Journeys Lutheran School (formerly Lutheran Special School & Education Services) is a 3rd through 12th grade school that provides Christ-centered special education programs to students who have unique learning challenges and/or emotional difficulties. Journeys students are identified as having Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Cognitively Disabled, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism. In June 2017, it relocated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School to the former Hales Corners Lutheran Church & School on Grange Avenue and S. 111th Street, which was purchased by a donor for Journeys. With increased space, a high school program was implemented in partnership with Martin Luther High School. In fall 2021, Journeys will serve between 80 and 90 students and most of those students qualify and participate in the state of Wisconsin's Special Needs Scholarship Program.
Primary Focus: K-8 and High School, Prepares students with unique learning challenges to maximize their God-given spiritual, academic, emotional, and social potential
Lutheran Affiliation: LCMS
Operating Budget: $ 1,910,784
Programs: The Mosaics Program addresses specific learning needs of the challenged learner population by placing emphasis on ‘real’ experiences rather than ‘vicarious’ participation, as is found in typical work with textbooks, workbooks and standardized materials. The Mosaics learner is involved with ‘real-world’ learning through field trips, guest speakers and in resolving ‘real’ problem situations through acts of making and creating, collaborating and conferencing, both with outside experts and teachers and with peers. Students gain communication skills through presentations and performance.
Who is Served: As part of the School Choice program in Milwaukee, LSSES serves a large population of low-income and minority students in addition to students in suburban Lutheran schools.
Location: 5425 S. 111th Street, Hales Corners, WI 53130