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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 more than 20 Lutheran high schools and more than 350 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 is formed to begin the process of developing an area Lutheran high school.
 
1958
Our high school begins with 41 students, using the facilities of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson.
 
1961
33 acres purchased and construction begins on our current site.
 
1962
Six congregations form the Lakeside Lutheran High School federation. Today there are 32 congregations in our federation, supporting the ministry with their talents, prayers, and offerings.
 
1977
Enrollment reaches 400 students; 2-room portable classroom added.
 
1985
The first major campus addition is dedicated, adding 12 classrooms and other educational space to the main building.
 
2003
The most recent addition is complete and a renovation brings building to current standards.
 
2005
Record enrollment to date with 523 students.
 
2008
The LL Federation celebrates our 50th anniversary with several activities, including a memory book.
 
2013
Lakeside Lutheran receives its inaugural 5-year certified NCA CASI Accreditation through Advanc-Ed.
 
2016
Students enrolled under the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program begin fall semester. A total of 25 students (22 freshmen/3 transfers) comprise the first year of "choice" students.
 
2018
A STEM Academy begins with an engineering track using Project Lead the Way curriculum. Courses added in the 2020-21 school year complete the engineering track,