Our Redeemer Lutheran School

  • ~~ NOMINATED as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the Council of American Private Education ~~ ORLS Mission Statement ORLS exists to provide Christ-centered quality education by bringing Jesus Christ into the lives of our students and their families thereby equipping them for service to the world as they share the Good News!.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences addressed through our Lutheran Special School & Educational Services Program
Year Founded1931
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students172 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Our Redeemer Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
22%
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code noted in parent handbook available upon request)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,800
Tuition NotesTuition costs vary from student fees assessed church member families. Costs also vary regarding 3K, 4K, 5K vs. full day students in grades 1-8. Financial aid is available for families qualifying through the SMART Tuition Aid process.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Irish
Admissions AssociateEllen Werlein

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School programs (art, crafts, chess, knitting, etc.), Forensics Club, Reading Club for gr. 1-4

School Notes

  • Quality academic education in a Christian environment  
  • Awarded EXEMPLARY STATUS by the National Lutheran Accreditation Commission (LCMS) 
  • Safe and secure family environment
  • Extremely dedicated, caring, and professional teachers
  • Teacher to student ratio very low at 1:16 
  • Strong administration
  • Accreditation through National Lutheran School Accreditation - LCMS and Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Association 
  • Full day & half-day programs for 3K, 4K, & 5K
  • 2K Early Learners' sessions offered four times per school year
  • Full-time Spanish instructor (5K full-day through grade 8)
  • P. E. specialist serves grade 5K through 8
  • Full music program with two music specialists plus band & handbell directors
  • Devoted STEM program works with grades 1- 8
  • School Child Care offered from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM for enrolled students on school days
  • Hot lunch prepared on-site, fresh daily
  • After school enrichment classes offered in 4 &/or 6 week increments
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-12 | 413 students
    6.5 miles
    5375 N Green Bay Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53209
    (414)228-7905
    6.5 PK-12
    413
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 480 students
    4.5 miles
    5140 N 55th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53218
    (414)438-2745
    4.5 PK-8
    480
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
    3.7 miles
    8545 W Villard Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53225
    (414)464-5775
    3.7 PK-8
    154
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: NS-8 | 469 students
    6.9 miles
    3027 N Fratney St
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    (414)264-6070
    6.9 NS-8
    469
  • Milwaukee
    Pilgrim Lutheran School
    Pilgrim Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 197 students
    2.1 miles
    6717 W. Center St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53210
    (414)259-0190
    2.1 PK-8
    197

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Being an integral part of this school has been such a blessing to me. It is wonderful to experience the family climate/atmosphere. Parents are in and out of the building all the time, welcome in our halls, as volunteers and solicited for their opinions and input. We are a team with parents and it shows! 100% attendance at the student-led conferences in grades 2 - 8, volunteerism for the annual BB tourney and other programs, and the support we feel for our school auction and student assistance program are unparalleled. Being able to provide a quality Christian education in this environment also means that we operate with grace and forgiveness when things need to addressed. What great place for FAMILIES Our Redeemer really is!
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5  
My child transitioned seamlessly from the public school system to Our Redeemer. They helped us every step of the way! They truly DO care about every single child in attendance. My child has specific learning disabilities and I was hesitant at first with sending him to a private school. I was always under the impression that the appropriate services for him would be lacking and that we would be back to square one. My concerns were totally unfounded. Lutheran Special Schools Services at ORLS have exceeded my expectations. My child is currently enrolled in fifth grade at ORLS. I am ECSTATIC to report that my child has gone from reading and writing at the first grade level in the public school to fourth grade level within one school year. Also, his faith has exploded which is important to me. Three more reasons I would recommend this learning institution: The class sizes are small with very low student to teacher ratios. They maintain a strict adherence to their anti-bullying policies. Extremely open lines of communication between Administration/Faculty and families. I cannot recommend this school highly enough!
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