Children attending a Lutheran school in Chicago


children attend Lutheran schools in Chicago

Lutheran high school student


of our Lutheran High School graduates will enter college

Scholarships for children across Chicago

$500,000 in scholarships are provided to children across Chicago

Lutheran schools educating children in Chicago


Lutheran schools are educating children in the City of Chicago

Learning Good News for Life


Our vision is that children in Chicagoland have the opportunity to experience Christ’s love and grace through a high quality, Christian values based education, in order to reach their potential and fulfill their vocation.  The mission of Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is to empower urban Lutheran schools to deliver innovative, quality education in a Christian environment. 

CLEF was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1993.

 Find a Lutheran school near you.

Join Our Mailing List


Thrivent Choice