Our Principal

Principal Gary Willie

Director of Christian Education,
Principal Gary Wille




Message from the Principal

Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Our school has been partnering with parents to provide a quality Christian education for children since 1866. We are dedicated to providing an educational experience that prepares children for productive Christian lives on earth but more importantly prepares them for eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus.

St. Paul’s is one of a system of about 450 schools operating within the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod. Of these 35 are located in the Milwaukee area. We have an early childhood program for 3K and 4K preschool with extended care available from 6:30AM to 6:00PM. We currently have 42 children enrolled in our preschool program. We have 130 children enrolled in grades kindergarten to eighth grade. Before school and after school care are available also for grade school children. In national standardized testing, our students consistently score above the national average. Our graduates from eighth grade attend many different high schools both public and private. About 40% continue their Christian education at Wisconsin Lutheran High School on 84th Street and Bluemound Road. Our students are well prepared academically to meet the curriculum of whatever high school they choose to attend. They also are well prepared to fit into the extracurricular activities at the high school level because of the many extracurricular activities available to them in our grade school. Our graduates have established a tradition of excellence that is well recognized by area high schools.

Our teachers uncompromisingly cling to the divine inspiration of the Bible. We stand up for this truth, preach this word, and build our educational plan on this basis. Our educational philosophy includes new ideas and methods that are proven sound and older methods that are rediscovered and revitalized. We make use of the increasing knowledge of human behavior and the learning process. We offer a wide variety of age appropriate activities that will seek to develop the whole child: physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and especially spiritually. All training and instruction will therefore be designed with the intent of “Touching Tender Hearts with the Love of God”, so that their faith will be strengthened.

Our school is a well equipped facility on a large wooded area of eight acres. We have eleven classrooms, a kitchen for preparing hot lunch, gymnasium, stage area with sound and lighting for theatrical productions, and a great playground with proper equipment for play and sports. We have a computer lab of 25 computers with computers in every classroom as well. We are installing smartboards in every classroom to replace blackboards with newer technology.

We offer many extracurricular programs. There are currently thirteen different sports teams from grade 4 – 8. We also offer band, piano and guitar lessons, handbells, forensics, and some after school club activities. We compete in spelling, math, and forensics competitions with other schools. We also have science and social studies fairs and opportunities in theatrical productions.

If you have any questions or need additional information about our school please e-mail those to me. I will be more than happy to meet with you at any time to discuss all that we have to offer.

We pray that God will continue to bless our efforts as we form partnerships with parents to provide a quality Christian education.

St. Paul's
Evangelical Lutheran Church

6881 S. 51st Street
Franklin, WI 53132
p: 414.421.1178
f: 414.429.4299