A Ministry of Salem Lutheran and St. John the Divine Lutheran Churches

The vision of Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative is to build a community for classical homeschool families on the far Southside of Chicago. This initiative is hosted by Salem Lutheran Church at 12951 Maple Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois.

Join us for the 2024-25 school year at CLCC!

Welcome to our community! The parents of Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative are excited to expand our class offerings for the 2024-25 school year.


Our community begins Mondays together with Chapel in the Salem Lutheran sanctuary.  Together, we hear God’s Word and sing Matins (morning prayer).  Pastor Nicholson teaches us through a brief sermon and often shares about the week’s upcoming feasts or other significant events in the church year. The chapel service is distinctly Lutheran, but welcoming to all Christian families.

Lower School

Our primary students (pre-Kindergarten – 2nd grade) participate in enrichment studies, including a weekly read-aloud with corresponding craft and poetry, art and music appreciation, manners, health & safety, and a show & tell time.  They are also encouraged to join in for the nature & bird study during our second class period. For more information and a materials list, please click the link below.

CLCC_ Primary Class Info & Materials

Lower grammar students (grades 3+) enjoy an enrichment class, nature & bird study, and an ancient history-based writing course.  Weekly presentations will improve their public speaking skills, culminating in reciting the Gettysburg Address, which we will celebrate with a co-op field trip to the Lincoln Presidential Library. For more information and a materials list, please click the link below.

CLCC_ Lower Grammar Class Info & Materials

Upper grammar students (grades 5+) who have completed the Memoria Press First Form Latin program (or its equivalent) are invited to join our Second Form Latin class.  Following that class, students will join in with nature & bird study, and finish the morning with ancient history-based writing.  Information and a materials list is available at the link below.

CLCC_ Upper Grammar Class Info & Materials

Upper School

Students in grades 7+ begin the morning with Introduction to Public Speaking (first semester) or Traditional Logic I (second semester).  The second-period class is Biology I, which includes microscope and dissection labs, and will be scaled appropriately for middle school students.  Finally, the students will sharpen their writing skills with an ancient history-based writing class.  Please click the link below for more information and a materials list.

CLCC_ Upper School I Class Info & Materials

High school students (grades 9+) may receive credit through the following courses: Introduction to Public Speaking (0.5 credit), Traditional Logic I (0.5 credit), Biology I (1 credit, may be designated as honors), Acts of the Apostles (0.5 credit), and Story of Christianity (0.5 credit).  For more details, please click the link below.

CLCC_ Upper School II Class Info & Materials

Join Us!

Once a month, following our weekly classes, our community plans to share lunch and playtime, either on the Salem Lutheran campus or at a field trip location.

You are invited to register using the form below.  For details about our schedule and calendar, please click the links.



CLCC Schedule 2024-25

CLCC Calendar 2024-25

There is no charge for participating in the Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative.  Students must purchase the materials needed for each class and parents should be prepared to assist in class as needed.  

Families may make a donation to help cover the costs of any classroom needs and for the use of the facility. Any donated money remaining at the end of the school year will be given to Salem Lutheran Church in appreciation for the use of their building.



Complete the form below to register for classes at Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative. For more information or for any questions please contact Shauna Nicholson (606-465-8895) or email ChicagoLutheranCoop@gmail.com

Classical Cooperative Enrollments
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By submitting this registration form, I release Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative and Salem Lutheran Church, its staff, employees, officers and volunteers, from any and all liability in the event of injury, illness, or incident while participating in the co-op. I give the staff and volunteers at Salem Lutheran Church and/or Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative permission to seek medical treatment for my child in the event of an emergency when I cannot be reached. I also agree to allow Chicago Lutheran Classical Cooperative to use my child's photo in their public media, including on the website ChicagoLutheran.com.

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