Wisconsin Lutheran High School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (414)453-4567 Ext. 2192
330 N. Glenview Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53213
  • 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 15 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. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 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 Founded19031909
Campus Size13 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment775 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1269* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size19 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:131:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Endowment Size$13 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(9,500 Residence Fee )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Apr. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
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 Accounting 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 Introduction to Engineering Design P, Advanced Ceramics 1 • Advanced Ceramics 2 • Advanced Painting • Advanced Painting 2 • AP Visual Arts and Design, Advanced Composition, Advanced Fitness and Team Sports, Advanced Metals • Advanced Wood, Honors Algebra 1 • Honors Algebra 2 • Honors Geometry • Honors Trigonometry, Honors Biology • Honors Chemistry, Honors English 9, Principles of Engineering Design


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country Running, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


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, 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, Esports Competitive 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

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Note: International Student Application Requirements:

To apply online please go to www.wlhs.org/international. Click the APPLY NOW button. Create and account and you will receive an email with a link to create a password. Complete the online application and upload the supporting documents listed below. You may return to your account at any time to upload documents.    
Supporting documents needed for International application process:
Copy of passport photo page
School transcripts (list of courses and grades achieved) from the past three years
Two teacher recommendations (download the forms on the WLHS website)
English proficiency test results such as ELTiS, SLEP, TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, iTEP, IELTS 
Financial proof of ability to pay

Domestic Student Requirements:
The standard application deadline is January 15. Applications submitted after January 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Step One: Complete the application for admission - All applications must be submitted online at www.wlhs.org/admissions using a parent or guardian`s Email address.

Step Two: Submit required academics information - Within two weeks of completing the application for admission:

9th grade applicants must submit the following academic records to the WLHS Guidance Office to continue the admissions process:
Final 7th grade report cardMost recent 8th grade report card (if available)
Standardized test scores from 7th and/or 8th grade (MAPs Test, ACT Aspire, etc.)
Freshman Placement Form (downloadable from our website)

10th grade applicants and older must submit the following academic records to the WLHS Guidance Office to continue the admissions process:
Most recent high school report card and transcriptAll school testing data (standardized test scores)
Up-to-date attendance and behavior record

Step Three: Introductory Student Interview - The WLHS Director of Residential Life will contact the family to schedule a phone or Skype interview with the student to inquire about important planning information and answer any questions the family may have.

Step Four: Academic Review of Records - The Wisconsin Lutheran High School Admissions Committee reviews the application for admission and academic information in order to make an admission decision. The admission decision will be sent in an email within two weeks after completing the introductory student interview.

Step Five: Tuition Assistance and Scholarships - The online tuition assistance application will be available on our website beginning January 1 (due February 28). All scholarship applications will also be available on our website beginning January 1 (due January 31). All tuition assistance and scholarship application are completed online through our website.

Step Six: Tuition Down Payment - A non-refundable tuition down payment of $200 is required to reserve your child`s seat for the upcoming school year and to ensure course scheduling priority. Due date is March 15.

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