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Why North Lake

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Come Visit Us:

See the great things we are doing in person! School tours and student shadowing available by appointment. 

How To Enroll:

Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they reside. The brochure below details the process. You may also contact the school district office for more information and to check available seats by grade.

The current Open Enrollment Brochure can be found here.

More information can be found at the Wisconsin DPI website, here.

The open enrollment application can be found here.

What North Lake Families Are Saying About Us:

I am a grandma of two students from North Lake School and just want to tell you how great I think North Lake School really is. Both of my kiddos started their school career at North Lake School and now one is in the upper grades at NLS and one is in 9th grade at Arrowhead High school. I was a witness to many wonderful programs at North Lake School, starting with Kindergarten and their “After School Care” program. This program is pretty AMAZING with fabulous teachers, a very safe place to be after school, and teachers sitting side by side with the kiddos; reading and helping with homework. Moving into the “Reading Ed” program was a life saver. Kudos to the reading teachers who are AMAZING and truly care about helping each student succeed. For me, North Lake School feels like such a happy place. As I drive through the pickup line on Tuesdays and my grandson gets into my car, staff members, including Dr. Ackley, are outside waving goodbye and making sure kids are safe in the parking lot and leaving with a family member… AND no one else!!  All eyes on safety and in this day and age I appreciate that! 

North Lake may be a small town..but has a grade school that strives to build a solid foundation for our kids with BIG academic goals!

Debbie Brummer
2022-23 School Year

Brummer Family

I was happy I took a peek at the North Lake website today. I saw your note about wanting parent testimonials. I cannot think of many things I’d rather do more. 

My two children are now in their late twenties, approaching thirty. THEY have said the best gift they’ve received is their education starting at North Lake School. Both of them presented challenges to their teachers. We thought we as parents wouldn’t survive elementary school! From day one we were told “They will not fail. We won’t let them.” And at each stage a teacher expertly guided them and us. As our kids took college entrance exams they aced them. THAT all started at North Lake. They always had a caring, enthusiastic, welcoming group of classmates. They have lifelong friends from kindergarten. A teacher always caught them as they were falling and made them feel valuable – even to graduation day. The confidence they have as adults, all they’re achieving today is because of their  North Lake years. Our son’s middle school math teacher was his lifeline in his most important years. The confidence our kids have as adults, all they’re achieving today,  was planted and nurtured at North Lake. We wish we had many do overs as parents. But starting our son’s and daughter’s education – we would choose North Lake Elementary School every time. 


Peggy CE 
2022-23 School Year

Hughes Family

When our son was ready for 4K, we did our homework and learned that several of the best schools in the state were right here in Lake Country. After touring our three choices, it was clear that North Lake School was the right choice for us. Now he’s in the 4th grade, and we are still overwhelmed by the sense of community and family that exists throughout this school. The attentive, caring faculty makes sure the students are well behaved, friendly, and courteous while maintaining the highest levels of education. North Lake School also has an extremely high level of parental involvement and faculty support. Today our son is learning and growing beyond our expectations. We believe this is due to the unique philosophy we see played out every day in school: a philosophy that encourages every child to grow and achieve both in and out of the classroom. We will be a proud North Lake family through the eighth grade!

Hughes Family
2022-23 School Year

Words cannot express how truly blessed we are to be a part of North Lake and Oasis. Last night was truly amazing and will always be remembered. Thank you so much for helping Julia and our family! Not only in her education, but in her (and our) emotional well being, as well! Thank you!

Jennifer Donahue
2021-22 School Year

Donahue Family
Liesener Family

When I started researching all of the schools relatively close to our home, North Lake stood out from the rest from the very beginning. North Lake continued to impress me when I called to inquire about open enrollment and subsequently scheduled a tour. It was evident then, and now, that North Lake strives for academic excellence, the teachers are extremely dedicated to their vocation, and the administration is highly involved in all aspects of the school district. We chose to enroll our daughter in kindergarten at North Lake and we are extremely happy with our decision. I always feel very connected to the school and welcomed by the faculty and staff. Furthermore, I am beyond grateful for our teacher’s consistent communication with us as well as her creativity in the classroom. North Lake has exceeded our expectations and we cannot wait for our son to start 4K next year!

Kate Liesener
2020-21 School Year

We toured many different schools, public and private, before we decided our oldest daughter would attend Lake Country Kindergarten (collaborative partner of North Lake School) for 4K. After seeing how involved the staff of North Lake School is with the children at all levels, we decided she would continue her education with North Lake School as she goes forward with her years of education. With our two girls now in 1st grade and 4K, we are happy we made that decision. It’s great to see the values North Lake School instills in the youth. The support of staff who truly cares about each and every student is amazing.

The Anderson Family
2020-21 School Year

Anderson Family
Horn Family

When we moved into the northern Lake Country area, we spent time looking at all the different school options. Visiting North Lake School just felt comfortable for our family since the beginning. Their excellent teaching and administrative staff know you by name and welcome you as a part of the school community; because they want to, not because it is a requirement. It is a welcoming atmosphere where children can balance growing as a person with growing academically as a student. Thank you!!

The Horn Family
Christopher & Jackson
2015-16 School Year

Commons Mural
All-school artist in residence project with featured artist Carrie O’Malley, Fiserv Forum muralist. Express Yourself, 2019