Christian Life School

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 796 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Christian Life School places among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
796 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Christian Life School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
34%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature, Music Theory, Spanish, Studio Art, US History
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Clean, neat, and modest)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact us for tuition rates.
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marcy Hyllberg

Sports

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
CLS has been a wonderful place to educate my kids. The teachers have prepared my senior daughters well for college. The athletic program is excellent also. They will both play college volleyball.
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5  
I have had two children go through Christian Life School and couldn't be more pleased with how well prepared they were upon graduation. CLS demands excellence while the caring staff work tirelessly to provide support and guidance for the students. Both of my boys were in the Fine Arts Department and have had amazing opportunities to serve, travel, and grow in their musical talents. The teachers truly do care for the students and support them beyond the hours of the school day. The class sizes are great allowing for the staff to connect and build relationships with the kids.
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5  
As a parent and staff member of Christian Life School I consider my family blessed to be a part of CLS. My daughter has been at CLS since she was 2 years old and the education she is receiving is beyond measure. Now in 1st Grade she loves being at a school where you can pray, talk and express ones love for Jesus. Students and staff alike share the love of Christ and use biblical principles to help navigate the world around them. In my daughter's words "Best School Ever!".
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5  
I have two daughters that attend CLS. Even though I have known about the school for awhile, it amazing to see my girls come home sharing information they learned in school, singing songs from chapel, teaching their stuffed animals the Bible verses that their teachers taught them, and seeing their heart and souls trained each day. Not only am I amazed at the academic growth they have made (reading well above their grade level), but the way their unique personalities are embraced and celebrated as they grow into the talented women they God has created them to be has brought a whole new appreciation for CLS. My girls can be involved in orchestra, sports, and make relationships with wonderful children. This school is certainly a treasure.
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5  
Christian Life School has been a great school for my children. It is small enough that they are comfortable, know all the students in their grade, and know most of the teachers in the school, but large enough they have a large circle of friends, 12 sports to choose from, great fine arts (band, orchestra, choir, musicals, & plays), and great academics. The teachers are great and really do want to see the students learn and succeed. Prayer and Christianity is absolutely the foundation of this school and age appropriate Chapel is held weekly. Over 130 different churches are represented at the school - everyone is welcome. The school continues to take feedback from students & parents and continues to grow class offerings, sports, mission trips, and technology in the classroom. No school (work or church) is perfect, but we appreciate the academic, fine arts, and spiritual education our children have received at CLS. If you are looking at for a school for your K-12 children, don't miss the opportunity to talk with them, tour the school or even have your child shadow for a day.... P.S. High school (yes, they have several honors and AP classes) tuition is considerably less than other private schools in the area - yet the sports, academics, fine arts, etc. are equivalent.
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5  
Our daughter has been going to CLS since K. Truly we are extremely happy with the environment it has provided for our child for growth academically and spiritually. As parents we would recommend this school to anyone as it has brought so many blessings to our family.
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5  
I have been a CLS parent for the last 4 years. Best decision we ever made was to move our kids from public schools to this awesome CHRISTIAN private environment. The dedication of the teachers, administration and staff is unmeasurable. The ratio of kids to teachers is excellent, the kids get any and all one on one time they need. The staff is 100%+ invested in the success of the kids both in and out of school. Most often you can find any number of teachers and staff at sporting and fine arts events encouraging and "routing on"the students. The sports programs are well supported and quite successful in many more ways than just their scores and records! The personal development of the kids and the discipline they learn being part of a team is invaluable! The blessing of a Christian environment is second to none. Weekly chapel and the option of always praying for each other in any situation is something the kids will carry in their hearts forever and it will serve them well in their futures!! I would and do recommend our school to everyone!!
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5  
As a graduate of CLS, I have nothing but good things to say about the school. I am currently a senior at Wheaton College (Ill.), and while Wheaton is known to be incredibly challenging academically, I was completely prepared. Specifically, the writing skills that I developed through my time as a CLS student were incomparable. The way that teachers encouraged me to stretch myself in the classroom, even with the subjects that I was less passionate about, gave me a well-rounded education and desire to learn that I was able to apply in every one of my college courses. Additionally, my involvement in CLS athletics shaped the person I am today, and enabled me to pursue a collegiate golf career. Most importantly, however, CLS gave me a spiritual foundation to stand on. I developed a deep relationship with the Lord that remained steadfast as I left home to attend college. Through numerous jobs/internships, I was presented with opportunities to interact with nonbelievers, and had a confidence in my faith that helped me to share the Gospel. I would highly recommend Christian Life School to any family.
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5  
I have been a CLS parent for 8 years and have 3 children in the school. I am repeatedly impressed by the quality of the teaching staff and their commitment to making certain students are challenged at their individual ability levels. The school does a remarkable job at mixing a high quality education with plenty of opportunities for fine arts involvement, athletic participation and social connection. My three children have been involved in a total of six different sports, three different fine arts departments and they love all of the activities they get to do with their school friends. Student life at CLS provides a great balance of advancement and fun for my kids. Administration is ALWAYS available for questions and/or concerns and they show a very real desire to partner with parents in the best interest of students. I highly recommend Christian Life School and plan for all of my children to attend CLS until their High School graduation dates.
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5  
Just graduated after spending kindergarten - 12th grade at the school, i loved it, but sadly i have to move on to college. If you interested i would defiantly recommend having your student or yourself shadow for a day, it is the best way to see if you like any school.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 796 students
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wisconsin is $3,970 for elementary schools and $8,549 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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