Catholic East Elementary School

2461 N Murray Avenue and 2038 N. Bartlett Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
The Mission of Catholic East Elementary School, a richly diverse Catholic Community, is to pursue academic excellence, nurture strong moral development and foster lifelong learning through living out the Gospel values.
This means excellence in faith and academics, as well as an excellent learning environment. This means excellence in teaching as well as excellent facilities. Our caring staff meets the needs of our 275 diverse students.
We are located on Milwaukee's unique East Side with a K3-1st grade campus located at 2038 N. Bartlett Avenue and a 2nd-8th grade campus located at 2461 N. Murray Avenue
We are partners with and supported by the parishes of Three Holy Women, SS. Peter & Paul, Old St. Mary's, Our Lady of Divine Providence and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 270 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,400
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Catholic East Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
270 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Catholic East Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The annual tuition is $2,987 for parishioners for Grades K4-8. The non-parishioner rate is $3,914 for K4-8. There is a 25 percent discount K4-8 for a second child and 45% for a third child K4-8. Tuition for our full day K3 is $4,095.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
For non-choice families


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Comic Book Club, Forensics Club, Girl Scouts, Rosary Club, Tablesetters Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Pius Fine Arts Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Futbol Club

School Notes

  • Please visit our website,, for the latest information about Catholic East - We Pray! We Serve! We Learn!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Catholic East Elementary School cost?
Catholic East Elementary School's tuition is approximately $3,400 for private students and $400 for summer students.
What schools are Catholic East Elementary School often compared to?
Catholic East Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Oklahoma Avenue Lutheran School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Catholic East Elementary School offer?
Catholic East Elementary School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.
What is Catholic East Elementary School's ranking?
Catholic East Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Catholic East Elementary School?
The application deadline for Catholic East Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I am a parent and alumni of Catholic East. We are a Seton school, meaning demonstrate a high level of academic excellence and accreditation for K3-8th grade. The staff is phenomenal, master Educators, compassionate, and with an innate way of supporting each student. Standards are high because each child deserves the best start in life. I graduated seemingly ages ago, well prepared for high school and college. The school has only continually improved in every single way at both campuses (split K3-2nd & 3rd-8th grade) which are conveniently close together. Catholic East Elementary School abounds with socio-economic, racial, and even religious diversity while upholding values to be the best little and big humans we may be and to live a life of greatness with a healthy sense of purpose. My son graduated in June 2019 from Catholic East having been bestowed the honor of the sole Principal`s Award which still sits proudly atop his bookshelf and he will graduate in May 2023 as an honor student from Marquette University High School nearby, continuing in the private school tradition for a strong academic and virtue-based education. He is currently applying to top universities to pursue a dual undergraduate degree in Quantum Physics and English Literature, having been accepted to a handful of competitive schools with fantastic merit-based scholarships in addition to whatever grant financial aid he may be offered at each. My daughter attends Catholic East currently enjoying her 1st-grade year and loves her teachers so much, her environment, and her classmates. Like my son, she loves learning! I look forward to her future and enjoy seeing her develop each step, reading together, doing homework together, and answering her inquisitive questions of "why" or how something works. Catholic East is a phenomenal school where children who are loved and gently nurtured at home, will thrive. Children who are having a less healthy or nourishing childhood at home, perhaps the premature demise of their sole parent such as myself, will grow educated and functional to be healthier, more successful adults. This school and community are worth checking out whether you are a well-off family able to pay full tuition perhaps having the luxury of free time to volunteer at every turn, or the more common family who may be just comfortable or even at times struggling to make ends meet financially while juggling our children`s schedules and need with work atop the regular responsibilities of running our family & home. Our children will thrive here-a lifetime through because of the gentle loving foundation we provide at home and our co-pilots in values, our profound Catholic East master Educators and staff, make this our reality with a call to service each day for bettering our world through our children`s minds and hearts. Rumi said, "My heart is so small it`s almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it?"Look," He answered, "your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world." Let Catholic East Elementary be your child`s lens through which they see our world and their place in it.
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I am a proud parent of several Catholic East students. I value the richly diverse student body, innovative curriculum such as Words Their Way and Engage NY Math. I love that my kids have art, gym and music every week with dedicated teachers. I love that the Catholic Faith is infused in all we do at Catholic East!
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Not merely facts and figures, as all schools are expected to offer, but my Catholic education taught me to grow alongside people completely different from me. I encountered the entire city of Milwaukee in my kindergarten classroom. I met children of all circumstance, of all backgrounds, of different family structures, faiths, practices, and I was taught to embrace this structure, this patchwork of people as beautiful. I was taught to build more than coexistence but friendship and connection, to find that the differences, though initially restricting or uncomfortable, create further understanding and greater depth to a relationship. Most importantly, I was taught that any child, no matter their color, creed, or custom is to be respected as a child of God, and to build bridges instead of walls.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 270 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,400
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Milwaukee, WI is $5,989 for elementary schools and $11,978 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Milwaukee, WI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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