2015-16 School Year Calendar
Key dates for the 2015-16 school year have been approved and can be found by accessing the 2015-16 School Calendar.
St. Matthew's Granted Full Accreditation
St. Matthew’s Lutheran School exists to nurture students and their families by providing a high-quality Christ-centered education, as well as spiritual growth opportunities and encouragement; and to serve as a strong outreach arm for our congregation.
The members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church have a deep appreciation for the long history of Christian education in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) which has operated strong educational ministries for more than 150 years. Christian education has been a priority at St. Matthew’s for over 90 years!
St. Matthew’s Lutheran School was founded in 1922. St. Matthew’s built a new school (our present building) in 1962, and then added a second floor to the school in 1972. We are presently developing plans for a new school on the Northeast side of Oconomowoc on Highway P. St. Matthew’s is one of 316 WELS Lutheran elementary schools. Today the WELS is the fourth largest private school system in the USA.
The hallmarks of St. Matthew’s educational program are its dedication to God's Word as the foundation of all we teach and experience, its small sizes (currently a 14:1 pupil to teacher ratio), an experienced staff, and a strong early childhood program.
After intensive work and self-study, St Matthew’s Lutheran School was granted National Accreditation Status through NCPSA (National Council for Private School Accreditation) and WELSSA (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation) in 2010. Major standards involved the following areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Learner Performance, School Climate and Facilities, Community Relations, Personnel, Leadership and Governance.
This spring, our school went through the process of re-accreditation, and we were once again granted full accreditation through NCPSA and WELSSA after a thorough self-study and site visit team evaluation. This accredited status reaffirms St. Matthew’s commitment to excellence and will continue to benefit the school through the development of a 5-year strategic plan based upon findings and recommendations from the comprehensive self-study. This strategic plan will guide us in implementing future improvements as we strive to provide the best Christian education possible to the glory of God.