Your Guide to Milwaukee Area Private Schools

Many families seek private schooling for their children. We are thrilled to offer the Milwaukee Area Private School Guide as a resource to help you in making your decision. Selecting your child(ren)’s education can be overwhelming and stressful. As parents, we understand the importance of providing your children with quality education in an environment right for your family. This guide features private schools that are eager to talk with families like yours.

The Milwaukee Area Private School Guide provides you with the opportunity to research the perfect private school to fit your family’s needs.

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Be sure to also check out our Milwaukee Area Guide to Preschools!

University School of Milwaukee

University School of Milwaukee is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school that educates students in prekindergarten (ages 3 & 4) through 12th grade. Families who have chosen USM have made the decision that an investment in their child’s education is the best investment they can make in that child’s future.

Our students not only succeed, they thrive, because we have the very best teachers and staff who work hard to create the most supportive community your child could ever be part of. Students accept the academic challenges put to them because they are provided the tools, resources, and support they need for a life of success. When they leave for college, they are also passionate self-advocates with strong values and beliefs, and some of the finest learners, leaders, and citizens in the country.

The basic philosophy of community behavior at USM is the Common Trust, which is expressed in the following pledge: “We, the members of the University School of Milwaukee community, commit to and practice the Common Trust. We agree to relate to one another and the school with respect, trust, honesty, fairness, and kindness.” Every year, the specific Common Trust value being celebrated that year is incorporated into learning and activities for students in all grades throughout the school year.

At University School of Milwaukee, we want to provide meaningful experiences to our students both in and out of the classroom. Our wide variety or activities, clubs, and organizations available to students gives them opportunities to explore the activities and subjects that interest them. Age-appropriate opportunities span from the academic to the artistic, and the socially conscious to the primarily social.

Preschool and Lower School: After-school enrichment courses and other programs, including First Lego League, team sports, arts and crafts, and more

Middle School: Intramural and interscholastic athletics programs; clubs (forensics, junior thespian society, REDgen, robotics, etc.); performing arts opportunities

Upper School: 24 championship-caliber varsity sports offerings and many junior varsity programs; clubs (business/finance, e-sports, film, Harvard Model Congress, Model UN, Our Next Generation tutoring, FRC robotics, service, Trident yearbook, etc.); performing arts opportunities

Grades: 4K or Preschool, Elementary Grades, Secondary Grades

Financial Aid Available: Yes

Address: 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road – Milwaukee (River Hills)


Brookfield Academy

Brookfield Academy is an independent school that educates more than 870 students in grades K3-12. Recognized as the #1 Private School in Wisconsin for the last four years, the school offers exceptional academics as well as extensive athletic and extracurricular programs. Situated on 125 acres in Brookfield, the school fulfills its Mission to graduate students prepared for college and life, educated in the skills, values, and heritage of responsible, constructive, free people.

BA offers a broad range of opportunities for students. In Primary School and Lower School we offer Enrichment Classes including things like Chess, Crayola World of Design, LegoMania!, Spy Academy, and more.

We also offer a range of athletics and extracurriculars for students in Middle School and Upper School. Sports include: soccer, tennis, cross country, track and field, field hockey, basketball, softball, volleyball, swimming, fencing, golf baseball, and football.

There are nearly 40 clubs for students to explore interests and connect with each other. There are clubs for art, writing, service, ecology, robotics, mock trial, Latin, Math, chess, Spanish, German, French, forensics, and more.

Grades: 4K or Preschool, Elementary Grades, Secondary Grades

Financial Aid Available: Yes

Address: 3462 N. Brookfield Road – Brookfield


University Lake School

Grades: 4K or Preschool, Elementary Grades, Secondary Grades
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, STEAM Club, Theatre, Chess Club, Student Government, Robotics Club and more!
Address: 4024 Nagawicka Road – Hartland
Phone #: (262) 367-6011


Brookfield Christian School

Grades: 4K or Preschool, Elementary Grades
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: Band, Choir, Middle School Musical, Middle School Praise Band, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country
Address: 14155 W. Burleigh Road – Brookfield
Phone #: (262) 782-4722


Journeys Lutheran School

Grades: Elementary Grades, Secondary Grades
Financial Aid Available: No
Other Programming Available: Prom, Special Event Nights
Address: 5425 S. 111th Street – Hales Corners
Phone #: (414) 461-8500


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