Elementary and Middle School
Neenah Lutheran School exists to develop and strengthen discipleship in young people and their families through a quality, Christian-centered curriculum that is based on the inspired Word of God. This focus prepares students to excel in their continuing education and life.
Neenah Lutheran School offers a comprehensive and varied curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of college and the workplace. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective to educate the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our rich curriculum is designed with flexibility to meet the needs of each student as it fosters exploration, critical thinking, problem solving, and sound study habits. As a community of learners, students are given opportunities to collaborate and explore. The ultimate goal is to cultivate and maximize each student’s unique talents and abilities.
In elementary and middle school, our academic program is focused on mastering the core classes of math, grammar, literature, science, and history. This schedule of classes is departmentalized and also includes enrichment instruction in art, music, physical education, foreign language, and technology. Learn more about some highlights of our curriculum below:
Our school uses the FOSS Next Generation Program to teach our students the concepts and practices necessary to go into the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Students are immersed in a hands-on, inquiry based approach that fosters a love of learning and strong critical thinking skills.
Every day starts with God’s Word. Elementary students focus on Bible history, and how everything in the Old and New Testament points to Jesus.
Middle school students complete topical studies of the Bible and prepare for 8th Grade Confirmation taught by the pastors from Martin Luther and Trinity.
Each Wednesday morning our student body gathers to worship, joining in songs and listening to devotions.
Fine Arts is a focus and strong tradition within our school and among our faculty.
Music classes offer units like singing and music theory, while private piano, instrumental, and voice lessons are offered throughout the week by passionate music teachers.
Students can also explore their vocal skills in our Junior Choir, which sings at church services throughout the year.
Musicals and drama productions also give students opportunities to find and cultivate their interests.
Our Savior Jesus tells us to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Teaching our 5th-8th grade students Spanish helps build opportunities for them to share their faith with those that might not speak English.
Through this program, our students also gain a multicultural perspective and have the ability to test out of Spanish 1 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School.
The mission of Neenah Lutheran’s athletic program is to strengthen the talents and abilities of our student-athletes, as well as develop qualities such as teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and humility. Sports offered include soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, and track and field.
Our exceptional forensics program develops our students into excellent public speakers. With a variety of speaking options to choose from, such as play acting, persuasive speaking, and prose, students build confidence and experience in the field of public speaking.
Yearbook Club is a group that gives students experience in print media publishing. This program, led by a professional graphic artist, provides students with authentic experiences in photography, computer design, and creative writing.
Junior Choir provides students with the opportunity to praise God with their voices by learning basic vocal technique and focusing on developing students' abilities to sing in tune and in parts. Students will be introduced to reading music and working in an ensemble with a conductor in order to edify a worship service through song.
Math Bowl offers fun, engaging, and friendly competition that gets middle school students excited about math.
A spelling bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty.
Championing geographic knowledge, our Geography Bee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about God’s created world.