Messmer Catholic Schools

742 W Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53206-0532
Tel: (414)264-5440
Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
Messmer High School serves a diverse student body of over 600 students in grades 9-12.
Our college preparatory curriculum prepares students for the rigors of higher education.
We use a disciplined strategy of educating the whole person intellectually, spiritually and physically.
We have high academic standards and provide students all the tools they need to succeed.
Specialized programs like our high school Honors Program and Distance Learning Lab allow students to maximize their intellectual abilities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 700 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Messmer Catholic Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress pants and collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,500
Tuition Notes Tuition includes books.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Joanna Mistrioty
Admissions Associate Jennifer Jackson


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Accounting Club, Ambassadors, Art Club, Band, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Cheerleading, Choir, Environmental Club, Forensics, French Club, Latino Club, Mock Trial Team, Movie Club, National Honor Society, Peer Tutors, Photography Club, Recruitment Club, Robotics Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Tennis Club, Weight Lifting Club, World Cultures Club Ambassadors, Art Club, Band, Book Club, Cheerleading, Choir, Forensics, French Club, Latino Club, Movie Club, Peer Tutors, Robotics Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, Tennis Club, Accounting Club,
Campus Ministry,
Environmental Club,
Mock Trial Team,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
Recruitment Club,
Student Council,
Weight Lifting Club,
World Cultures Club,

School Notes:

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Messmer's learning environment and college preparatory curriculum prepares its graduates with skills to excel in college, to succeed in the work force, and to become productive citizens.
  • COLLEGE PREPARATION Messmer's Guidance Department works closely with each student and their family to develop a plan for post-secondary education. Over 87% of Messmer High School graduates go onto higher education throughout the country. Our graduating classes typically earn millions in scholarships.
  • SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT We believe in a faith-based approach to education, where each student explores their spirituality and uncovers their God-given gifts. We welcome students of all faiths.
  • AFFORDABLE EDUCATION Messmer works hard to ensure that all who want to be a part of the Messmer family are able to regardless of one's financial ability to pay. Messmer offers many opportunities for financial aid in the forms of scholarships, work study, and grants based on need and academic performance. In addition, Messmer participates in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
  • CARING COMMUNITY Graduates of Messmer have described the school as a "safe and caring environment with a family-like atmosphere." Small class sizes enable students to receive individualized attention and develop a personal rapport with faculty, staff and students.
  • COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY Messmer High School welcomes and supports students from all racial, religious and economic backgrounds. Messmer understands the value of diversity and creates an inclusive environment that appreciates the contributions that different backgrounds and experiences can bring to the school environment.
  • LATINO SUPPORT / SERVICIOS DE APOYO PARA ESTUDIANTES LATINOS Messmer recognizes the challenges that English as a second language can bring to the school environment. To better serve Latino families, Messmer offers numerous services to meet those needs. Messmer reconoce los desafíos que el inglés como segundo idioma puede traer al ambiente de la escuela. Para un mejor servicio para nuestras familias Latinas, Messmer ofrece numerosos servicios para resolver esas necesidades.
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Messmer offers a variety of extracurricular activities and sports to match the interests of our diverse student body.
  • COMPETITIVE SPORTS Messmer students participate in competitive sports programs through the Midwest Classic Conference. Through athletics, students learn life long skill sets like commitment, team work and leadership.

Profile last updated: 08/24/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Hope School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hope Christian School - Fortis (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Siloah Lutheran School (1 miles away)
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  • Milwaukee
    Hope Christian School - Fortis
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: K-9 | 168 students
    0.5 miles
    3601 N Port Washington Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Milwaukee
    Gospel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-9 | 58 students
    0.5 miles
    3965 N 15th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53206
  • Milwaukee
    The Hope School
    (Other Lutheran)
    Grades: 9-12 | 288 students
    0.9 miles
    3215 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Milwaukee
    Siloah Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 226 students
    1 miles
    3721 N 21st St
    Milwaukee, WI 53206
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-KG | 111 students
    1 miles
    125 W Auer Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53212

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