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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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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Hitting the Teacher Shortage Head-On

September 07, 2016
WCRIS Ensuring Inclusion for Private Schools
As the new school year gets underway, many WCRIS schools have been left struggling to fill vacant teaching positions. Public and private schools report a shortage of teachers in specific “high-need” content areas, and a newer overall shortage of teachers in every discipline. Researchers predict the problem will worsen in the coming years. The looming shortage is so critical [...]
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Nominate a Teacher for a Kohl Fellowship

August 24, 2016
WCRIS is happy to once again administer the Herb Kohl Education Foundation Teacher Fellowships, Student Scholarships, and Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Awards on behalf of our members and the students they serve. These awards are a tremendous opportunity for your schools to recognize and honor the achievements of your teachers, students and principals. It is very important [...]
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  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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