Greater Opportunities in Athletics


There are great opportunities for student athletes at Faith Lutheran High School.  Here are a couple of things you might have heard that aren't quite right:
Small school athletes can't earn athletic scholarships.
Student athletes in small high schools, including Faith Lutheran, have earned athletic scholarships.
Small school athletics are not competitive.
Faith Lutheran competes in IHSA 1A sports and is a member of the Northeaster Athletic Conference (NAC).   
There are fewer athletic opportunities at small schools.
Although a small school like Faith Lutheran may not compete in some sports, we have no-cut sports.  This means anyone, regardless of experience, has the opportunity to compete in any sport.  We have had a number of students play a sport for the first time when they started attending FLHS.  One recent graduate earned a volleyball scholarship after playing volleyball for the first time in 9th grade.
Students have a better chance of getting an athletic scholarship at a bigger high school.
If you are one of the 3 or 4 students who earns a division 1 university sports scholarship among the thousands of high schoolers in McHenry County, a bigger school might be a better place for you.  If you aren't always the best player on every team, you may have more opportunities to play on a varsity squad in a small school like FLHS.  More play time means more experience and higher playing statistics, which capture the attention of college scouts and recruiters.

Serving Students from Algonquin, Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Harvard, Marengo, McHenry, Woodstock, and beyond! Faith Lutheran High School (FLHS) is a private school, grades 9-12, dedicated to providing:

  • Christ-Centered Education

  • 13-1 Teacher/Student Ratio

  • Students with the ability to freely live in God's Word

  • General, AP, and ACT Prep Courses; Accredited

  • 16 IHSA Sports, Clubs, Theater, Choir, and More!

Faith Lutheran High School
174 McHenry Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 479-9305

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