St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran School

8605 W Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53228-0532
Tel: (414)425-2040
Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
The purpose of St Jacobi Lutheran Elementary School is to assist parents in meeting their God-given responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
In so doing, we intend to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, to all students.
Since the school is a mission arm of the congregation, it is our intent to reach out into the community with that same Gospel by making a distinctly Christian education available to families who have the need for a church and school home to nourish and cultivate their spiritual lives with the Word of God.
Our purpose is carried out by using the Holy Scriptures as: (1) the single basis for the formation of our entire curriculum, and (2) the center for all extracurricular activities.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Lang/mild autism
Year Founded 1873

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Advanced Courses Algebra 1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $505
Tuition Notes Nonmember tuition is $3365 / yr. for g1-8 and $1683 for g K. Members pay fees only $505/yr. Inquire about how to become a member.
Admissions Director David H. Hackmann


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Math track team, chess club, community service, drama/play, forensics Art Club, chess club, drama/play, forensics, Math track team,
community service,

School Notes:

  • Who was St. Jacobi? Those who know the German language may recognize "Jacobi" as "James". St. Jacobi is referring to St. James. What do we believe? "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Psalm 111:10 "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 These passages imply that the first and foremost concern parents should have in educating their children is that they be taught God's Word. The primary responsibility for this education belongs to the parents (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The Lord further directs fathers to bring up their children "In the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). In order to carry out this directive, regular study of God's Word is essential. Since the church has been commanded by Christ to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:10), each Christian congregation has the responsibility to aid Christian parents in training their children according to the Scriptures (Matthew 28:20a). This is the reason for the existence of our Lutheran school system. Through it we make disciples of future generations. All instruction at our school is based on the Bible, the inerrant Word of God (John 10:35), which was given by divine inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16) and is the source of ultimate truth (John 17:17). Through the Bible we learn that the only true God is triune, consisting of three distinct Persons (Matthew 28:18; 2 Corinthians 13:14) in one divine Being (Deutronomy 6:4). The work of creation is attributed primarily to God the Father. We believe and teach, as the Bible clearly states, God created the universe in six twenty-four hour days (Genesis 1). God the Father also continues to preserve His creation through the properties and powers He gave it at creation. Through the Bible we also know that although humans were created holy and righteous (Genesis 1:27), people lost this sinless nature when Adam and Eve committed the first sin (Roman 5:12). We now inherit a sinful nature at our conception (Psalm 51:5; Genesis 8:21); thus, we are condemned to eternal damnation, unable to save ourselves (Roman 3:23; Isaiah 64:6). Man, therefore, needs a Savior. God, in His love and mercy, has provided the Savior in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Galatians 4:4-5), who is both true God, coequal with God the Father (John 5:23), and true man (John 1:14). It is only through faith in Him alone that we are saved (Acts 4:12). Saving faith in Christ is given to us through the work of the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Triune Godhead (Titus 3:4-7; 1 Corinthians12:3). It is also through the work of the Holy Spirit that we are able to bring forth good works as fruits of faith (Galatians 5:22-23). In bringing forth these fruits of faith the Holy Spirit will lead us to strive to do what the Lord expects of us. God directs us to fear, love, and trust in Him above all things (Psalm 33:8; Matthew 22:37; Psalm 37:5). He also directs us to gather regularly with fellow Christians to hear His Word and worship Him (Hebrew 10:25; Luke 11:28). A life of prayer is a fruit of faith. In the name of Jesus we can confidently pray to our Father knowing He will answer our prayers as is best for us (1 John 3:1; Matthew 7:7). We will also want to show our faith by daily repenting of our sins, confident that they will be forgiven for the Savior's sake (Psalm 51:17). Our faith will also be seen as we show our love for our neighbor (Matthew 22:39); Ephesians 4:32) and our eagerness to share the Gospel with him (Acts 4:20). Christian education is a God-given blessing. It is our sincere prayer that many will take advantage of this great blessing. For more details about our beliefs, go to for a free download in the language of your choice.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Martin Luther High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John The Evangelist School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Greenfield KinderCare (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenfield
    Greenfield KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0 miles
    8650 West Forest Home Ave.
    Greenfield, WI 53228
  • Greendale
    Martin Luther High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 328 students
    0.8 miles
    5201 S 76th St
    Greendale, WI 53129
  • Greenfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 190 students
    0.8 miles
    8500 W Coldspring Rd
    Greenfield, WI 53228
  • Hales Corners
    St. Mary Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 454 students
    0.8 miles
    9553 West Edgerton Avenue
    Hales Corners, WI 53130
  • Milwaukee
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 202 students
    1.6 miles
    4001 South 68th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53220

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