We are interested in St. Philip's Lutheran School but are not of the Lutheran faith. Will our children still be considered for enrollment?
Yes, you are welcome to enroll! St. Philip's invites students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to be part of our school community. We do not discriminate in education policy, admission policy, athletics, or other school-administered programs. Students are enrolled on a first-come basis, once our congregation's families are served.
What makes St. Philip's Lutheran School unique and why would we want to enroll here?
St. Philip's is a Christian school committed to teaching the individual child. Our dedicated teaching staff builds on children's strengths in partnership with you to help them develop to their full potential. There is a family feeling as families and teachers work together guiding children and building relationships with others to reinforce life-long learning skills and our faith.
What is the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program?
The Parental Private School Choice Programs in Milwaukee and Racine provide an opportunity for students, under specific circumstances, to attend at no charge, private sectarian and non-sectarian schools. Eligible families are residents of the City of Milwaukee or the Racine Unified School District with incomes at or below 300% of the federal poverty level.
Currently there are 41 schools, including elementary, secondary, and K-12 systems, participating in the Choice program. These schools serve approximately 12,000 students.
For more information or to apply for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, click here.
Do you offer extracurricular activities?
Yes, we offer cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling , and track.
Is your school an accredited school with certified teachers?
Yes! St. Philip’s is accredited by three national school accreditation organizations. In 2012 St. Philip's Lutheran School completed their extensive self-study and received Exemplary accreditation from the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) and their parent body, the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). St. Philip’s is also accredited by the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) These annually renewable, five-year accreditations help St. Philip’s continue to sustain and improve the overall operation of the school at a high level.
Does your school use standardized tests?
A well-rounded curriculum gives our students the ability to explore the areas of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies all in the light of God's unchanging Word. Our students participate in MAP testing which is taken three times a year, in addition, the students in 3rd-8th grade participate in the Wisconsin Forward Exam. This gives the teachers another opportunity to see where the students need focus.
Does St. Philip's Lutheran School provide transportation or lunch?
We do not provide transportation. You must provide transportation for your children.
We do participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). What does this mean for you and your children? Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of St. Philip’s Lutheran School are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
What safety measures are followed at St. Philip's Lutheran School?
All parents and guests must check in at the main office which is staffed full time. At dismissal, our staff supervises students loading into private vehicles.