Oldest Private Schools in Wisconsin

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The average private school in Wisconsin was founded around 1955 (2021).
The oldest private school in Wisconsin is St. John Nepomucene School, founded in 1836.
The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Wisconsin (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    St. John Nepomucene School
    St. John Nepomucene School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1836
    Grades: PK-8328 Grand Ave
    Little Chute, WI 54140
    (920) 788-9082

  • Rank: #22.
    Trinity Lutheran Freistadt
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1839
    Grades: NS-810729 W Freistadt Road
    Mequon, WI 53097
    (262) 242-2045

  • Rank: #33.
    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: #4-64.-6.
    First Immanuel Lutheran School
    First Immanuel Lutheran School Photo - The Learning Center
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: NS-8W67N622 Evergreen Blvd
    Cedarburg, WI 53012
    (262) 377-6610

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    St. John Xxiii Catholic School
    St. John Xxiii Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-81802 N Wisconsin St
    Port Washington, WI 53074
    (262) 284-2441

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    Trinity Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: NS-8824 Wisconsin Ave
    Sheboygan, WI 53081
    (920) 458-8248

  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: PK-4N8092 County Road AY
    Mayville, WI 53050
    (920) 387-2158

  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1855
    Grades: NS-8W5407 Highway SS
    Random Lake, WI 53075
    (920) 994-9190

  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    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: #1010.
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    St. Johns Lutheran School Photo - Registration Night
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: PK-84001 South 68th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53220
    (414) 541-5881

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Marquette University High School
    All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: 9-123401 W Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 933-7220

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    St. Bernard School
    St. Bernard School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-3111 S Montgomery Street
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 261-7204

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    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: #1414.
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-8198 Westridge Avenue
    Burlington, WI 53105
    (262) 763-2377

  • Rank: #1515.
    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: #16-1716.- 17.
    Assumption Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-8901 W Prospect Street Durand
    Durand, WI 54736
    (715) 672-5617

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 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: #1818.
    Morrison Zion Lutheran School
    Morrison Zion Lutheran School Photo
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: PK-87373 County Road W
    Greenleaf, WI 54126
    (920) 864-2349

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    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: #19-2119.- 21.
    St. Kilian School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: NS-8245 High St
    Hartford, WI 53027
    (262) 673-3081

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    St. St.ephen Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-8505 N Palmatory St
    Horicon, WI 53032
    (920) 485-6687

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    Luther Preparatory School
    Luther Preparatory School Photo - LPS Bell Tower
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 9-121300 Western Ave
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 261-4352

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School Photo - A balanced preschool program includes reading readiness skills.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-8222 N Stafford Street
    Plymouth, WI 53073
    (920) 893-5114

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    St. Pauls Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: NS-8210 S Ringold St
    Janesville, WI 53545
    (608) 754-4471

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    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: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    St. Paul Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-8505 Superior Ave
    Tomah, WI 54660
    (608) 372-4542

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Holy Cross Elementary School
    Holy Cross Elementary 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: #28-2928.- 29.
    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: #3030.
    St. Thomas More High School
    St. Thomas More High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1870
    Grades: 9-122601 E Morgan Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53207
    (414) 481-8370

  • Rank: #3131.
    St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: PK-88605 W Forest Home Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53228
    (414) 425-2040

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    Sacred Heart Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-67379 Church St
    Custer, WI 54423
    (715) 592-4902

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    St. John The Baptist Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-8114 E 3rd St
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-5325

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    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: #3535.
    St. Pauls Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-81100 9th St E
    Menomonie, WI 54751
    (715) 235-9622

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