About Us

About Us

About Us

Welcome Letter FromOur Principal

Dear Friends of Christ Lutheran School,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! My name is Nathaniel Schmidtke and I am excited to join the staff at Christ Lutheran School. I have a passion and fire for Lutheran Education that was instilled in me by my parents at an early age. As I got older, my Father opened my eyes to the love and drive that goes into being a Lutheran Educator.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

I’m proud to be joining the Lutheran education tradition here at CLS. As we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year we are looking forward to a great year as the students, faculty, and staff grow in the love and grace of Jesus Christ. I am one of a few changes here at CLS, so please visit our faculty page.

If you are interested in finding out more about the amazing things happening at Christ Lutheran Church and School, please do not hesitate to reach out for more information. Our phone number is (309) 637-1512, and our email is school@clspeoria.org.

God’s Blessings to you all,

Nathaniel Schmidtke

About Us

History of Christ Lutheran School

Christ Lutheran Church has placed high value on Christian education for our children. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Christ Lutheran School actually predates the founding of our congregation as it was founded in 1892.  The first school building was dedicated in 1896 with 104 pupils enrolled. The current building was built in 1958 and the expansion of our school was completed in 2000. 

Over the years the school building has changed, the principal and teachers have changed, the  students have changed, but these things remain: sound academic training, dedicated teachers who serve the Lord, and the importance of the word of God in the students’ daily lives.

Mission of Christ Lutheran School

The mission of Christ Lutheran School is to partner with families to equip children academically and spiritually in a loving Christ-centered environment in order to prepare the next generation to be lifelong, faithful Christians.

Christ Lutheran School

The Basics
  • Pre-K through 8th grade
  • Sound religious training
  • Complete curriculum (reading, phonics, language, math, science, spelling, social studies)
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Classroom music
  • Technology instruction
  • Physical education classes

Christ Lutheran School

The Extras
  • Latch key program before and after school
  • Chromebooks available for each student
  • Computer lab with brand new computers in addition to Chromebooks and Ipads in the classrooms
  • Smart boards in eight classrooms
  • Library with over 7000 titles, including fiction and nonfiction
  • Choirs for all grades K-8
  • Handbell choir available for grades 6-8
  • Variety of sports
  • Lego Club

For More Information On The Programs Offered By Christ Lutheran School or Registration, Please Contact Us at 309-637-1512 or Email Us at school@clspeoria.org.