First German Lutheran School exists to reach all children with the Gospel, nurture the whole child, and equip them for Christian living.
We participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) in which qualified families can apply for a tuition voucher to cover their education costs. Enrollment is February 1 - April 15.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,400
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1864

Student Body

Total Students
79 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
First German Evangelical Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Multi-student family discount available.
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

School Notes

  • First German Lutheran School exists to reach all children with the Gospel, nurture the whole child, and equip them for Christian living.
  • We participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) in which qualified families can apply for a tuition voucher to cover their education costs.  Enrollment is February 1 - April 15.
Profile last updated: 01/27/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
First German, located in Manitowoc, is professionally run yet shows kindness and concern for each child as an individual. The teachers are communicative and flexible. They truly care for the students and their growth - emotionally and academically. The experienced teachers carefully consider each students` learning level. The children get a great balance of academics, nurturing, extracurriculars, and fun. God and His Word are a part of each day. First German offers a strong fine arts program. My children enjoy being a part of the choir, band, and drama program. I love that piano lessons (optional) are taught during the school day right on campus! When I drive past the campus and see my children playing outdoors at recess, laughing and having fun, it makes me so happy that my children get to go to school here.
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5  
Both of my daughters attended this school and we were very happy with the Christian education they received. They combine providing high quality education with a family atmosphere. The teachers are excellent and are willing to work with students and their parents in providing the best education possible.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,400
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wisconsin is $3,976 for elementary schools and $8,370 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wisconsin is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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