Frequently Asked Questions
At Garden Homes Lutheran School the best way to get answers to your questions is to talk to a member of our admin team. Every member of the admin team will take time to fully answer any question or concern. The admin team is listed below with their contact. You can also call the school and ask to speak with them at 414-444-9050. Included below are some of the most common questions Garden Homes is asked.
Question: What grade levels are taught at Garden Homes Lutheran?
Answer: We begin our Christ-centered education with three-year-olds and continue through the eighth grade. Those entering K3 Preschool must be three-years-old by September 1 of the current school year. K3 and K4 Preschool are held five days a week.
Question: Does Garden Homes Lutheran participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program?
Answer: Yes, we do. Eligibility is based upon household size and adjusted gross income. More information may be found at DPI’s web site.
Question: What is the cost of tuition?
Answer: The cost of tuition for children who do not qualify for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is $7,100.00 for the year. Tuition assistance is available for those whose income is slightly higher than the Choice limits.
Question: Describe the curriculum of Garden Homes Lutheran.
Answer: Our school has been founded on the firm foundation of God’s Word. Therefore, children attending our school receive a thorough course in Religion. Religion, however, is not just a segregated subject in the day’s work. The Word of God radiates and shines through all of the various subject areas that are taught. Every subject in a Christian school is informed by the principles articulated in God’s Word. Every lesson opens a window into some aspect of God’s creation and helps students see God’s hand in the world around them. Every day brings new opportunities for students to grow in their knowledge of God, and in their desire to serve Him and their neighbor. Every class helps children and young people prepare to take their place as citizens of God’s kingdom, bringing God’s reconciling love to a world that should acknowledge Him as Creator, Savior, and Comforter. Our course of study is also tied to the Wisconsin State Standards and prepares students well for moving on to secondary education.
Question: How do I get my child enrolled at Garden Homes Lutheran?
Answer: Call 414-444-9050 to arrange for an appointment with our principal, Mr. David Dodge, or our Director of Operations, Mr. John Wesenberg, who will explain the mission of Garden Homes Lutheran, and our philosophy of education and learning. If interested, you will then be given registration materials and further directions for completing the registration process.
Question: Where are you located?
Answer: Garden Homes Lutheran School is located at 2450 W. Roosevelt Drive, which is two blocks north of Capitol Drive between 24th Place and 25th Street. The "Location - Map" link in the top menu bar will give a map of the neighborhood. 24th Place is a one-way street going west off Teutonia Avenue.
Question: What is the average classroom size?
Answer: Historically, classroom size has averaged between 22-26 students in K4 through 8th grade. K3 classes are kept under 17 students.
Question: Is there an after school program?
Answer: We have both a before and after school program called Extended Care. Morning Extended Care begins at 7:00 a.m. and goes until 7:40 a.m. After school Extended Care runs from 3:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. We also have an Educational Recovery Program for students in grade 3 – 8 who are struggling academically. This takes place after school from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. everyday except the last school day of the week.
Question: Do you permit a walk through of the school?
Answer: Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to do so. Come and see what "G-House" and a Christ-centered education is all about!