Oldest Private Schools in Wisconsin

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  • The average private school in Wisconsin was founded around 1955 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Wisconsin is Trinity Lutheran Freistadt, founded in 1839.

Oldest Private Schools in Wisconsin (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Trinity Lutheran Freistadt
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1839
    Grades: NS-810729 W Freistadt Road
    Mequon, WI 53097
    (262)242-2045

  • Rank: #22.
    Salem Lutheran School
    Salem Lutheran School Photo
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1847
    Grades: PK-86844 N 107th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53224
    (414)353-8190

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    First Immanuel Lutheran School
    First Immanuel Lutheran School Photo - 5th Grade Science
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: NS-8W67N622 Evergreen Blvd
    Cedarburg, WI 53012
    (262)377-6610

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    St. John XXIII Catholic School
    St. John XXIII Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: NS-81802 N Wisconsin St
    Port Washington, WI 53074
    (262)284-2441

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    Trinity Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-8824 Wisconsin Ave
    Sheboygan, WI 53081
    (920)458-8248

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: PK-3N8092 County Road AY
    Mayville, WI 53050
    (920)387-5363

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    St John Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: NS-8W5407 Highway Ss
    Random Lake, WI 53075
    (920)994-9190

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Wayland Academy
    Wayland Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: 9-12101 N University Avenue
    Beaver Dam, WI 53916
    (920)885-3373

  • Rank: #99.
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    St. Johns Lutheran School Photo - Original 1942 S. 68th Street school entrance.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: PK-84001 South 68th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53220
    (414)541-5881

  • Rank: #10-1210.-12.
    Marquette University High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: 9-123401 W Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414)933-7220

  • Rank: #10-1210.-12.
    St Bernard School
    St Bernard School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-4111 S Montgomery Street
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920)261-7204

  • Rank: #10-1210.-12.
    St Francis Xavier School
    St Francis Xavier School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-82939 Thinnes St
    Cross Plains, WI 53528
    (608)798-2422

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Johns Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-8198 Westridge Avenue
    Burlington, WI 53105
    (262)763-2377

  • Rank: #1414.
    First Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1859
    Grades: PK-8520 West Avenue S
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    (608)784-1050

  • Rank: #15-1715.-17.
    Assumption Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: NS-8901 W Prospect Street Durand
    Durand, WI 54736
    (715)672-5617

  • Rank: #15-1715.-17.
    St Lawrence Seminary High School
    St Lawrence Seminary High School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: 9-12301 Church Street
    Mount Calvary, WI 53057
    (920)753-7500

  • Rank: #15-1715.-17.
    St. Marys School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: K-8225 W State Street
    Burlington, WI 53105
    (262)763-1515

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    First German Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-81025 S 8th St
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920)682-7021

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    St Kilian School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-8245 High St
    Hartford, WI 53027
    (262)673-3081

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    St Stephen Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-8505 N Palmatory St
    Horicon, WI 53032
    (920)485-6687

  • Rank: #21-2421.-24.
    Luther Preparatory School
    Luther Preparatory School Photo - LPS Bell Tower
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 9-121300 Western Ave
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920)261-4352

  • Rank: #21-2421.-24.
    St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School Photo - Drama
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-8222 N Stafford Street
    Plymouth, WI 53073
    (920)893-5114

  • Rank: #21-2421.-24.
    St Pauls Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: NS-8210 S Ringold St
    Janesville, WI 53545
    (608)754-4471

  • Rank: #21-2421.-24.
    St Peter's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-8345 N Pine St
    Reedsburg, WI 53959
    (608)524-4066

  • Rank: #2525.
    St Peter Catholic School
    St Peter Catholic School Photo - Fifth Grade students learn about Project Based Learning through their Fifth Grade Genius Service Project.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: PK-57129 County Road K
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608)831-4846

  • Rank: #2626.
    St Paul Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-8505 Superior Ave
    Tomah, WI 54660
    (608)372-4542

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28.
    Holy Cross Catholic School
    Holy Cross Catholic School Photo - In addition to providing for the sacramental care of our students, Holy Cross Catholic School integrates the Catholic faith into all areas of learning. Our Catholic Faith Integration Curriculum is a unique and innovative way for kids to learn about Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic tradition.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: PK-83002 Bay Settlement Rd
    Green Bay, WI 54311
    (920)468-0625

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28.
    St Paul's Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: K-8309 Bluff St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920)563-5349

  • Rank: #2929.
    St Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: K-88605 W Forest Home Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53228
    (414)425-2040

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.
    Sacred Heart Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-67379 Church St
    Custer, WI 54423
    (715)592-4902

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.
    St John The Baptist Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-8114 E 3rd St
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608)849-5325

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.
    St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-8402 S Main St
    Juneau, WI 53039
    (920)386-4644

  • Rank: #3333.
    St Pauls Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-81100 9th St E
    Menomonie, WI 54751
    (715)235-9622

  • Rank: #3434.
    St Nicholas Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: PK-8W2035 County Road S
    Kaukauna, WI 54130
    (920)788-9371

  • Rank: #35-3835.-38.
    Edgewood Campus School
    Edgewood Campus School Photo - Edgewood Campus School is a thriving Catholic school that offers a well-rounded and rigorous education. We are committed to deepening knowledge, honoring individuality, enhancing personal awareness, fostering strength of character, and building global connections.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: K-8829 Edgewood College Dr
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608)663-4100

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