Concordia Lutheran School Christ-centered
CLS We Pursue Excellence


There’s no greater example of a group of friends coming together in a club than that of Jesus and the apostles. In fact, in John 15:15 Jesus told them, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends.”

The faculty and staff of Concordia Lutheran School are committed to providing students with a well-rounded school experience. Being involved in school sponsored activities provides children with additional opportunities to build relationships with their classmates, teachers, and Christian friends, while also developing an ongoing commitment to the clubs they’re involved with.

Academics as strong as our faith

Scholastic Bowl

Concordia offers scholastic bowl teams for both grades 5-6 and 7-8. The 7-8 grade teams plays about fifteen matches and the 5-6 grade team participates in six or seven. Practices are typically two days per week with one-two matches per week. Practices begin in early January and the season concludes mid-April. Both boys and girls are able to participate in other school activities and also attend practices and Scholastic Bowl contests.

Lutheran Jr. Honor Association

LJHA was designed by Lutheran Educators for Lutheran schools.  The purpose is to recognize students in 7th & 8th grade who exercise leadership, servanthood, and discipleship, while excelling at academics and to work to foster these qualities through service projects and other activities.


CLS Volleyball

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

Concordia supports the opportunity for boys and girls to join scout clubs beginning with Cub Scouts and Daisy Scouts and continuing through the students’ time at Concordia.  According to the BSA website, “Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.  Additionally, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader TM) in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership.

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CLS Science Fair

Science Fair

As part of their curriculum each year, both 7 and 8 grade students submit an individual Science Fair project. These projects are on a topic that interests each individual student. The purpose of the project is to test hypothesis by executing the steps of the scientific method. A requirement of this project is generating a research paper that is written following Standard English guidelines. The student’s projects are displayed in common areas throughout the school where they are judged by teams of judges.

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is operated under the rules of the National Geographic Society. An initial round is conducted in grades 4-8 with the top two students from each individual classroom advancing to the school wide Bee. The school champion takes a qualifying exam to determine if she or she moves on to the State Geography Bee.
CLS Geography Bee
Providing students with a well-rounded school experience

Spelling Bee

Students in grades 5-8 participate in a classroom spelling bee. Two students from each class are selected to participate in the school spelling bee. The winner competes in the Peoria County Spelling Bee.

Junior Achievement

Students in grades K-8 are taught by volunteers delivering programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of local volunteers, Junior Achievement students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
Providing students with a well-rounded school experience
CLS Agriculture

Ag in the Classroom

Concordia Lutheran School participates in the Peoria County Farm Bureau’s Ag In The Classroom program which serves teachers and schools throughout Peoria County. Using hands-on activities and presentations given by ag experts, students in grades 3-6 expand their knowledge with science-based ag lessons. This program helps students appreciate their food supply and recognize what agriculture means in our local community.