Austin’s St. Paul Lutheran School will open its doors Aug. 28 for its 127th academic year, and there’s still time and space in some grades to enroll.
The school at 846 N. Menard Ave. serves students Kindergarten through eighth grade, with a focus on working with parents to give children a quality education in a Christ-centered environment so students can live meaningful, productive lives, according to a press release.
The school has changed much since opening as a one-room church and school in 1886 with just 20 students who paid 50 cents per month tuition.
The original building was constructed on four plots of land given by Henry W. Austin when the Village of Austin was a rather distant suburb of Chicago.
Austin was annexed to Chicago around the turn of the century, and a new church was built the following year in 1900, with a new school constructed in 1912. Enrollment continued to rise steadily through the years, so an addition was added to the school, and a new church was built in 1950.
Despite the physical changes, the school has kept faithful to the original reason for its founding – to provide a quality education to the young people of the community.
Those interested in information about enrollment can call 773-378-6644 or click here to visit the web site.