Virtual Open House
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Now enrolling Grades K4 to 8th for the 2021-2022 school year!
We're thrilled to welcome you to our Virtual Open House!
Get a glimpse into what makes St. Gregory the Great the right choice for your family in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Our school is made up of teachers, staff, parish, and parishioners who strive to provide academic excellence, a Catholic-faith-based education, and a supportive community to our students.
What makes St. Gregory the Great the right choice for your family?
Listen to our teachers talk about what your child will learn at each grade level.
Teachers, staff, parents, and parishioners are committed to providing the tools our students need for success.
Our school’s academic standards will prepare your child for high school, college, and beyond.
How To Enroll
Our step-by-step guide will walk you through the enrollment process and help you assemble all the needed paperwork
Develop your child's inner talents through our early education program
Kindergarten - K4
Through an engaging and social environment, our students learn how to negotiate with peers, problem-solve, and improvise. The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) guide our early childhood teachers to provide the best developmentally appropriate experiences for our students. Without a doubt, our K4 programming at St. Greg's will not only provide joy for your child but also prepare your child for K5 and further learning.
Our K4 students discover, explore, collaborate, and learn about their world through integrated hands on, play based, and faith experiences. In K4, students also participate in weekly specials as well as Mass.
Social & Emotional Development
Students begin to understand and respond to other's emotions. They learn to understand rules and social expectations and start to demonstrate self-awareness and develop positive self-esteem.
Kindergarten - K5
Emotional & Academic Independence
Students develop emotional and academic independence as a way to build confidence in each child’s unique abilities.
Awareness Of Their Community
In K5, students increase their awareness of the world around them and how they are a part of a classroom, school, and community. They begin to understand that they have the power to make a difference in all of these domains.
Numbers, Letters, And Pre-Reading Skills
Increase sense of numbers, letters, and pre-reading skills through play and exploration. This happens at a pace that is guided by the teacher but also child-centered as in a way to meet each child at their level of readiness.
Build On A Solid Foundation
Foundational Skills In Reading And Writing
Phonics is used daily to reinforce student’s reading and writing skills. We do this while examining letters and sounds during guided reading.
Learning Through Multiple Intelligences
We understand everyone learns differently. We explore how we learn best through Gardner's Multiple Intelligences.
Solidify Math Skills
Students learn multiple ways to solve math problems using the learning-style that works best for them. Repetition is key to solidify student learning.
We expand on phonics, comprehension, fluency, and word study in a relaxed, fun, and challenging atmosphere.
Students begin to learn key concepts of the four pillars of the Catechism - Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. They learn the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and God's greatest gift to us - Jesus. They learn how they can make their relationship with God stronger.
Understanding Math Concepts
Students develop an understanding of place value, time, money, graphing, and geometry using fun and educational activities. They become experts in addition and subtraction by adding and subtracting one and two-digit numbers to 100.
Expand On Learning Strategies
Beginning To Read Chapter Books
In third grade, we learn to become better readers and writers! We explore chapter books together and learn strategies to help us become better independent readers. We are exploring many forms of writing and practice revising and editing our work.
We build on our addition and subtraction skills, our multiplication and division skills, and our ability to solve equations and word problems.
Catholic Social Teachings
We discuss the life of Jesus and his teachings as we learn more about parts of the Bible, prayer, and Catholic Social Teachings. Our students learn about those who work in our Catholic Church, the parts of the mass, and the liturgical calendar.
In the 4th grade, our students read, read, read, and then read some more! Ease and love of reading is a life-long skill that is fostered through time with print materials and discovering new genres. A great emphasis is placed on learning new vocabulary in all curricular areas.
Fourth graders are introduced to the history, geography, and people of our great state of Wisconsin. We research some Native American Tribes and famous citizens from Wisconsin while participating in activities related to cranberries, maple syrup, dairy products, and evergreen trees.
While learning to be independent students we strive to be the best disciples we can be. We do this by learning about the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, and by participating in various service projects for our community. Throughout the year our students recycle aluminum cans to help clean our environment.
Students learn about the United States of America and start to build a sense of pride for the country they live in.
We explore the many ways and strategies to solve math problems. Using real-life applications we ensure learning is relevant to our students.
We get to know God through the seven Sacraments and expand on how we are all God's children.
Explore Literature Genres
In 6th grade, we go on lots of journeys by reading a wide array of books and genres.
Students learn about the Old Testament and the journey of the Israelites.
Students team up with our parish and support elderly members of our community through gifts and cards.
Prepare For High School & Beyond
Life, Physical, & Earth Science
Students learn about multiple aspects of science by studying topics like volcanoes, chemistry, mass, and much more
Problem Solving & STEM Projects
Our students observe science at work with projects focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. They are able to apply classroom lessons in a tangible setting and see how these principles work in real life.
Interactive Activities & Experiments
We make learning fun! With hands-on activities and experiments, we make sure our students stay engaged and ready to learn.
Algebra, Functions, & Formulas
In 8th grade, we expand on our understanding of ratios and proportions. We work in answering questions utilizing the algebraic process.
US History & Government
We analyze historical events using critical thinking to understand the causes and effects.
Catholic Moral Teachings
Students learn about church history and how they can apply those lessons to living a Catholic moral life.
As a parent, what can you do to guarantee your child's success in education?
You would do anything to guarantee your child’s success – we feel the same way. At our school, you will find teachers who are committed to their student’s future and success because to us, teaching is not just a job – it is a promise we make to our families. This commitment is a life-long promise, shown by the fact that many of our past students have enrolled their own children at St. Gregory the Great.
By enrolling at St. Greg’s you will be part of a community that supports and takes care of one another. With this support, the high academic standards we set, our Catholic-faith-based education that is designed to build a strong moral core, and a team of teachers who truly care, we believe our students have the tools they need to be happy and successful in life.
This success is made possible by a Catholic education that provides safety, values quality, and offers moral character development.
Parents desiring a highly disciplined learning environment, high academic standards, and moral instruction will find a life-long home in St. Gregory the Great.
Becoming a member of St. Greg’s family means choosing to live up to our standards and values. Both students and parents must be prepared for the time, hard work, and sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness. Our staff is fully committed to the success of each student and is willing to do what it takes to ensure our students rise to our expectations.
We Teach You Like Family
THINGS TO KNOW
4k – Student must be four-years-old on or before September 1 to apply for four-year-old kindergarten.
5k – Students must be five-years-old on or before September 1 to apply for five-year-old kindergarten.
1st Grade – Student must be six years old on or before September 1 to apply for 1st grade.
Milwaukee Private Choice Program Open Application Periods
- February 1 –February 22
- March 1 – March 22
- April 1 – April 20
- May 1 – May 20
- June 1 – June 21
- July 1 – July 20
- August 1 – August 20
- September 1 –September 14
- October 1 –October 20* (2nd Semester Only)
- November 1 –November 20* (2nd Semester Only)
- December 1 –January 7*(2nd Semester Only)
*2nd semester participation only
Racine Private Choice Program Open Application Periods
- February 1 – February 22
- March 1 – March 22
- April 1 –April 20
- May 1 –May 20
- June 1 –June 21
- July 1 –July 20
- August 1 –August 20
- September 1 –September 14
Wisconsin Private Choice Program Open Application Period
- February 1 – April 15
MPCP, RPCP, and WPCP Income Limits
*If the student’s parents/legal guardians are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program(i.e. married family income minus$7,000 is the amount married families compare to the table).
The parish/school respects the parents as primary educators of their children and provides opportunities in an atmosphere that reinforces the educational and formational priorities occurring within the home environment. Parents freely choose to share their parental authority and responsibility for the education and formation of their children with the parish/school community in a cooperative relationship.
The parish/school respects the dignity of the child. Neither race, nationality, nor other forms of discrimination shall prevent a child from being accepted in the Catholic school.
(5110 Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Policy adopted: 11/12/74; Rev. 4/2/90)
All students new to the school are on probation during the first year of their attendance. New students will be tested at the onset of the new school year or at the time of admittance.
Approved 4-20-83 – Revised 11-2010- School Commission
WHAT DO I NEED TO ENROLL?
Complete a St. Gregory the Great Student Application for each child. To obtain an application download one here or visit the school office for an enrollment packet.
Immunization records as required by Wisconsin statute
Verification of student’s legal name and age must be presented to school officials in the form of an official state birth certificate at the time of registration. Student’s name must be the same on all information.
Private School Choice Programs Acceptable Proof of Residency Documents
- Water, sewer, gas, electric, cable, satellite, or landline phone bill. Cell phone bills are NOT acceptable.
- Letter from the water, sewer, gas, electric, cable, satellite, or landline phone utility.
- Governmental correspondence, such as property tax bill, SSI, Wisconsin Works, FoodShare, USPS, or Housing Assistance letter.
- Signed & dated lease agreement with a term that includes the date the parent applied to the school.
St Gregory the Great participates in the Private School Choice Programs. These include the Milwaukee Parent Choice Program (MPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). Schools that participate in the program receive a state aid payment for each eligible student.
For more information regarding the Private School Choice Program please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website here: DPI Parental Choice Program
Families over the income limit for the Private School Choice Program must pay tuition, please review the instructions for tuition enrollment Click HERE : or contact us and we will answer all the questions you might have!
To apply to the choice program please visit https://sms.dpi.wi.gov/ChoiceParent/
Only one choice application is needed for multiple students, you will be asked for your parent information, student information, which schools you are applying to, and income verification.
The choice application can only be done online. If you do not have access to a computer or need help, contact us at 414- 321-1350 from 8am-3:30pm or send us an email at [email protected] and we will assist you.