Private schools play an important role in educating Wisconsin children. They offer parents an opportunity to have their students attend a school based on a specific curriculum, teaching approach or value system. Southeastern Wisconsin has strong parochial schools that include primarily Roman Catholic and Lutheran schools (please see “Parochial Schools” below). There are also several private schools that are not affiliated with a particular religion. These schools provide varying levels of education. Some offer only elementary schooling, others offer a full curriculum that spans from pre-kindergarten through high school. The charts on pages 55 and 56 of the current edition of Discover Milwaukee provide greater detail on private schools serving the area. Click on the "Order Copy Now" button to receive your free copy.
3460 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield; Preprimary through grade 12 independent college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: 872; Students per teacher 9:1; % Attend College: 100%; Average ACT Score: 28.1;
Telephone: (262) 783-3200;
Christian Education Leadership Academy
W262 N4685 Ryan Street, Pewaukee; Preprimary through grade 8 independent college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: NA; Students per teacher 9:1;
Telephone: (262) 691-4321;
Marquette University High School
3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee; Grades 9 - 12 Catholic, all-male college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: 1053; Students per teacher 12:1; % Attend College: 98%; Average ACT Score: 27.5;
Telephone: (414) 933-7220;
The Prairie School
4050 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point; Preprimary through grade 12 independent college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: 612; Students per teacher 7:1; % Attend College: 100%; Average ACT Score: 27.1;
Telephone: (262) 752-2500;
University Lake School
4024 Nagawicka Rd., Hartland; Preprimary through grade 12 independent college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: 285; Students per teacher 8:1; % Attend College: 100%; Average ACT Score: 28;
Telephone: (262) 367-6011;
University School of Milwaukee
2100 W. Fairy Chasm Rd., River Hills; Prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12 independent college-preparatory day school;
No. of Students: 1,130; Students per teacher 11:1; % Attend College: 100%; Average ACT Score: 29.5;
Telephone: (414) 540-3320;
The Milwaukee area boasts exceptional schools, both public and private. Private, parochial schools of various denominations offer families a faith-centered, values-based education that embraces the whole individual – mind, body and spirit – while adhering to high academic standards. The 92 elementary and 15 high schools of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee aim to transform local and global communities by providing a quality Christian education that encompasses academic achievement integrated with moral and spiritual growth. The Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church Wisconsin Synod of the Lutheran Church also offer faith-based education throughout the region, as do some independent Christian schools. Elementary schools are typically associated with a church, which can provide specific information about the school, including cost. Parochial high schools operate independently. Information about high schools can be found on page 56 of the current edition of Discover Milwaukee. Click on the "Order Copy Now" button to receive your free copy.
For 175 years, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee have taught lifelong Christian values that enable students to become future leaders, faith-filled disciples and engaged citizens. In 92 elementary and 15 high schools throughout the 10-county Archdiocese, Catholic school educators are committed to delivering academic excellence rooted in the recognition that each student is a unique human being progressing through various stages of growth and development.
Every day, more than 30,000 students are encouraged to grow in mind, body and spirit. Activities inside and outside the classroom guide students to embrace a life grounded in the Gospel and prayer, creating communities of love and service. The fully accredited curriculum in Catholic schools adheres to all state and federal standards, with students exceeding the national average on standardized tests at all grade levels.
Wisconsin has a large Lutheran population and two synods of the Lutheran Church – the Missouri Synod and the Wisconsin Synod – offer elementary and secondary education in southeastern Wisconsin. The other major Lutheran church in the state, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), does not operate elementary or secondary schools. The South Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod offers Lutheran education at 54 elementary schools and six high schools, five of which are located in the metro area: Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Racine Lutheran High School, Lake Country Lutheran High School (Hartland), Living Word Lutheran School (Jackson) and Martin Luther High School (Greendale). The Wisconsin Synod has one high school in the area – Wisconsin Lutheran High School (Wauwatosa).
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A complete listing of school information and data is available in the current edition of Discover Milwaukee. Click on the "Order Copy Now" button to receive your free copy.
92 elementary schools, 15 high schools; District Office: Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 3501 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee 53207. Telephone: Carol Rybak at (414) 769-3453. Info: www.archmil.org
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
54 elementary schools, six high schools and 36 pre-schools in southern Wisconsin; District Office: 8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee 53222. Telephone: (414) 464-8100. Info: www.swd.lcms.org
Lutheran Church - Wisconsin Synod
429 elementary/early childhood schools, 28 high schools (synodwide); Synod Office: N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha 53188. Telephone: (414) 259-4354. Info: www.wels.net/serving-you/christian-life/education/lutheran-schools/