As the principal of Holy Apostles School, it is my honor to continue the rich history of academic excellence and faith-based education over the last 125 years.

My goal as principal is to provide leadership that will facilitate the best possible academic instruction to meet the needs of each student. Our goal is to create challenging, engaging, and innovative programs to promote growth, creativity, and learning.

While we believe that academics are a very important part of education, we also believe that teaching a love of Christ with morals and values is just as important in developing the whole child. I am excited that we have the opportunity here at Holy Apostles to touch the lives of so many children while fostering a love of Jesus Christ.

Through a close partnership with staff members and parents, together, we ensure our students develop a love of learning and a strong sence of faith that continues throughout their lives. I am truly blessed to work with such a dedicated team to provide this partnership and the best possible educational programs for our students. Please feel free to stop in and visit us, as my door is always open.


Kristin Lee, Principal


Mission Statement

Holy Apostles School is a Catholic K-8 elementary school serving the community of and around New Berlin, WI since 1893. Our Mission calls us to advance the educational ministry of the Catholic Church by creating a compassionate atmosphere which develops faith, service, and academic excellence.


We believe that each child who comes to us is a unique individual created by God, endowed with potential capabilities to grow and mature and become a responsible, loving, faith-filled adult.

We believe it our responsibility, in cooperation with the parents of these boys and girls, to provide a trusting environment for them in which they can begin to recognize their potential for discovering and creating.

We believe in the continuous progress approach to learning. The children learn to recognize their abilities, their strengths and weaknesses, and discover the means in their environment that will best help them acquire the tools, skills and knowledge to continue to learn.

Holy Apostles School, as a Catholic institution, exists in order that a friendly atmosphere may be created for the boys and girls who come to us, so that they may learn to live in the present with an ever increasing awareness of who they are in relation to God and to others through Christian attitudes, concepts and the lessons we teach them.

Our Goals

We wish to develop in each student a:

  • Level of excellence in the core academic skills according to each one’s capabilities

  • Love for learning by developing each one’s abilities and talents

  • Sense of discipline, respect, cooperation and trust toward themselves, their teachers, their friends and their parents

  • Faith life that is receptive, active, responsive and rooted in Christian values

  • Love for God which will be strong and enduring 


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  • Strong curriculum with frequent student assessment engages every learner and offers academic challenges and advancement for success in high school and beyond.

  • Our teachers utilize state-of-the-art technology and resources to prepare our students for future careers and challenges.  We have smart boards in every classroom, a dedicated technology lab, classroom iPads, several tablet and laptop mobile carts, and a 3D printer.

  • Consistently strong scores on standardized testing, above the Archdiocese average in all areas.

  • 3K and 4K classes offer strong preschool curriculum that prepares students for 5K and beyond.

  • Dedicated, fully credentialed faculty, including certified specialists in music, Spanish, art, physical education and library sciences.

  • Project Lead the Way (a nationally recognized STEM program) is integrated into the 5K - 8th grade curriculum

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  • As a Catholic school, our education is rooted in our faith and the traditions of our church

  • The Catholic faith is modeled, discussed and integrated throughout the academic and social experience

  • Daily prayer as a school and monthly (or more) opportunities to visit the adoration chapel

  • 5K-8th grade attends Mass once a week

  • Our students all serve our community through various age-appropriate service projects throughout the year


  • Engaged community of families

  • 400 students with two classrooms per grade level in 3K-8th

  • Average class size is 19

  • Fully staffed Learning Center offers academic support

  • Wide range of extracurricular offerings, including academics, athletics, and the arts

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The best way to learn more about Holy Apostles School is to visit! In addition to our December 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.



  • Ensure the school is coordinated with the goals and objectives of Holy Apostles Parish

  • Ensure the goals and objectives of the school meet or exceed the standards of the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools

    •  Advance the educational mission of this Catholic school

    • Communicate the goals, objectives and activities of the Holy Apostles School with the communities it serves (parishes, families, students, greater community)

    • The environment for teaching and learning is one of care, respect and trust for everyone with continuous social and academic growth

    • Ensure qualified staff are in place and they are supported by the administration.

    • Provide a learning environment that encourages the learner’s development of critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving ability and performance skills.

    • Make available materials and resources for learning

    • Support student services to the learner

    • Develop and advance the long range plan

  • Advance the long term and short term objectives of the school

  • Provide guidance and feedback to the school principal and administration

  • Ensure opinions are heard and considered

  • See Holy Apostles School Commission bylaws for additional information


Ex Officio Members

Father Arul Ponnaiyan

Kristin Lee

Ad-Hoc Members

Dan Stich (Chairperson)

Wendy Leising (Vice Chair)

Amanda Krier-Jenkins (Secretary)

Erin Lassanske

James Sturino

Marketing Ministry Rep

Sue Bindl

Home and School Rep

Valerie Deal

Athletic Rep


Faculty Rep

Mrs. Diane Bergan