Visiting the School


The best way to learn more about Holy Apostles School is to visit! In addition to our January Open House and other community events, you can schedule a personal tour anytime. Simply complete our online Inquiry Form or call the school office at 262-786-7331 to set up a visit that works for your schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are a 3K-8 Catholic school with a value-based curriculum and a traditional approach to education. We combine a strong focus on core academics with innovative approaches to instruction and learning. Our enrollment is 360 students, with two classes per grade from 5K through 8th grade and an average class size of 17 students. All of our teachers are licensed by the state in their field, and eight staff members have Masters' degrees. Students are taught by certified specialty teachers in music, physical education, art, and Spanish, as well as a reading specialist.

 

What makes a Catholic school experience unique?

Both the parish and school’s missions are to bring the Gospel values into the lives of our families. From daily prayer to regular liturgies, our students experience the need for worship in their lives. In conjunction with the Christian Formation program, students in second grade receive instruction in and reception of the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation. Religious imagery abounds in the building; from a centrally positioned church to prayer corners scattered throughout the classrooms. The teachers are here because they believe that all children deserve the respect of God’s love. Our teachers model by actions, not just words.  All teachers must maintain religious certification on an annual basis to keep their heads as strong as their hearts. 

 

How do the students reflect Gospel values?

Our students are expected to know basic beliefs of the Catholic faith. It is not proselytized, but taught. Our students perform Christian service such as visiting the elderly, working a soup kitchen, and after-school tutoring for other students. All of our students also raise thousands of dollars per year for others through activities such as donations on uniform-free days and other fund drives. We also expect our students to be proactive in treating each other with respect. Students are taught how to avoid bullying and how to intervene and speak out for others.


Is there financial assistance available?

The parish supports the school and families may receive additional assistance based on need. Students will not be turned away because of financial need.  Holy Apostles Parish does not want any parish family to not be able to attend our school. Scholarship monies have been set aside to assist families with tuition payments. Contact Fr. Don if you need assistance. 

 

Is bus service provided?

Bus transportation is provided through the New Berlin and West Allis Public School districts for those families residing within the established busing boundaries.  Contact the school office for more information.


Is there before and after-school care for our children?

Yes, we offer an After School Program for our families every year. This program starts immediately after the school day and continues until 6:00 PM. They use the parish facilities. The costs and requirements are similar to other local programs. Other options include using Children’s World. There is free busing to and from these places if you live in New Berlin. There is no before school care available.


Are there uniforms?

Yes, in accordance with our school mission and philosophy we are to learn in a compassionate atmosphere. A uniform helps set the appropriate atmosphere. Boys are expected to wear navy blue uniform pants with a white, red, or navy polo-type shirt. Girls can wear the same color shirts with pants or a uniform skirt or jumper.  Complete expectations are in the Parent-Student Handbook.


Is there a lunch program?

Yes. Lunch services are provided by 4 P's in a Pod, LLC.  Milk is also available for $0.30. About half the students choose to take hot lunch, and they eat in four shifts: kindergarten, middle school, intermediate grades, and primary grades.


When are the children in school?

School starts at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 2:25 a.m. 3K students attend 3 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. As an accredited school, we maintain 180 days of school per year.

 

How can parents get involved?

They are so many ways a parent can get involved that we have two separate pages on that information alone. Parent organizations include the School Commission and the Home & School Association, our PTA. Other activities include: aiding, class trip chaperones, our summer parish festival, and various other committees and groups. Our parents are very creative in finding ways for new families to get involved. 


Where are you located?

We are located at 3875 S 159th St. in New Berlin. Our school sits behind Holy Apostles Church at 16000 W. National Avenue.

 

 

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