Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy was the dream of the late Elder Joseph Robert DeShazer, Jr., who was the brother of our Founder and Executive Director, Pastor James E.
DeShazer. Elder Joseph R. DeShazer was the Pastor and Founder of Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, and the First Administrative Assistant and President of the State Evangelist Department of the 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Church of God in Christ.
He was a graduate of Marquette University and Rhema Bible Institute, which demonstrates that education was important for his own success.
Greater Holy Temple is dedicated to serving a diverse population and providing its students with a supportive learning environment to inspire all students to strive for excellence in pursuing a strong academic and Christian environment, in order to succeed in and contribute to the community.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
515 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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What is Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy's ranking?

Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy?

The application deadline for Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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