Zion Evangelical Lutheran School

822 Western Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925-0539
Tel: (920)623-5180
Grades: PK-8 | 92 students
Mission and Purpose Zion Lutheran School exists to assist parents in providing a Christ-centered education. Everyday students have the opportunity to grow in faith through instruction in God’s Word. Our goal is that Zion students possess a strong spiritual foundation that will serve as a comfort and shelter as they transition into adulthood and independence. Overview Zion is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and part of the 4th largest private/parochial school system in the United States Zion is an accredited through Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) 7 full-time teachers 82 students in preschool through 8th grade God’s Word permeates the curriculum Our Staff The staff at Zion Lutheran works diligently to provide for the mental, spiritual and emotional growth of every student. Parents and teachers communicate with each other on a regular basis, strengthening the home-school partnership. Academics Zion is a close-knit, small school. This is great for education! Our student to teacher ratio for the 2012-2013 school year will be 14 to 1. There is plenty of opportunity for individualized instruction and assistance. Zion has an Extended Learning Program to assist students that require additional support from the regular classroom. Zion consistently performs above state and national averages in reading, science, and math. This means that our students consistently make smooth academic transitions into high school. Technology is rapidly reshaping the world’s workforce! Children need to develop technological skills to be productive citizens in our country. Technology is a strong focus at Zion. Our goal is to make sure our students are competent and responsible consumers of technology. Students in grades 3-8 use computers almost everyday for a variety of assignments including typing, word processing, data collecting, visual presentations, and collaboration. Teachers incorporate technological resources frequently to enhance student learning and achievement. Course Offerings Word of God (Christlight and Catechism in Grade 5-8) Math (Through Algebra 1) Science (Life, Earth, Physical) Social Studies (Social Studies Concepts, US History, US Regions, Wisconsin State, Ancient World, World Geography) Reading Language Arts (grammar, spelling and writing) Music (theory, recorders, handchimes, choir, band, piano) Physical Education Computer Apps (typing, graphic design, internet fluency, slideshows, spreadsheets) Extra Curriculars Zion is a member of the Badgerland Lutheran Athletic Conference (BLAC). The conference offers interscholastic competition in basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, and track. Contact Information Call the school office at (920) 623-5180 or email us at office@zioncolumbus.com to set up a meeting and school tour with the principal. We look forward to hearing from you!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 92 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Zion Evangelical Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Wayland Academy (13.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jerome School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Joseph School (10.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbus
    St. Jerome School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 145 students
    0.9 miles
    1550 Farnham St
    Columbus, WI 53925
  • Columbus
    Petersen Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-8 | 19 students
    1.8 miles
    W1004 Hall Rd
    Columbus, WI 53925
  • Columbus
    Wisconsin Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 9-12 | 96 students
    2.3 miles
    N2355 Du Borg Rd
    Columbus, WI 53925
  • Waterloo
    St John Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: KG-8 | 73 students
    10.5 miles
    413 E Madison St
    Waterloo, WI 53594
  • Waterloo
    St Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-5 | 50 students
    10.8 miles
    205 Milwaukee Ave
    Waterloo, WI 53594

School Reviews

The teachers are outstanding at this school. I have 3 children that attend and I couldn't imagine them being anywhere else. The environment is caring and supportive. With it being a small school everyone (teachers, aids, office staff, and students) are always looking out for each other and promoting Christian values. Teachers lead by their wonderful example and students are taught love and respect for each other. Teachers incorporate many different styles of teaching which keep all my kids involved and excited about school. They love going to school every day! Students also score high in overall test scores. This school is accredited, as well. I like that I feel my child is safe in the environment. Highly recommend if considering. We couldn't be happier.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Completely agree with parent who reviewed in Feb. The faculty strives for constant self-improvement, and encourages my kids to strive for their full potential as well. Music is a big part of the experience at Zion, and physical fitness is incorporated in daily life beginning in kindergarten. All these things are great, but mainly we love Zion because the focus of every day is the love of Christ. If I can't be with my kids all day to teach them and share God's love with them, I can't think of another group of people who I''d rather have them learn from than the Zion faculty.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16

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