MLHS offers a Biblically-based curriculum where Christian character and values are not only taught, but emphasized in every area of the school. Each week of the school year has a designated “Christian Character Word for the Week”, which is a word that a person of Christian character would exemplify. The word then serves as a focus for the chapel services for that week, as well as the focus for school, classroom and team devotions. MLHS also believes strongly in the power of prayer, providing opportunity for prayers at the beginning and ending of the school day, at the beginning of classes and during lunch.
At Milwaukee Lutheran High School, the following core values are the behaviors that drive our school culture.
We believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture and the literal interpretation of God's Word as it applies to our lives in service to others.
Our commitment to others is marked by care, dignity, humility, integrity, and the application of Grace as we build meaningful life-long connections with one another.
We aspire for integrations which are honest, respectful, clear, consistent, and timely, where expectations and accountability are embraced.
An attitude of continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence allows each individual to maximize opportunities that use God-given talents for the benefit of others.
We strive to emulate Jesus' love for others in all situations, evidenced by unconditional care, compassion, joy, and passion.
Milwaukee Lutheran believes that teaching about the concept of stewardship is of utmost importance. Therefore, a mission project is identified for each month of the school year. Representatives of the “Mission of the Month” (e.g., Milwaukee Rescue Mission) come to a chapel service and share information with the student body about their organization. On each Friday of the month, a free will offering is then taken in the cafeteria during lunch periods to support that mission. MLHS will end up sending over $5,000 throughout the course of a school year to the various organizations that have been designated as the “Mission of the Month”.
MLHS students volunteer at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission soup kitchen each Monday. In the kitchen they prepare food for the next day and serve supper to the men, women, and children in need. The students and faculty of Milwaukee Lutheran have proudly served in this capacity for over 10 years, with nearly 400 students having served at the Mission. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your faith through words and actions.
Chapel is a uniquely special time at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning our students and staff gather for an uplifting, Spirit-led chapel service. This is a devotional setting with both formal and informal worship. A variety of pastors, teachers, and students assist with leading chapels. And without a doubt, chapel time is one of our graduates' most cherished memories and something they miss after leaving Milwaukee Lutheran.
On mornings when we do not have chapel, students and faculty members share a devotional thought for the day over the school intercom system.
We believe that: