancies in NID Schools