Wisconsin Lutheran High School

5.00 (2 reviews)
Tel: (414) 453-4567 Ext. 2192
330 N. Glenview Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53213
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Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #1 - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's graduates are accepted to the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, Vanderbilt University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago
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Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #1 - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's graduates are accepted to the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, Vanderbilt University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #2 - Wisconsin Lutheran is also known for offering the "English Excellence Summer Camp." Students from around the world travel to the school each summer to acquire the English skills and cultural insights vital for academic and career success.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #3 - Founded in 1903, Wisconsin Lutheran High School is a prestigious, multiethnic Christian boarding and day school for grades 9-12.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #4 - Wisconsin Lutheran High School is located in a safe, friendly neighborhood on the outer limits of Milwaukee, one of the nation's most beloved cities.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #5 - Milwaukee is centrally located on the Great Lakes near other popular cities like Chicago and Madison. The city is a beloved US city providing a safe and friendly community for local and international students. Milwaukee's many offerings include beautiful museums, parks, ethnic festivals, The Petit Ice Arena, Harley Davidson Museum, and many recreational activities year round on beautiful Lake Michigan.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #6 - Wisconsin Lutheran offers a number of volunteering and study trips locally, nationwide, and globally.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #7 - Honey Creek Hall Dormitory opened Summer of 2019. Apartment style living with game areas, lounges, state of the art kitchen, and full time residential supervisors with teaching and counseling degrees.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #8 - WLHS has 3 gymnasiums that provides the many sports teams the ability to practice at the same time. The dormitory residents often use the gyms for basketball, badminton, Futsal and other recreational games.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #9 - The performing arts at WLHS offer students the choices of musical theatre ,symphony, Steel Pan Drum Bands, Handbell Choir, Wisco Kids Show Choir, Solo ensembles, Concerts, performances and competitions. WLHS performing artists regularly receive top awards at regional and state festivals sponsored by WSMA (Wisconsin State Music Association).
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo #10 - WLHS 800 seat auditorium provides state of the art facilities for a robust and award-winning performing arts program.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) is a prestigious, multi-ethnic, Christian boarding and day school located in the outer limits of the largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee and 1.5 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois.
The school offers 140 courses, including 16 AP and College Credit courses, Advanced and Honors courses, a large selection of high school and college dual credit online courses, and options to take courses at a local liberal arts college.
Teachers with advanced degrees specializing in their fields challenge students through a rigorous curriculum focusing on 21st century learning objectives, student-centered instruction, critical thinking, and authentic assessments.
Faith based values creates an environment of safety, positive peer pressure, and acceptance of the unique characteristics and talents of all students.
Focusing on preparing future leaders, WLHS rounds out student academic life with award winning sports teams and fine arts programs, successful leadership and volunteer organizations, and over 40 clubs and competitive academic teams.
Nine international and nine USA volunteer trips a year provide cross-cultural education and leadership opportunities equipping students to make an impact in their world.
Leadership Training Program  Award winning sports teams Over 40 clubs and leadership organizations
Award winning Art and Music Program  Graduates attend top ranked US and worldwide colleges and universities.

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  • Augustana College
    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is very unique among many high schools around that area. Wisconsin Lutheran High School has a good academic program, sports program, and for the most, as an international student, they have. . .
  • UW-Madison
    I wish I would have known about Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS- Wisco) earlier so that I could have attended all four years of my high school there. It is not like traditional boarding schools. . .

Top 20 Rankings

Wisconsin Lutheran High School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 304 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Wisconsin LutheranBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19031907
Campus Size13 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment885 students302 students
% Students of Color
40%
25%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
70%
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1218 - 1463-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size19 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio13:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
66%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$13 million$24 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$24,400
(11,200 Residence Fee )
$59,140
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,082
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Apr. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
70%
57%
Director of AdmissionsBrad Wetzel , USA Admissions
Tamara Leyrer, International
Associate Director of AdmissionsEric Duwe, International Admis

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
CoursesAdvanced Accounting, Advanced Fitness and Team Sports, Advanced Metals • Advanced Wood, AP Biology • AP Chemistry • AP Calculus AB • AP Calculus BC • AP Computer Science Principles • AP Economics • AP English Composition • AP English Literature • AP Physics • AP Psychology • AP Statistics • AP U.S. History, AP Visual Arts and Design • Advanced Ceramics 1 • Advanced Ceramics 2 • Advanced Painting • Advanced Painting 2, Honors Algebra 1 • Honors Algebra 2 • Honors Geometry • Honors Trigonometry, Honors Biology • Honors Chemistry, Honors English 9, Principles of Engineering Design

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country Running, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
American Student Mentors to New International Students, Art Club, Book Club, Civil Rights Club, Competitive Chess Team, Competitive Esports Team, Competitive Robotics Team, Culture Club, Drama Club, Esports Competitive Team, Games Club, International and American Student Club, Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, K-Pop Club, Leadership Training Program, Math Team, Math Track Competitive Team, Mission Trips, Musical Theatre, Orchestra (Pit), Pair-A-Dice Board Game Club, Percussion Ensemble, Photography Club, Robotics Team, Saxophone Ensemble, Service Learning, Show Choir, Steel Band, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Tech Team, Tutoring Club, Woodwind Ensemble, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Brass Ensemble, Choir, Color Guard, Competitive Chess Team, Forensics, K-pop Club, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Service Club

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Over 100 year tradition of excellence in college preparation academics and fine arts with an award winning music program including 7 choirs, 4 bands, many musical ensembles, 2 major drama productions a year, and 3 large scale concerts  
  • Over 40 co-curricular clubs, sports teams, competitive academic teams, and music choices  
  • 81% of AP student test scores receive qualifying scores for college credit 
  • Diversity in student body celebrated and part of mission statement 
  • WWW Volunteer Organization mobilizes over 120 students into volunteer and problem solving real life experiences locally, in the USA and worldwide 
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering  Program - completion in program with qualifying scores gains colllege credit with US News and World Report ranked Milwaukee School of Engineering 
  • Excellent college counseling Guidance Department 
  • LD types supported: Yes
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School accreditations: National Council of Private School Accreditation;Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation; WELS School Accredit
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Kevin Zeitler ('07) - An American football guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).  Zeitler was ranked No. 4 among guards available in the 2012 NFL Draft. First-round draft pick.
    • Mark Wilson ('93) - Pro US golfer. Wilson won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic in March 2007.

Profile last updated: 03/15/2021

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