Good Shepherd Lutheran School

3201 Court Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554

(309) 347-2020 Phone
(309) 347-9099 Fax

Honoring Christ Through Christian Education
Academic and Spiritual Instruction from Preschool - 8th Grade

The mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran School, in partnership with parents and congregations, is to nurture Christian faith,Christian character, and academic excellence in a setting where children receive daily instruction in God’s Word and a Christian perspective in all other subjects.

The academic program at Good Shepherd Lutheran School consists of preschool through 8th grade and meets or exceeds all requirements for elementary education in Illinois. All teachers are certified by the state of Illinois and are well-trained in Lutheran doctrine and the philosophy of Christian education. Each teacher is dedicated to helping every student achieve his/her highest potential as a child of God.

Students at Good Shepherd Lutheran School benefit from:

  • A fresh, modern, and exciting environment conducive to learning
  • Small class sizes for more individualized attention
  • Talented and hard-working teachers
  • A network of supporters including teachers, parents, volunteers, and members of our three supporting congregations
  • Daily Christ-centered religious instruction
  • Extra-curricular offerings such as piano, band, choir, academic contests and a full program of competitive sports
  • Fun activities and fellowship sponsored by the Student Council
  • And much more!


Academic instruction is provided in:

  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies & Science
  • Phonics-based Reading
  • Music & Art
  • Language Arts
  • Physical Education

Graduates of GSLS go on to excel academically during their high school years.



The three supporting congregations embrace the mission of the school and invite school families looking for a church home to join them as church members.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Pekin
700 S. Fourth Street • (309) 346-1391

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pekin
711 Court Street • (309) 347-2136

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Green Valley
13443 Townline Road • (309) 348-3180





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700 S. Fourth Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554