About Us

Excellence in Christ-Centered Education
Lutheran Unity School Association of Chicago is a distinctive, innovative, and technological educational environment that provides an exceptional Christian education for students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our campus, which is supported by four Lutheran congregations, serves the northwest side of Chicago. Each congregation, Jehovah El Buen Pastor, Messiah, Our Saviour and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Canfield, has a long history of providing quality Christian education.
Lutheran Unity's campus is in the Norwood Park neighborhood. Activities help bring the students together in a spirit of collaboration. Lutheran Unity is proud to continue the mission of ministering to families through our educational programs. 
At Lutheran Unity School, we are focused on
A caring, dedicated faculty joyfully teaches the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our faith in Jesus allows us to work hard and provide a Christ-centered education that truly makes a difference in our students’ lives. His love propels us to be thankful for the gifts He gives us and to treat one another with love and respect.
One big difference between Lutheran Unity and other schools is our emphasis on being a family of learners. Faculty and staff are a family and the students and parents of Lutheran Unity are a vital part of our family. We grow together spiritually by regular religion classes and weekly chapel – to which parents are invited to attend – as well as through classroom and fun sports and extracurricular activities, including Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Community Night, Family Reading Night, Science Olympics, and much more. 
Lutheran Unity also has many field trips to engage students, including trips to Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, WalCamp (outdoor education), as well as special trips to Springfield, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., for 7th and 8th graders.
As a family of learners, students are challenged spiritually, academically and physically to reach their God-given potential. At Lutheran Unity, we strive to positively impact our students, parents and surrounding community, by being a beacon of help and hope. Our graduates go on to attend top area and select enrollment high schools. We have thousands of successful alumni in Chicago and around the country who are proud to have gotten their start at Lutheran Unity!

Student testimonials


“One of the things I like the most about Lutheran Unity is you can tell the faculty and staff really care. Every morning I come in, I’m greeted with a smile, that makes me feel special.”

 --Erika A., 8th Grade


“While each of my 8th grade teachers have different teaching styles and strengths, each of them has something in common: Love.  These teachers love to teach, and they also have love for their students. I would send my kids to this school in a heartbeat.”

 --Eleni C., 8th grade


“Lutheran Unity School is the best, and I think you should come to our school! Besides learning new things everyday, we learn about our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have sports and clubs and you will make lifelong friends.”



“Every class at Lutheran Unity make you feel like you are a part of something special.  The teachers challenge you and make you strive to be the best student – and the best person you can be.”

 --Justin,  8th grade


 “What I like about my school. I learn about God. I really like the teachers, and we have fun learning.” 

 --Justin, 6th grade


 “Even though it is only my second year at Lutheran Unity West, I feel right at home. 

There are a lot of things to do – volleyball, basketball, track, chess club, bowling, plays.

I am getting a well-rounded education with Christ at the Center.”

 --Justina D., 8th grade


 “I love our teachers. They are all nice and work with each student individually.  I also like the small class sizes.  We also have a variety of sports teams with great coaches. If you want to play a sport, you can make the team.” 

 --Marcus, 8th grade


“I like this school because we get educated about things we need to know in life and about God.  The teachers are friendly, and help you out in any way possible.”

 --Alexander, 6th grade


“LUSA has a great atmosphere. Everybody is kind and good.”

 --Vuk, 6th grade


School Locations & maps

Lutheran Unity School
c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church

5650 N. Canfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

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