Lakeside Lutheran High School

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For your family…for your workplace…for your congregation…for your LORD…your service starts here…Lakeside Lutheran High School.
 
Lakeside Lutheran High School shares a blessed heritage with 24 Lutheran high schools and 357 Lutheran elementary schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). For more than a century, the schools of the WELS have provided a distinctive and effective program of education. The Savior and His love are the center of what we do. All things are taught in the light of God's Word. Our program of Christian education gives our students the values, knowledge and skills to succeed in this life and teaches the truths of God's Word that build faith in the Savior and confidence in the life to come.The current Lakeside Lutheran High School was just a glimmer of hope in the eyes of early pioneers of secondary Lutheran education.
 
1955
Jefferson County Lutheran High School Association was formed to begin the process of developing an area Lutheran high school.
 
1958
Our high school began in the facilities of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, WI with 41 students.
 
1961
33 acres were purchased and a school was constructed on our current site.
 
1962
Six congregations formed the Lakeside Lutheran High School federation. Today there are 31 congregations that support this school with their talents, prayers, and offerings.
 
2003
The latest addition was completed and a renovation brought the building up to current standards.
 
2013
Lakeside Lutheran received its inaugural 5-year certified NCA CASI Accreditation through Advanc-Ed.
 
2016
Students enrolled under the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program began their first semester at Lakeside Lutheran in fall 2016. A total of 25 students (22 freshmen and 3 transfer students) comprised the first year of "choice" students.