WCRIS supports the unique missions of member schools through advocacy, education and partnerships,
to ensure an extraordinary education and equitable opportunity for each child.

Welcome to the new WCRIS website!

Welcome to the new WCRIS website!
Dear WCRIS members,

This new site is a fitting way to usher in a new school year and to celebrate WCRIS' nearly 50 years of protecting and defending religious and independent K-12 schools in Wisconsin.

This site offers more support for your school than ever before, as you undertake the important work of educating our state's children.

Through our School Resources page, you can find members-only benefits that will save your school money by leveraging the buying power of our 600 schools...
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Private School Facts and How to Use Them

October 13, 2016
With the November elections less than a month away rhetoric attacking the Parental Choice Programs and private schools as the source of public school funding woes is heating up. WCRIS members and our boosters can view this as an opportunity to educate the community on facts about Wisconsin’s K-12 private schools. The following are facts about private schools that you [...]
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DPI Changing Rules to Expand Summer School

October 13, 2016
In response to demands for keeping students learning over the summer months, State Superintendent Tony Evers is proposing administrative rule changes that will make it easier for public districts to provide summer school programming. While the changes won’t affect a large number of private schools, it could affect Choice schools and how private schools cooperate [...]
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WCRIS Announces First-Ever Private School Teacher of the Year

September 22, 2016
Lutheran School Teacher Surprised with Award
Wisconsin’s first-ever Private School Teacher of the Year was announced in a surprise student assembly at Hales Corners Lutheran School yesterday, leaving veteran teacher Jana Horn nearly speechless with delight from the honor. In addition to being surprised by the presence of her husband and daughter, Jana was presented with a WCRIS plaque and an [...]
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We support policies that align with our core beliefs:

  1. All children have the right to quality, affordable education.
  2. Economic status should not determine whether a child receives a quality education.
  3. Our educational system must be designed to facilitate the growth of quality educational institutions, both public and private.
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