First Evangelical Lutheran School

  • First Lutheran School was first organized in 1859 by Pastor Fachtmann, our first Pastor, who maintained it for 7 years before the first teacher was hired.
  • Remaining as a Christian day school since its inception, our school blossomed from only a few pupils to a record enrollment of 295 students set in 1961.
  • In recent years, our school has maintained a fairly stable enrollment of about 115 students.
  • We assist families in the spiritual growth of their children to know and live for their Savior Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Religious AffiliationWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1859

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeFirst Evangelical Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(non-offensive, neat, clean clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,650
Tuition Notesnon-member tuition is listed, other WELS is 2100 and members pay 500
Admissions DirectorMatthew Meitner
Admissions AssociateRachel Radloff


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
band, choir, fine arts, piano

School Notes

  • First Lutheran School was blessed in 2002 with a new gymnasium, music room, technology lab, library, and school offices.
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