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Best Local Private Schools in Waukesha County

Private School lIstings in Waukesha County (K-8)

Disclaimer: Schools listed below have paid to be listed, but each one has been recommended by Lake Country Family Fun readers. Lake Country Family Fun is the number one parenting resource in Lake Country Family Fun, priding itself on being thoroughly connected to the community, including these schools.

Lake Country and Waukesha County has some amazing schools.  If you are looking for private schools, this handy guide will provide a great listing of options in the area.  If you are looking for Daycare, refer to our Daycare and Babysitting Guide here. (Note: Many schools offer daycare and/or wrap around care).  If you are looking for Pre-schools (K2 -K4), refer to our Preschool Guide here

Private, or independent, schools are privately owned with out the assistance of local, state or federal governments. At private schools, students pay tuition to attend.  Some private schools offer School Choice, read more about Private School Choice Programs here. For those whose children attend private schools, read more about the Wisconsn Private School Tax Credit here and look into your local district for bussing reimbursement where applicable.

Lake Country Family Fun prides itself on finding the best Waukesha County Private Schools and sifting through the information so you don’t have to. This guide is here to help you navigate the wonderful private schools the area offers. There are 15 schools featured below that are located in communities such as Brookfield, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Pewaukee and more! All of these schools have been recommended by our amazing readers!

Divine Redeemer Lutheran School Hartland

Divine REdeemer Hartland

10+ Private schools In waukesha County

2020 Waukesha County Private school Listing

31385 Hill Rd, Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“It’s been a blessing for both (our girls) to be part of Divine Redeemer! I can’t even begin to tell you how remarkable the changes have been… I think I regularly have tears in my eyes every time I drop them off… Tears of joy and thanks. I know they are in an amazing loving environment. We feel so blessed to have them at DR! I could go on and on about how happy we are and how happy the girls are… I know the girls are going to thrive and grow from being part of this amazing environment that they are in… Last year my stomach hurt from worry every morning I dropped them off (at their previous school)… This year I am at complete peace! The best part is the girls are developing by leaps and bounds! They love their teachers and have enormous pride for their school. Divine Redeemer has such a positive impact on all its students and I know the one it is making on our girls is enormous!!!”
– Tara and Bud S.

Description:
Divine Redeemer Lutheran School provides a strong educational foundation for all of its students by promoting an excitement for learning through a challenging academic curriculum.  This rigorous curriculum, with more than thirty years of experience and mastery, is well-proven by accreditation, exemplary school status, state and national awards and yearly achievement test scores well above the national average.

Our school offers many other services available to our children including:

  • Financial assistance
  • Full-Time Resource Teacher
  • Speech Services
  • On-site School Counselor
  • Participates in Wisconsin Parental
  • Summer Childcare Programs
  • Summer Camps for all ages
  • Scholarship Programs Choice Program (WPCP)

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:

Prospective families are welcome to view virtual tours & teacher interviews located on the school’s website.   A comprehensive, in-person tour of the campus (following safe covid-19 protocols ) are available by scheduling with the school at 262-367-3664. 

Contact them:

N14 W29143 Silvernail Road,
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

“We were immediately drawn to the beauty of the school: the colors, the smells, the natural elements, the warmth and love from the teachers. It felt like home. When researching more about Waldorf philosophy, we realized how they truly understood each phase of development in the child, taking a much more holistic approach to learning. It isn’t just about reading and memorizing subjects, it’s about ‘experiencing’ it.”

Description:

Waldorf may seem dramatically different from mainstream education. We are. Performing well on tests and memorizing facts are no longer enough to prepare students for an unknown future. We foster our future innovators, risk-takers, critical thinkers and fearless leaders.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

January 18th, 2020 11am-2pm or contact Liz Tornius for a tour at 262.646.7497 admissions@prairiehillwaldorf.org.org 

Contact them:

3462 N Brookfield Road
Brookfield, WI 53045

Parent testimonial

“I think BA gives students a great liberal arts education. A liberal arts education is much more than humanity and arts, but also natural and social science. It gives students the ability to read, write, and think critically.”
– BA Parent Charles L.

Description:

Brookfield Academy is an independent, college preparatory school for grades K3 through 12. Exceptional teachers guide students as they explore a curriculum rich in traditional academics, athletic programs, the arts, and extracurriculars, preparing them for college and life.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours and information sessions available throughout the year. For information please call 262-783-3200 x-141. Open Houses held in late October and late April.

Contact them:

1001 S. Silver Lake St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

We view a well-rounded education as one of the greatest gifts we can provide to our children. Strong academics, woven into a vibrant, active community of faith, love, and compassion give us hope we are laying strong foundations that will help our children navigate the rest of their lives.”

Description:

At St. Jerome Parish School, our students shine! Once you enter through our doors, it is clearly evident that Christ is present in our school, from 3K through grade 8. Our students shine the love of Christ to others daily through their words and actions. It is not unusual to walk through our hallways and see one of our middle school students helping our Early Childhood Littles. St. Jerome Parish School offers each child a Catholic value-based education, providing a loving and caring environment in which to learn.  Our educational philosophy is based upon educating the whole child and embracing the uniqueness of each child created by our loving God.

Our students are engaged in Project Lead the Way, S.T.R.E.A.M, Virtues in Practice, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,Theology of the Body, and extra- curricular activities. Jesus is certainly our formational role model for how we live and interact with others. Throughout the school year, we focus on Virtues in Practice Program. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Theology of the Body. As we progress through the year, we will study the saints and school-wide efforts on the lives and words of St. Pope John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

At SJPS we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and respect their role by journeying with them through the year, providing our students a solid foundation so that they may grow into responsible young adults who can make a positive difference in our world today.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please contact us at 262-569-3030 to schedule an appointment during our Open House Saturday, January 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Can’t make the Open house?  Call 262-569-3030 to schedule a tour!  We also invite you to visit and to take a glimpse at our school in action.

Registration is now open for enrolling your child in our early childhood program, 3K, 4K and 5K.  Call to ask about our flexible program and to schedule a visit.  Apply through this link https://mytads.com/a/stjeromeoconomowoc .  Don’t delay as our classes are filling up fast!

Contact them:

1023 E Capitol Dr,
Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

Zion has been such a blessing for our children! We appreciate the dedicated teachers and staff, the high academic standards, and Christian education for developing social and leadership skills. It is a great family environment and our children love attending there.”
-Jerilyn B.

Description:

Zion Lutheran School serves children from Preschool (3K) to 8th grade with an education that goes beyond deep learning and academic achievement. Our students also learn to live life with strength,
confidence, enduring comfort, and compassion for others, even when life brings adversity. At Zion, kids learn that whatever failings they have, and whatever wrongs they do, there is always  forgiveness and unconditional love there for them. At Zion, kids learn the resilience,
strength, and humility they need to face both joys and disappointments. At Zion, kids learn to use the talents and interests
God has given them to proactively be a blessing for others. Yes, your child will have great academics here, but they’ll also learn to treasure and practice life’s most valuable skills and lessons. Click on the links below to learn more at our website, or schedule a school tour.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

* Learn more about Zion 
* Schedule a school tour 
* Or call: (262) 367-3617

Contact them:

210 Pleasant St.
Oconomowoc, WI

Parent testimonial

“Both of our children benefited from taking math classes that were ahead of their grade level, which gave them a head start entering high school. Rachel also “tested out” of spelling her 8th grade year and was encouraged to do creative writing instead – an experience which has definitely helped her in high school. As parents, we appreciate the effort St. Paul’s made at differentiation to help more advanced students reach their potential. In short, we are pleased with the success our children are having in high school, and feel they were well prepared to have that success by the staff and programs at St. Paul’s.”
-Cheryl O.

Description:
St. Paul’s Lutheran School is committed to providing the highest quality Christian education through academics, faith, fine arts, and athletics. We offer financial aid, and are a member of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. We invest in each child and help them build a strong academic and spiritual foundation. Your child will develop the necessary skills, traditional values, and the moral compass needed to navigate our ever-changing world.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:
Open Enrollment is February 1–April 15, 2021. To arrange a tour, contact St. Paul’s Lutheran School at 262-567-5001 or email at jill@splco.org.

Contact them:

14155 W Burleigh Rd,
Brookfield, WI 53005

Parent testimonial

“”BCS is a uniquely amazing school. The community of families is strong and welcoming. The school size is small enough to give students individual attention and for faculty to truly know each child, but not so small that it limits social development. BCS fosters strong Christian faith and prepares students to be compassionate humans for life. Sending our children here has been one of the best decisions we have made for our family.”
-Martha K.

Description:
Brookfield Christian School is an independent, multi-denominational Christian school with programs for grades 3K – 8.  BCS offers a high-quality, Christ-centered education that prepares students to learn, to lead, and to serve faithfully in God’s world. We offer:

 

  • An academically excellent curriculum
  • PE, Art, Spanish, Tech Ed/STEM, and Music Education
  • Chapel, Praise Band, Small Groups
  • Resource Staff and Learning Lab
  • School Counselor and SEL Curriculum
  • Athletics, Band, and more.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Contact us to schedule a private in person or virtual tour at admissions@brookfieldchristian.org or (262) 782-4722.

Contact them:

W262 N4685 Ryan Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

“We are so grateful for CELA. Our son has thrived there over the past few months in the 4K classroom. He has a smaller class size allowing for his teacher to know each child very well academically, socially and emotionally. His teacher makes learning fun but challenging at the same time, always keeping the conversations Christ focused. An atmosphere of love and encouragement is promoted and demonstrated by all of the staff, parents, and students.”
– Shannon B.

Description:
CELA’s early learning programs are second-to-none in educating young leaders in Lake Country by giving them the opportunities to grow academically, learn and participate in on-going Christian values and by presenting them with regular leadership opportunities.  Our 3K, 4K and 5K programs aim to give our students an opportunity to enjoy the challenge of learning new things in a personalized, stimulating, fun and loving environment. 

With certified teaching staff who utilize a rich, research-based curriculum and state-of-the-art learning spaces to customize the unique engagement needs of our 3K – 8th grade students, academic growth is quickly seen in each student.  Students also enjoy daily Christian values lessons, weekly Chapel services, and spending time with their Chapel Family Buddies in CELA’s Christian Values and Leadership Development (CVLD) program, all of which strengthens each student’s relationship with God.  Frequent classes in art, music, physical education (PE) and Spanish, amazing Middle School electives, regular use of CELA’s Promethean Boards and Active Tables, personal laptops, reading lofts and customized gated playgrounds all add to our varied educational program allowing for mental, physical, and spiritual growth within each student on a daily basis. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

CELA has been fortunate to stay open for face-to-face learning. If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, please call 262-691-4321. At this time, we are scheduling private tours outside of regular school hours to help keep our students, staff, and potential families as safe as we can, doing this also allows us to offer interested families a personalized, private tour to best address their questions.

Contact them:

N50 W35181 Wisconsin Ave.,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

We like Holy Trinity because they have a very caring staff, small class sizes and Christian values that has led our kids to a quality education.”
– Cindy K.

Description:

Our school offers private Christian Education where students in grades 4K – 8th grade learn, grow, and achieve in environments enriched with Christian teachings and values. Our curriculum is structured to educate and train children with high academic standards from a solidly Christian perspective.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Bedtime Stories Early Childhood Open
House
 – Wednesday, January 29 th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 
Winter Carnival Open House on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Tours available by appointment. For more information, please call 262.567.2737×712, visit
our website at www.holytrinityels.org, ,like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram!

Contact them:

246 W Ottawa Ave,
Dousman, WI 53118

Parent testimonial

“Both of my children attended St. Bruno from 4K-8th grade. I have found that they received a valuable education focusing on academics, instilling faith, and creating a safe environment for them to learn. St. Bruno teachers partnered with me to help educate my children and prepare them for high school and beyond.”

– T.P.

Description:

St. Bruno Parish School is a 3K-8 Catholic school in the heart of Dousman. We invite you to explore our Catholic school community which inspires Academic Excellence and Instills Catholic Values within a faith-filled community and beyond. Let us help you learn more about how we may be your partner in deepening your child’s understanding of the world around them in a highly academic, spiritual and social environment. Our doors are open for you to experience our faith and family-oriented culture firsthand.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Contact us to schedule your tour on Visiting Day, Sunday, January 31, Noon – 2 PM. For more information on this event, please visit our website.  

Contact them:

120 Nashotah Road
Nashotah, WI

Parent testimonial

“You know your child attends St Joan Of Arc when you pick them up from school and ask how their day was, and all you ever hear in response are things like, “great!”, “best day ever”, “I love my School”. That was the final confirmation that we made the best School decision for our children!”
– Jamie S.

Description:

St. Joan of Arc is more than a 3K-8th grade Catholic School; it is a family. Our intention for students is to have them live their faith, focus on God and His Family, and grow in fellowship with the world. We challenge them to seek the truth, honor differences, embrace community, and nurture their minds, bodies and spirits. Our goals as a faith community is to provide academic excellence and foster spiritual growth. Our world needs future leaders, and we make it our mission to form those individuals here at St. Joan of Arc.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 12:30-2. To learn more about how our school might serve your family, please contact Holly Cerveny, Principal, at 262-646-5821 or by emailing HCERVENY@SJARC.ORG.

Contact them:

410 West Veterans Way
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Parent testimonial

“All of my children have attended St. John’s and we couldn’t be happier! Their quality education, along with various extracurriculars make it a well rounded education. The teachers and students are very respectful and kind and everything is done in the light of God’s Word. Students also transistion very well to the public or private high school. You will not be disappointed sending your children to St. John’s!”

Description:

St. John’s Lutheran School provides a strong educational foundation for all of its students by promoting an excitement for learning through a challenging academic curriculum.  This rigorous curriculum is well-proven by earning an exemplary status for accreditation, state and national awards, and yearly achievement test scores well above the national average.   The Word of God plays a central role as students develop skills needed for academic success, as well as strong Christian values that will serve them throughout life.

Our school offers many other services available to our children including:

– Financial assistance
– Title Services
– Speech Services

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:

Tours are available at any time!  Please contact the school office (school@stjohnslutheran-muk.org) to set up a tour with the principal and the classroom teachers.  

Contact them:

1650 Brown Street Oconomowoc, WI

Parent testimonial

“St. Matthew’s is just the right place for my family.”

Description:

At St. Matthew’s, children grow and learn in warm, Christ-centered atmosphere. The Word of God plays a central role as students develop skills needed for academic success, as well as strong Christian values that will serve them throughout life.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:

Open House Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10am-12pm.  Please contact Eric Ziel, Principal, at eziel@smls.org to set up a tour or visit smls.org and click on “School Tour”. 

Contact them:

1060 White Rock Ave,
Waukesha, WI 53186

Parent testimonial

“When we moved to Waukesha, the first decision we ever made was to enroll our children in Trinity Lutheran School. It’s still the best decision we’ve made since. It challenges our children academically and enriches them spiritually with a faith and family based atmosphere that helps our children grow.”
– Joe A.

Description:

Trinity Lutheran School wants to provide your child(ren) with a warm and safe place to develop in a Christ-centered curriculum where everything is taught from a Biblical perspective. We will partner with you to help your child to grow academically, spiritually, socially and physically so they are prepared to excel in whatever they do after they leave our school.Trinity participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours are available at any time!  Please contact Justin Gut, principal, at jgut@trinitywels.com or call (262) 547-8020 to schedule.

Contact them:

4024 Nagawicka Rd,
Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“ULS teachers weave the fundamentals into their broader investigations in a way that creates a vibrant and creative classroom. My kids are engaged and passionate about learning.”

Description:

At ULS, student curiosity is rewarded. With award-winning faculty, an intimate learning environment, and a belief in shaping the unique gifts of students, ULS is more than just challenging academics. We are a college preparatory school offering JK3 – 12th grades on a stunning 180-acre campus.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Contact our Admissions Department to schedule a guided tour for you and your student: admissions@universitylake.org or call 262-367-6011, ext. 1455.

Contact them:

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