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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Hartland, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Please explore our website and discover the ways God may use us at Zion to help you grow in the faith and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Are you looking for a quality Christ-centered education for your child? Are you looking for Bible-based teaching for adults? Would you like to baptize your child? Are the struggles in your life confronting you with questions you can't answer? Please feel to call or email us using the contact information on this page. Thank you for visiting us!
Open Enrollment for 2016 / 2017 School Year!
Zion is now enrolling students for the 2016 / 2017 school year.  If you are interested in sending your child(ren) to Zion and would like more information, please contact our school office.  Thank you! 

Dr. John Freese is New Principal at Zion Lutheran School 

Dr. John Freese has accepted the position of principal and 7th and 8th grade teacher at Zion Lutheran School in Hartland and has begun his work here July 1.  

Picture of Dr. Freese

Dr. Freese received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota.  Since then, he earned three advanced degrees -- a Master of Arts in Social Studies at California State University, Fullerton, CA, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.  During his career, he has taught at four elementary schools, a high school, and was a Professor of Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee for 14 years.  

Exemplary Accreditation Status!
A team from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran School Synod Accreditation (WELSSA) visited Zion Lutheran school, and after reviewing all areas of our school, the team gave us an overall score of 99% and is recommending an Exemplary Status to the WELSSA board when its summer meeting.  WELSSA is a member of the National Council for Private Schools and is recognized by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, Texas Non-Public Schools Accreditation Commission, and the Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation.  Further, it is also recognized by the following states - Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.  

Facebook Page
Zion Lutheran School now has a Facebook page!  Feel free to view and/or "like" it at"

Free Baptism
At Zion we offer baptisms for free.  There is no obligation, other than to hear what baptism is and why it is so important.  If you are interested in baptism for your child (or children), please email us or call either (262) 367-3617 or (262) 367-1091. 

Help and Hope
Are you or family members experiencing financial difficulties or job loss?  We invite you to view Help and Hope under the  Zion Ev. Lutheran Church tab. 

Are all Lutherans the same?
Please read "We Still Believe" under the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church tab.


Zion Ev. Lutheran Church  

415 W. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI  53029
Stephen Ristow, Pastor
262-367-1091 (Home)

Zion Lutheran School 3K-8th Grade  

1023 E. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI  53029
Dr. John Freese, Principal
262-367-3617 (School)

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