St. Matthew Lutheran School

St. Matthew`s Lutheran School is fully accredited by Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA). Validation of the quality of education offered at St. Matthew`s is also given by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
St.Matthew`s Lutheran School is also part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
The WELS school system is the fourth largest private school system in America.
St. Matthew's Lutheran School enrolls children from the community in all of its grade levels (3K-Grade 8).
St. Matthew's moved into a brand new facility on Brown Street in Oconomowoc in September of 2018!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMost learning difficulties can be addressed by our experienced staff.
Year Founded1922

Student Body

Total Students174 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Matthew Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
("Clean and modestly dressed")

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineAug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,500
Tuition NotesGrants, subsidies, and tuition assistance are available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorEric W. Ziel


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, handchimes

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • St. Matthew`s Lutheran School offers a full academic curriculum. All subjects are taught in accordance with the full conviction that the Bible is God`s true Word and the final authority for all matters that pertain to Christian teaching, faith, and life.
  • The school`s philosophy is firmly centered on two central teachings of the Bible: the Law, which shows us our sin; and the Gospel that shows us our Savior. The Holy Spirit works through the Law to bring us to aknowledge of our sins and the need for a Savior. The Holy Spirit works through the Gospel to create andsustain saving faith in the Savior that God sent: Jesus Christ.
  • Through faith in the Gospel, the students of St. Matthew`s Lutheran School are motivated to express their love for Jesus in their worship life, through their daily conduct and in response to the Savior`s commission to "preach the Gospel to every creature," and lead others to a saving faith in Christ.
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