Welcome from our Head of School …
Welcome to Rockford Lutheran School, home of the Crusaders! Rockford Lutheran, or “Lutheran” as we are sometimes known as, is a co-ed, private Christian school serving students from 3-years old through 12th grade and has been providing Christ-centered educational excellence since 1964. We draw families from the greater Rockford area and from the surrounding Stateline region, even as far away as Freeport, IL. We blend a strong college preparatory curriculum with opportunities for co-curricular, service and athletic activities to help every student mature and grow as a young Christian. We’re large enough to provide many different opportunities for your child to grow and explore, yet small enough for each to find their own niche. We pride ourselves on small class sizes and a family atmosphere! Together with your church and family, we help every child grow in their faith, develop their unique God-given strengths and meet the challenge of new opportunities.
We are proudly “pan-Lutheran” and actively work in partnership with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) church bodies and their affiliated school associations. The school is owned and operated by 25 area Lutheran churches with the same goal of making an outstanding education with an intentional Christian perspective. However, you don’t have to be Lutheran to be a part of our community. While founded on the philosophy and traditions of Lutheran education, Rockford Lutheran offers a Christian educational experience that is approachable by most Christian families. Spiritual life is at the heart of what we do at Lutheran. Students study religion or take theology classes every year and participate in weekly chapel services, sometimes by school division, or grade level and sometimes as an entire school community. It is our goal that every student is known by name, loved, and shown that they are valued each and every day. At Lutheran they will learn that God desires a personal relationship with them and that He created them on purpose, with a purpose. Our job then is to help encourage and nurture that relationship while discovering and developing that purpose.
The decision on what school your child will attend is really a question about making an investment in your child’s life. If the type of experience, growth, and preparation described here is what you want your child to receive, and you are asking, “Why Lutheran?”, maybe a better question to ask is, “Why not Lutheran?” Come, discover what it means to be a Crusader today!
Thank you for visiting our website today. Let us know how we can serve you and your family. God’s Peace!
Dr. Alan Runge
Dr. Alan Runge
Head of School
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord you are serving.”
OUR MISSION: Rockford Lutheran – the provider of an exceptional college preparatory education in a challenging and inspiring Christian environment.