Oldest Private High Schools in Wisconsin

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The average private high school in Wisconsin was founded around 1967 (2021).
The oldest private high school in Wisconsin is Wayland Academy, founded in 1855.
The oldest private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private High Schools in Wisconsin (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    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: #22.
    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: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart
    Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Welcome to Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart!
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: 9-122219 Monroe St
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 257-1023

  • Rank: #77.
    St. John's Northwestern Academies
    St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of cadet life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our cadets for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: 7-121101 Genesee Street
    Delafield, WI 53018
    (262) 646-7199

  • Rank: #88.
    Sheboygan Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-12929 Greenfield Avenue
    Sheboygan, WI 53081
    (920) 458-9981

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Milwaukee Lutheran High School
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: 8-129700 W Grantosa Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 461-6000

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Wisconsin Lutheran High School
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: 9-12330 N Glenview Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 453-4567

  • Rank: #1111.
    Catholic Central High School
    Catholic Central High School Photo - Catholic Central's Main High School Campus from the street. Located in Burlington, Wisconsin, CCHS offers a fine selection of college prep classes to help prepare students for the next step in their education.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: 9-12148 Mchenry St
    Burlington, WI 53105
    (262) 763-1510

  • Rank: #1212.
    Messmer Catholic Schools
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: 9-12742 W Capitol Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53206
    (414) 264-5440

  • Rank: #1313.
    Lutheran High School
    Lutheran High School Photo - Racine Lutheran High SchoolFaith-Character-Leadership-Learning
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1944
    Grades: 9-12251 Luedtke Ave
    Racine, WI 53405
    (262) 637-6538

  • Rank: #1414. Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-12301 Fox Lake Rd
    Waupun, WI 53963
    (920) 324-4233

  • Rank: #1515.
    Regis High & Middle School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: 6-122100 Fenwick Avenue
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    (715) 830-2271

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Manitowoc Lutheran High School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: 9-124045 Lancer Cir
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920) 682-0215

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17. Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-124024 Nagawicka Road
    Hartland, WI 53029
    (262) 367-6011

  • Rank: #1818.
    St. Joseph Catholic Academy
    St. Joseph Catholic Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: NS-122401 69th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    (262) 654-8651

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Journeys Lutheran School
    Journeys Lutheran School Photo - Resource classroom
    Special Education School (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: 3-115425 S. 111th St.
    Hales Corners, WI 53130
    (414) 461-8500

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Lakeside Lutheran High School
    Lakeside Lutheran High School Photo - Lakeside students have a fantastic selection of musical opportunities. Vocalists enjoy 3 choirs & Swing Choir. Instrumentalists can participate in Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz & Percussion Ensembles, Pep Band and solo/ensemble groups for WSMA competitions. Summer Band offers opportunities for color guards as well, with travel during the summer months.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: 9-12231 Woodland Beach Rd
    Lake Mills, WI 53551
    (920) 648-2321

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Lourdes Academy High School
    Lourdes Academy High School Photo - Everyone is invited to music at Lourdes Academy. We have many students who find themselves drawn to multiple musical events and who possess musical talents along with strong academic and athletic gifts. At Lourdes Academy, we pride ourselves on individualizing a student's experience and doing our best to provide opportunities for students to grow in all areas.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK-12110 N Sawyer St
    Oshkosh, WI 54902
    (920) 235-5670

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    St. Francis Xavier High School
    St. Francis Xavier High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: 9-121600 W. Prospect Avenue
    Appleton, WI 54914
    (920) 733-6632

  • Rank: #2323.
    Brookfield Academy
    Brookfield Academy Photo - K4 to Graduation Day!
    Founding Date: 1962
    Grades: PK-123462 N Brookfield Rd
    Brookfield, WI 53045
    (262) 783-3200

  • Rank: #2424.
    Kradwell School
    Kradwell School Photo - Kradwell School "Where Success is the Rule"
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: 8-121220 Dewey Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 454-6590

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    The Prairie School
    The Prairie School Photo - Learning and growing. It's at the heart of everything we do. This is where your child will learn to create, collaborate, and communicate. Where they will become equipped with the tools to think, reason, write, and question. This is where your child will take ownership of their dreams while chasing down their passions. This is Prairie.
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-124050 Lighthouse Drive
    Racine, WI 53402
    (262) 752-2500

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Roncalli High School
    Roncalli High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: 9-122000 Mirro Dr
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920) 682-8801

  • Rank: #2727.
    Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School
    Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School Photo - Hockey
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1970
    Grades: PK-1010900 W Mill Rd & 2911 S 32nd St
    Milwaukee, WI 53225
    (414) 353-3520

  • Rank: #2828.
    Shoreland Lutheran High School
    Shoreland Lutheran High School Photo - SLHS Logo
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1971
    Grades: 9-129026 12th Street
    Somers, WI 53171
    (262) 859-2595

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Heritage Christian Schools
    Heritage Christian Schools Photo - Students participate in service activities at all levels of the school. These activities include going to sites throughout the community, as well as doing projects in school to bless others.
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: PK-123500 S Glen Park Rd
    New Berlin, WI 53151
    (262) 432-0333

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Maranatha Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: 9-12745 W Main St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 206-2366

  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
    Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Photo
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: 9-123399 Division Road
    Jackson, WI 53037
    (262) 677-4051

  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Union Grove Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK-12417 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, WI 53182
    (262) 878-1265

  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Valley Christian School
    Valley Christian School Photo - Our drama class is for credit.
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK-123450 Vinland Rd.
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    (920) 231-9704

  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Calvary Baptist School
    Calvary Baptist School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: PK-12N84W19049 Menomonee Ave
    Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    (262) 251-0328

  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Faith Christian School
    Faith Christian School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: PK-12233 W Main St
    Coleman, WI 54112
    (920) 897-3380

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