A letter from Interim Principal, Mr. John Buetow:

Welcome to Milwaukee Lutheran High School and the home of the Red Knights, a school with a 120-year tradition of meeting students' spiritual and academic needs in the Greater Milwaukee community. While blessed with a rich history, we are a school driven and dedicated to successfully educating students in the here and now. Our focus is two-fold: 

  • To realize the temporary nature of our time on this earth and proclaim the Good News of Christ to prepare our students for eternity. Students will hear this life-altering message daily during their time at Milwaukee Lutheran. 
  • To lift a dream and partner with our students and families to make each dream a reality. High school is not a final destination. It is a training ground where habits are formed and discipline is established in the years that follow. The dream we lift for each of our students is a college education or the launching pad for a successful career in which a sustainable wage can be earned. This dream is not pursued by chance. Milwaukee Lutheran is relentlessly intentional in turning such dreams into realities. 

If you agree with this vision for Christian secondary education, please learn more about Milwaukee Lutheran through this website and/or in person!  To learn about enrollment or to get answers to your questions about Milwaukee Lutheran, check out our Get Started Page.   

Go Red Knights! 


Interim Principal, John Buetow

“Milwaukee Lutheran High School sets dreams and partners with its students to see those dreams turn into realities. This occurs within the context of God’s love being proclaimed daily, and this is what makes the Milwaukee Lutheran experience truly life-altering.” 


Milwaukee Lutheran High School (MLHS) is a fully accredited, four-year, Christian high school serving over 800 students from communities throughout the greater Milwaukee area including Brookfield, Cedarburg, Germantown, Glendale, Grafton, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Milwaukee, New Berlin, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Bend, and Whitefish Bay.

Milwaukee Lutheran is owned and operated by an association of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations. These congregations provide financial and spiritual support to Milwaukee Lutheran High School through their membership in the Association. Our approach to teaching and working with others is based on God's Word and is in accordance with the Lutheran Confessions. While MLHS is a distinctly Lutheran high school, students of all faiths are welcome.

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To see the admission booklet click here.


Students and faculty take pride in the well-kept, expansive facilities of Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Located on a sprawling 27-acre suburban campus approximately 10 miles west of downtown Milwaukee, the high school features a one-building structure that was originally built in 1955, connected to a 40,000 sq. ft. field house, built in 1998.

Instructional facilities and amenities include:
  • A total of 55 Classrooms
  • 4 Computer Labs (Business, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Graphic Design & Study Center)
  • Wood Shop
  • 2 Art Classrooms
  • Large Band & Choir Room
  • 3 Individual Music Practice Rooms
  • Large Science Labs
  • Full Wi-Fi Access throughout Campus
Athletic facilities and amenities include:
  • Field House (four basketball courts and indoor track)
  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lighted Football/Soccer/All-Weather Track & Stadium
  • Baseball & Softball Field
  • Ample Practice Fields
  • Dedicated Wrestling Room
  • Weight Room