In trying to define a neighborhood people usually look to common housing classifications, distinctive public spaces, or a central commercial district. However, as people look to see if they want to become part of a neighborhood they also look to the variety and types of schools that are available.
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association is quite fortunate in having a rich variety of public and private facilities from preschool to post-graduate level of learning either within our borders or within a short distance, including of course the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Many of these schools are rated the best in the region with an excellent staff and leadership committed to educational excellence.
To find out more about a particular facility please visit their website, or better yet drop by and see their excellence for yourself. Also, check out our recent feature on neighborhood schools on page 8 of the Spring 2018 Newsletter.
Catholic East School – 2461 N. Murray Ave.; (414) 964-1770; www.mycatholiceast.org/index.html Catholic East Elementary School on Milwaukee’s East Side challenges students in Grades K3-8 to tap into their full potential academically, spiritually, morally, socially and physically. It offers an ethnically-diverse learning environment, small class sizes, highly-qualified staff and a foundation in faith in a unique neighborhood.
Hartford Avenue University School – 2227 N. Maryland Ave.; (414) 906-4700; www.hartforduniversityschool.wordpress.com/about and www.mpsportal.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/portal Hartford University School (K4-8) is located on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. It is a college preparatory school with a strong commitment to the arts and development of a sense of social justice. They emphasize experiential academics and foster student’s creativity, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and social awareness. They are committed to developing scholars – college bound young people who see themselves as thinkers, welcome challenges, and have strong intellectual skills.
Maryland Avenue Montessori School – 2418 North Maryland Ave.; (414) 906-4800; www.marylandavenuemontessori.com and www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/Maryland Maryland Avenue School is a K3-8 Montessori school located in the heart of Milwaukee’s historic and culturally diverse East Side. Maryland Avenue School has been a part of the neighborhood for over 110 years. The curriculum focuses on basic academic skill development with an emphasis on computer technology and science enhanced through enrichment activities
Milwaukee Home School Group – 2400 N Cramer St. (414) 332-7765; www.sites.google.com/site/milwaukeehomeschoolgroup Milwaukee Home School Group was started in 2009 and is located on the east side of Milwaukee. This is a support group for home-schoolers. The focus of their activities Includes all ages from middle and high school. This group is dedicated to helping and supporting all homeschooling families. The group has a resource center, a few educational classes, some homeschooling trainings for parents, and social outings. The focus of the group is aimed for all ages of children, all economic levels and all homeschooling styles.
Riverside University High School – 1615 E. Locust Street ; (414) 906-4900; www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/riverside/ Riverside University High School is committed to being a diverse, multicultural, urban high school with a primary focus on the preparation of students for success in post-secondary educational settings. Riverside University High School offers a rigorous university preparatory program. Honors/Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered. Qualified juniors and seniors may enroll in classes for credit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Riverside’s AP program is larger and more inclusive than any other MPS high school. Riverside is a Project Lead The Way Engineering and Gilder Lehrman US History high school. A Bilingual program is offered.
St. Robert School -2200 E. Capital Drive; (414) 332-1164, www.strobert.org/school and www.shorewood.patch.com/listings/st-roberts-catholic-school St. Robert School is a K-8 school that services students from Shorewood, Milwaukee and the North Suburbs. They are committed to providing an excellent education in a faith filled environment. Their graduates are well prepared for high school, college and beyond.
Tamarack Waldorf School – 1150 East Brady Street; (414) 277-0009; www.tamarackwaldorf.org Waldorf School established in 1996 as an urban private school embracing diversity. They offer a complete curriculum for students from pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade. Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education using the Waldorf curriculum. They integrate the arts and academics and aim to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
Wisconsin Institute on Torah Study – 3288 North Lake Drive; (414) 963-9317; www.witsyeshiva.com WITS is one of only a handful of “yeshivas”, or Orthodox Jewish high schools and post high schools for boys, in the Midwest, and is the only institution of its kind in Wisconsin. The WITS learning environment is highly disciplined; our structured program keeps students busy up to 14 hours a day. WITS is a Yeshiva High School in Milwaukee. It is an affiliate of the Rabbinical Seminary of America.