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Lutheran school in Mattoon, Ill., plans expansion to add high school program

Feb. 14, 2023
St. John's Lutheran School is looking to build a $7 million, 18-classroom facility on the Mattoon campus.

St. John's Lutheran School in Mattoon, Ill., has announced plans to construct a 36,700-square-foot building that would house its first-ever high school classes.

The Journal Gazette-Times Courier reports that construction could start as soon as this summer on the campus, which now serves students from preschool through eighth grade.

The building could be ready to house freshman and sophomore classes in fall 2024. Junior and senior classes would be added in subsequent years.

The school now has 390 students and is projected to have 450 students in three years.

Principal Curtis Wudtke said plans call for spending about $7 million to build a single-floor facility with 18 classrooms, including shared science lab space, at the northwest corner of the ST. John’s campus.

The proposed building would host middle school classes on its west side and high school classes on its east side, with a gym, music and art rooms, and other shared areas in the middle. 

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