Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools


Our 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation WINNERS!

Recipients of 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation student scholarships and teacher fellowship awards have been announced. These awards recognize the importance of exceptional students and school leaders who create successful school environments for students and faculty members. Each student recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship and each fellowship award recipient will receive a $3,000 grant and a matching grant will be awarded to each fellow's school. Join us in congratulating our Catholic school winners!

Student Excellence Scholars  

Sara Pederson, Catholic Central High School
Brook McArdle, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Emily Nolan, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Sophia Mueller, Dominican High School
Matthew McLachlan, Marquette University High School
Morgan Kallay, St. Thomas More High School

Student Initiative Scholars

Laura Soto Andrade, Messmer High School
Amanda Wroblewski, St. Joseph Catholic Academy High School

Educational Foundation Fellowships

Catherine Zurawski, Pius XI Catholic High School
Naomi Stewart, Prince of Peace Catholic School
Michael Falk, St. Mary’s Visitation Parish School
Kristin Teska, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Waterford


St. Matthias Catholic School welcomes the Medical College of Wisconsin

Fourth graders from St. Matthias introduce their inventions to the Office of Technology Development Team from the Medical College of Wisconsin. These professionals take the time to research patents and competitive products so kids understand their inventions from conception to production to the marketplace. Wonderful work, students, and thank you MCW!


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St. Peter School in East Troy wins FIRST® LEGO® League State Championship


St. Peter's School Brickbusters beat 400 other teams to take the title of Grand Champion on February 26 in the First Lego League (FLL) competition in Janesville, WI.  The team consists of 7 girls one boy in grades 6-8.  They are coached by our 3rd grade teacher Jenni Lehman.  The team will travel to the world competition at the end of April in St. Louis. 


Dominican High School fills walls with imagery

representing Mission & 5 Core Values


Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, recently renovated the lobby space outside of their theater. With a new gathering space, they wanted to incorporate a way to showcase their school's core values. They contacted fine art painter Tim Haglund, who specializes in large-scale, decorative architectural works. As a parent of a Dominican High School student, it was easy for him to interpret the school's core values. Please watch this video to see the wonderful space!


St. Adalbert Parish School in Milwaukee Receives

Recognition for Innovative School Redesign


St. Adalbert’s, a leading private K-8 school and parish, has been serving Milwaukee’s Catholic community since 1909, and its school office has been in need of an upgrade for almost as long. 

St. Adalbert School is a welcoming environment with a highly educated staff and fantastic young children who are always ready to learn. With dozens of employees and hundreds of students and parents to serve, the school wanted to provide an office that would have a friendly, modern look to encourage everyone to come on in whenever they needed to.

For help creating an office that works and invites, school officials looked to National Business Furniture for assistance. Read to find out what the school wanted to achieve and how NBF succeeded in providing it.





Exemplary Recognition School Awards for 2016

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Schools would like to recognize the following schools for the 2016 Exemplary Schools Program.

Awards for Academic Excellence

                St. Eugene School, Fox Point

                St. John Vianney School, Brookfield

                St. Robert School, Shorewood


Awards for Educating the Whole Student

                Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha

                St. John Vianney, Brookfield


Awards for Mission and Catholic Identity

                Lumen Christi School, Mequon

                St. Alphonsus School, Greendale

                St. Charles School, Hartland

                St. Dominic School, Brookfield

                St. Eugene School, Fox Point

                St. John the Baptist School, Plymouth

                St. John the Evangelist School, Greenfield

                St. John Vianney School, Brookfield

                St. Mary's Visitation School, Elm Grove


Awards for Technology Integration

                Lumen Christi School, Mequon

                St. Robert School, Shorewood


Previously part of the accreditation process, the Exemplary Schools Program is now a separate process to identify schools with exceptional programs. Schools applied for recognition in four categories by submitting written applications. Schools with superior written applications were selected to be visited by a team of experts. For complete information about the Exemplary Recognition Program in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, please see: 

Congratulations to each of the schools for their outstanding commitment to Catholic education!

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Announces New High-Performing Educational System Designed to Strengthen Urban Milwaukee Catholic Schools


"Dear Friends in Christ,

Many blessings to you for a happy, healthy and productive New Year.  As many of you know, one of the top priorities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a renewal of the  Church’s focus on issues of social justice.  Historically, it has been the Catholic Church’s presence that has contributed to the building of the city. We have done so through our parishes, schools, hospitals and charitable organizations. We have been a source of renewal, especially in times of crisis.

There are a number of priority initiatives underway throughout the Archdiocese to bring together and strengthen this outreach, as well as the ability of our parishes to do more and be more for those we serve, especially those who are marginalized. 

To that end, I am pleased to share with you news about the formation of a transformational educational system designed to help urban students overcome social and academic challenges and empower them, as well as their families and educators, to achieve their God-given potential.

Called Seton Catholic Schools, this independently chartered, financed and governed network of Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic elementary schools will eventually serve more than 10,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students throughout Milwaukee.   I encourage you to review the attached media release that provides greater detail about both our strategy and commitment, as well as the impressive leadership team charged to oversee all aspects of Seton Catholic Schools.

It is our mission and our duty to provide every child access to the highest caliber of academic instruction, as well as faith formation and character development.  We will continue to keep you informed of our progress over the coming months and I welcome your input, support and prayers as our leadership team undertakes this most important work.


Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee

Office for Schools

Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center
3501 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers

Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254



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