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.

Mariam, Class of 2022

How long have you been at Illinois Lutheran Schools? I’ve been here since freshman year.

What have you participated in at ILHS? I participated in drama my freshman year, band freshman to sophomore year, choir junior year, and have been in student council all four years.

How have you been involved in our community? I have aided multiple food drives, volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, and worked as vice president now president of my Top Teens chapter.

What is your favorite class? It’s hard to choose but it has to be either Novel with Mrs. Spiaser, Personal Finance with Ms.Van Alstine, or American History with Mr. Rick.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to go to college.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? Balancing work, ballet, student council, Top Teens, and school. I have a lot going on with a limited amount of time.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? If your homework is due Tuesday, have it done Sunday night. That gives you Monday to look it over and work on other assignments.

Where do you imagine yourself ten years from now? Traveling the globe and having a pet turtle.

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? Yes, they have.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? My nana has always been the one to give me the best advice. She taught me that nobody will hold your hand as an adult so you should get used to being responsible now.

How would your friends describe you? My friends would describe me as responsible, friendly, and involved.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? I will think of my personal growth becoming a young adult and the relationships I formed with my peers on my journey.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? I dream of a liberated society where people can express themselves openly.