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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,650
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

First Evangelical Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

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School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1859

Student Body

Total Students
109 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
First Evangelical Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(non-offensive, neat, clean clothing)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
non-member tuition is listed, other WELS is 2100 and members pay 500
Admissions Director
Matthew Meitner
Admissions Associate
Rachel Radloff

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,650
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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