Last Updated on Sunday, 04 September 2016 Written by Eric Paulsen

About SMLS - An Overview

St. Matthew’s Lutheran School began in 1922 when members built a two-room school, which also served as the congregation’s first worship facility. The lower level of the present school building was completed in 1962, and the second floor was added in 1972. Since it’s humble beginnings, God has blessed St. Matthew’s with continued growth, caring teachers, and supportive families. The current school has ten classrooms and enrolls children from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran School is operated by St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. WELS congregations like St. Matthew’s have operated elementary schools for over 150 years. The 337 WELS elementary schools, 398 WELS early childhood ministries, and 23 WELS area Lutheran high schools in 27 states and two foreign countries make up our nation’s fourth largest school system. The dedicated, nurturing, teachers and staff of St. Matthew’s are united in their mission to “assist parents in the Christian training of their children.”

The SMLS Difference

It has been said that the right tool, when properly applied, makes all the difference. This is certainly true when it comes to providing children with a strong Christian education. At St. Matthew’s Lutheran School, each teacher understands the vital role that God’s Word plays in the Christian training of children. They also know that Christian education is more than simply having a course called Religion in the curriculum. And it’s more than simply teaching what’s right and what’s wrong. All children (and all adults, too!) need to know what the Bible says about sin, and what the Bible tells us about our Savior from sin. That message of sin and grace reflects on every subject and is the basis of all discipline and encouragement.  God's Word is not only the right tool for the job, it's the only tool that really matters!

As children are nurtured with the law and gospel of God's Word, their faith grows. As faith grows, it doesn’t remain static; it becomes evident the caring hearts, respectful attitudes, and conscientious work of the students. Students at St. Matthew’s not only know there is a God, they know who God is, what God did to save them, and how they can express gratitude to God by the way they live their lives.

Selecting a school that has more than just a strong academic curriculum is a critical decision. At St. Matthew’s, we not only “teach the mind,” but “prepare the heart.” St. Matthew’s Lutheran School can make a difference in your child's future.

Come and experience what a difference a Christ-centered education can make!

Our Mission

Compelled by the love of Christ, St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School seek to reach out to our families, community and world, using Law and Gospel to make disciples, growing and nurturing them in their Christian faith and life.

What We Offer

3K - 8th grade

  • Extended care available for all grade levels
  • Busing available
  • Highly dedicated, experienced teachers
  • Test scores above national averages
  • Christian values
  • Low student/teacher ratio
  • Full academic curriculum
  • Secure internet access in all classrooms
  • Strong academics and a balanced curriculum
  • National accreditation by the NCPSA
  • Loving, Christ-centered discipline
  • Excellent parent-teacher partnership
  • Open, consistent communication
  • Daily religious instruction and encouragement

 

Also Offered

  • Interscholastic sports
  • Forensics
  • Music opportunities including band, choir, and handchimes
  • Instrument lessons, concerts, and musicals
  • Hot lunch program prepared on site
  • Regular chapel services

St. Matthew's Lutheran School
818 West Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-912-6060

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St. Matthew's Lutheran Church & School Mission Statement

Compelled by the love of Christ, St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School seek to reach out to our families, community and world, using Law and Gospel to make disciples, growing and nurturing them in their Christian faith and life.

 
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