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!

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 174 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1

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St. Matthew Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Most learning difficulties can be addressed by our experienced staff.
Year Founded
1922

Student Body

Total Students
174 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
St. Matthew Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
("Clean and modestly dressed")

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grants, subsidies, and tuition assistance are available.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Eric W. Ziel
Admissions Associate
eziel@smls.org

Sports

Extracurriculars

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:
Wrestling

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 174 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,500
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1

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The average private school tuition in Waukesha County, WI is $6,774 for elementary schools and $16,564 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Waukesha County, WI is 96% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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