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The School District of Shorewood provides a liberal arts education responsive to each student’s interests and abilities. The District is located in Shorewood, Wisconsin along Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee. Currently, we serve approximately 2000 students in our District which is comprised of: 
 

Atwater and Lake Bluff Elementary Schools (K-6)

Atwater and Lake Bluff are our neighborhood elementary schools. While each school has a distinct personality, both schools have a nurturing environment that serves the diverse needs of our students. 

Shorewood’s Junior and Senior Kindergarten program introduces students to a learning environment that is relaxed, safe and welcoming. Children grow emotionally and intellectually as they learn with others in a diverse and socially interactive classroom. Kindergarten is the place where they get their first taste of art, music and physical education.

As students progress into first grade and beyond, their world begins to expand as they learn, investigate and explore.  During this time, they develop relationships with other students who may become lifelong friends.  Parents quickly realize our elementary schools provide a strong foundation for their children and provide a positive base for a lifelong love of learning.

Hallmarks of our schools include:

  • Dedicated, innovative, responsive and energetic teachers and staff at all of our schools
  • Spanish Instruction begins in 4th grade
  • Single or multi-age classroom options
  • Character education program that helps our students be responsible, compassionate, honest, and respectful
  • Regular instruction in visual art, physical education and performance music
  • Integrating real world experiences in the educational program. This includes field trips, guest speakers, special programming, etc.
  • Orchestra starting in 4th grade and band in 5th  grade
  • Active parent organizations that provide artists-in-residence programs, classroom volunteers, community social gatherings, educational parent forums, and so much more enhance the elementary school experience for students and families  

Shorewood Intermediate School (7-8)

Shorewood Intermediate School serves the unique needs and characteristics of the young adolescent including physical, physiological, intellectual, social, moral and ethical needs.  Some of the hallmarks of our program include:

A student-centered approach that is based on respect among students and staff, among peers, between the world inside school and the greater worlds outside.

Daily performance music (band, orchestra and/or choir) as well as four core academics areas and world language, physical education and visual arts programs.

Student leadership opportunities through student council, athletics, drama, and other school wide enrichment related travel opportunities.

A daily advisory period designed to further enhance each student’s character education through discussion of issues surrounding peer and family relationships, individual decision making, and responsibility to the school and larger community.

A wide array of experiential learning opportunities including Outdoor Education for 7th graders, Winter Experience for 8th graders and athletic, performing art and academic options.

After school Student Center providing safe and friendly supervised activities and opportunities for additional academic help through daily Homework Club.

Shorewood High School (9-12)

Shorewood High School is an award-winning high school with a challenging, standards-based curriculum in the core academic areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. In 2013, Shorewood High School was named the #1 High School in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. 

Graduates of Shorewood High School who choose to continue their education are accepted at colleges and universities across the country. Our graduates are confident, well-rounded, independent young adults who have learned to appreciate the diversity of our society and to be free-thinkers. To prepare our students for adulthood, we provide:

Advanced Placement classes in biology, calculus, chemistry, English, French, physics, statistics, Spanish and studio art.

A Student Support Services program that provides transition services including career exploration and post secondary planning for students and families, as well as, guidance on academic and personal matters.

Opportunities to participate in award-winning performing and visual arts program that includes drama, orchestra, band, choir and studio art.

More than half of all students participate in at least one of the 23 sports offered over four seasons.

Over 40 co-curricular activities that encourage students to expand on personal interests, participate in community service, develop leadership and communications skills and promote diversity and other social issues in the community.  

New Horizons Charter School For Learning (9-12)

 A unique experiential high school designed to empower students by using a hands-on-approach as they work in a collaborative setting with staff, community and parents.  New Horizons provides students with an avenue of learning based on their strengths, while stressing the process of learning, as well as the content. 


District Calendar

    • TueFeb28 NO SCHOOL FOR 9, 10 or 12 graders SHS
    • TueFeb28 SHS ACT EXAMS (Juniors Only Report to School)
    • TueFeb28 SIS/SHS Conferences 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • TueFeb28 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • WedMar01 SHS ACT WorkKeys (Juniors Only)
    • WedMar01 Spring Sports Meeting 6:00 PMSHS Auditorium - Doors open at 6, meeting starts at 7pm
    • ThuMar02 End of Trimester 2

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