Using God’s Word as our guide, St. Paul Lutheran School will raise up future generations of Christians in our community by assisting parents in the Christian teaching of their children and by striving for excellence in all areas of instruction.


Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!

On Sunday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 7, 2017, our ministries hosted an accreditation team from Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA).  This accrediting organization is also recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).  While on our campus, the team, consisting of four members, compared our ministry to 241 different standards of a high performing school.  We received 230.5 out of 241, for a final score of 96%.  This resulted in the status of “Exemplary Accreditation”.  We want to thank the visitation team of Rob Dusseau (Risen Savior, Milwaukee, captain), Paul Hartwig (FVL, Appleton, ret.), Laura Barnett (St. Pius Catholic, Appleton), and Nate Schultz (Peace, Hartford) for their work on our behalf.  Also, we want to thank the faculty, staff, students, and members of St. Paul Lutheran Ministries: Church~School~Childcare for all of their hard work and dedication to making disciples of all nations and teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).  We will now look to improve our ministries even more with a 5-year School Improvement Plan.  To God be the glory!

St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School was founded in 1879 by the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Since then, the Lutheran Elementary School has served thousands of families and students in helping to nurture and raise children in the ways of the Bible, God's inspired, perfect word. We offer a rigorous curriculum in historic downtown Appleton. Our curriculum, whether religious or secular, has Christ at the center. He alone is the focus of our Christian education program. Through our religious lessons and all subject areas, they learn about the amazing grace of God--that he would send his Son, Jesus, to live in our place, die in our place, and now prepares a place in heaven for us. We truly offer education for time and eternity!

We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), which is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. The WELS school system is the third largest parochial school system in the USA.
2016-2017 Theme--Fix Your Eyes on Jesus:
September: As Your Friend in Prayer
October: As Your Shield in Temptation
November: As Your Source of Contentment
December: As Your Source of Salvation
January: As Your Guide in the New Year
February: As Your Pillar of Strength
March: As Your Promise of Forgiveness
April: As Your Comfort in Grief
May: As Your Path for the Future

Passage: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Terra Nova

Terra nova: this past fall, we conducted testing to Terra nova, standardized test company that contracts with the church body. How did we do? Here the results from our eighth grade class, who are completing their education here at St. Paul. (percentile means the percentage of people finished above):
  • Reading: 73rd Percentile
  • Language: 83rd Percentile
  • Math: 74th Percentile
  • Science: 78th Percentile
  • Social Studies: 85th Percentile

Parental Choice

St. Paul has been a part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program since 2015-2016.
Under this program--funded by the State of Wisconsin--parents have a voice in how their tax dollars are spent on the education of their children. At St. Paul, we believe parents are best equipped to decide what school is the best fit for their child. This program allows more families to choose Christian education for their sons and daughters