Welcome to Winnebago Lutheran Academy

As I greet students new to the Academy, I make sure to tell them that they are going to love it here. Over the years and the alumni weddings, births, and other celebrations that simple saying rings so true. They do indeed treasure their time spent at WLA; they truly love it here.

WLA is a choice set apart from other high school options you may consider. Here you will find:

  • Meaning: Whatever we do and wherever we go, we learn that our faith, our future, and our meaning is found in our loving Lord and Savior.
  • Belonging: WLA exists to serve not only our students, but their families, too, by providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive community. We grow, learn, compete, celebrate, and succeed together as a team, a class, and an Academy. This togetherness lasts well beyond graduation.
  • Purpose: WLA celebrates and equips students for all post-high school destinations: military, trade, career, college, ministry, and family. It is an education that has purpose for life and eternity.

While a Christian background is not required for admission, we build our curriculum and other activities on the Word of God. The truth of the Word guides our teaching and God’s grace in the Word guides our interactions.

I hope you’ll come to see how meaning, belonging, and purpose best define our Viking family.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.

David Schroeder, Principal, BS, M.A.Ed.
Winnebago Lutheran Academy


Office: (920)-921-4930 ext. 304

Cell: (262)-347-8779

Mission Statement

Winnebago Lutheran Academy exists to glorify God by nurturing the growth of every student to live as Christ’s child within their families, congregations, and communities.

Our Most Recent State Report Card

As part of the 2020-2025 WLA Strategic Plan, our goal continues to be excellence in Christ through academic rigor and opportunity for our students. With an overall accountability score of 70.3 and in alignment with the strategic plan goal, WLA exceeds expectations on the 2022-2023 state report card.

WLA also received the following achievements:

-Highest high school achievement score in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago, & Dodge Counties.

-Highest high school mathematics achievement score in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago, & Dodge Counties.

-Highest overall accountability rating for a 9-12 grade high school in Fond du Lac & Green Lake Counties.


WLA was recently ranked #3 Best Christian High School in the Appleton Area by Niche (niche.com).

Come Visit Our Campus!

The first thing to do to find your belonging at Winnebago Lutheran Academy is to visit our campus. On your visit you will meet our admissions team, tour our classrooms and campus, learn about the mission and ministry of WLA, and have an opportunity to ask all your questions.