Mt. Lebanon Lutheran School

Mt. Lebanon Lutheran School is a K4-8 school that serves 245 students at two campuses in Milwaukee: K4-4th grade at 61st and Hampton Avenue and 5-8th grade at 84th and Melvina Street. It has been given a five-star (significantly exceeding expectations) rating from the Dept. of Public Instruction for the last three years. Mt. Lebanon aims to be a "community for the community." It is committed to meeting children where they are and providing extra tools and resources to get them to and beyond grade level. It provides an intimate learning environment, educational assistants, an extended school day, a personalized student success plan for each child, servant leadership curriculum, and four-week Center for Urban Teaching (Cfut) grade school summer school. They are staffed with a full-time school pastor and two school counselors. To strengthen its student community, extended services and opportunities further into its neighborhood, Mt. Lebanon desires to add new programs and partners, but is currently restricted by its physical space.

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: WELS

Operating Budget: $1,973,346

Programs: Mt. Lebanon recently added a 3,000 square foot modular addition to accommodate: expanded summer school to add 5-8th grade; offices for Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Services counselors to meet with students (they are currently meeting in the corner of the church); and an office for the full-time school pastor (he currently does not have a dedicated private space to meet with students and parents). The addition will also have a large 1,600 square foot room that can be divided into three classrooms or extracurricular activity spaces, such as Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Danceworks, or the MKE Code Club. Expenses include the physical structure, the foundation, electricity, and sewer. Mt. Lebanon is currently seeking funds for the modular building, furnishing, decor, supplies for the addition, art, music, and other educational supplies and materials that it can now use in the expanded space.

Who is Served: Mt. Lebanon serves K-8 students living on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Location: 6100 W. Hampton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218