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Our History


Located in beautiful Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Christ King School has a proud history in the community and a long-standing dedication to nurturing students both spiritually and academically. The rich tradition dates back to 1939 when the School Sisters of Notre Dame welcomed everyone to the church and school, which they fully staffed at the time.

By the early 1960s, with many additions, Christ King’s stunning complex included the church, a rectory for priests, a convent facility for the sisters, and of course, a school. With a rapidly growing student population nearing 1,200, five additional classrooms and a school gym were added.  In 1963, the new and generously sized classrooms, the gym’s gleaming parquet floors, roomy bleachers, and massive stage were bustling with life. 

Over the next several decades, the vibrant school reliably and honorably served students and teachers alike. In 2006, Christ King broke ground on an ambitious and exciting renovation.  One year later Christ King School completed renovations and shared with the community, neighborhood families, and students a more modern and efficient facility, including a spacious elevator, an updated office complex, a welcoming conference area, and a comfortable faculty lounge with kitchenette and work centers. Additionally, the atrium was updated to enhance the welcoming atmosphere upon entering the school. 

Today, Christ King School continues to actively witness Christ to the community.  Each day begins with a dedication to recognizing, accepting, and respecting Jesus in everyone.  Each faculty member is committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and personal growth of each child who comes into the classrooms.  Daily opportunities are provided to spread the message of Christianity, to form community within the classrooms, to provide prayerful experiences for all students, and to offer service to both the local and global community.
 
Every day, guests are welcome to visit and see the exciting things happening at Christ King School. To schedule a tour, contact the main office at 414-258-4160.

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