Our Belief

We believe that the Christian school is one of the mission arms of the church. We strive to reach each child and their families with support and encouragement during this process. ``Go therefore and teach all nations...`` (Matthew 28:19).

Our Purpose

We believe that each child is a unique creation of God with his/her own gifts and abilities. We strive to encourage each child to reach their potential in the areas of spiritual, emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.


Zion Lutheran School provides Christ-centered, academic excellence.

Learning Statement

It is our philosophy that each student is an individual learner and advances at his/her own pace. Each student's self-esteem and success is at the core of our program. It is our goal that the curriculum be presented using multiple teaching strategies in order to meet the needs of each student. To ensure the best learning environment for each student, our teacher to student ratio is kept below the state requirements.

Classroom Instruction

Zion offers four different preschool options for your child leading right into Kindergarten through 1st grade classes.


Two Classes:

  • 2 Day (T/Th morning)
  • 3 Day (M/W/F morning) preschool

The perfect transition for children to begin learning classroom instruction.  Our caring staff will help your child with letter recognition & sound, writing letters, numbers, art, and science.  We believe that children can learn during instruction or at play.  Our circle time is supplemented with learning stations to make our “play time” also part of the learning process.  Children must turn 3 by September 1.

Alphabet Bulletin Board

Half Day Pre-K class

If you don’t need a full day curriculum but want all of the instruction of a pre-K program, this class is for you!  Classes will run from 12:30pm-3:00pm Monday through Friday.  This class is recommended for children entering Kindergarten the following year.

Full Day Pre-K class

One of the few full day programs that you will find in the McHenry area. Our classes include circle time and reviewing letter recognition & sounds. We include sight words and early reading in our classroom as well as math, science and religion courses. Following recess and rest, the students will receive instruction in music, cooking, art, and technology. This class is intended for students entering Kindergarten the following year.

Our FULL DAY Kindergarten Program

Our comprehensive Kindergarten curriculum at Zion offers students the opportunity to Stay all Day to learn and grow with us in Christ.

Kindergarten - Full and Half-Day

Our classes include language arts, math, social studies, religion classes, and afternoon “specials” of music, cooking, art, and technology. Our small class sizes make it easy for children to excel well beyond their grade levels to prepare them for success beyond Zion. Children entering Kindergarten should be 5 years old before September 1, but exceptions will be made on an individual basis.

Register your Child

To register your child, please download and complete the Application for Enrollment and return to the School Office.


Classes Days Registration Fee Monthly Tuition Church Member Tuition
2 Day Morning Preschool (9-11:30am) T/Th $100 $150 $105
Full Day Preschool (9am-3pm) M-F $225 $400 $280
3 Day Morning Preschool (9-11:30am) M/W/F $125 $225 $158
5 Day Afternoon Preschool (12:30-3pm) M-F $150 $275 $193
Full Day Pre-K (9am-3pm) M-F $225 $400 $280
Half Day Afternoon Kindergarten (12:30-3pm) M-F $150 $275 $193
Full Day Kindergarten (9am-3pm) M-F $225 $400 $280
First Grade (9am-3pm) M-F $225 $400 $280

School Policies

Full day school hours are 9am-3pm

*The Registration fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable. Monthly prices reflect the 2019-20 school year.

A birth certificate is required at registration for all children enrolling at Zion.

Discounts and Incentives 

  • There is a 30% discount for members of Zion. To learn more, please speak with the Pastor
  • There is a 10% discount on each additional student for families
  • There is a $100 referral credit offered following 3rd month of paid tuition
  • There is a 5% discount for paid-in-full


Additional Services Available

Bus Service

Bus service is available to all children enrolled in Kindergarten through First grade who live within the District 15 school boundaries.

Extended Care

Extended Care Program is available to children at an additional cost.

Download information on our extended care program here

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