Catholic East Elementary School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$400
Summer Program Cost NotesFor non-choice families

Student Body

Total Students270 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Catholic East Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,400
Tuition NotesThe 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.
Admissions DirectorKristen Dahlgren


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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