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.


For Time and Eternity!

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.

MIssion, Vision, Objective Documents

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