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 135 courses, including 15 AP and College Credit 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.
  • Eight international and nine USA volunteer trips a year provide cross-cultural education and leadership opportunities equipping students to make an impact in their world.
  • 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, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19031909
Campus Size13 acres104 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 Offered1518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


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 Offered1518
CoursesAdvanced 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, 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 Organizations3523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Civil Rights Club, Drama Club, Forensics, International and American Student Club, International Club, Investment Club, Math Team, Mentoring, Mission Trips, National Honor Society, Percussion Ensemble, Photography Club, Robotics Team, Service Club, Service Learning, Steel Band, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Tech Team, Tutoring Club, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Brass Ensemble, Choir, Color Guard, Drama Club, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Musical Theatre, Orchestra (Pit), Saxophone Ensemble, Show Choir, Woodwind Ensemble

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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