focused on excellence  centered on christ

We’re Molding:

  • Courageous Faithful Servants
  • Inspired Learners
  • Christian Leaders of the Next Generation

Our Mission


St. Paul Lutheran exists to shape lives for Christian service by providing educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment. St. Paul Lutheran School is a nationally accredited 2 PreK – 8th Grade co-ed school located in Grafton, Wisconsin. St. Paul has been named a National Lutheran Exemplary School (2015-16). St. Paul students, 390+, receive a Christ-centered education that includes state of the art technology, certified caring teachers, a dedicated learning center (CARE), advanced music program, multiple sporting activities and various other co-curricular activities.

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Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

St. Paul participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Please click here for more information. You can also contact Mr. Michael Yurk in the school office at 262.377.4659 or email at

DPI School Report Card

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates Accountability Report Cards for all publicly funded schools and districts in the state. Report cards for private schools participating in the Private School Choice Program were first required for the 2015-16 school year. Choice schools did not receive any score or ratings on prior accountability report cards, since DPI only had a single year of data available for Choice students and the report cards require multiple years of data to produce a score. As such, 2016-17 is the first year that private schools participating in the Choice Program can receive overall scores or ratings if they participated in state-wide testing.

DPI produces two versions of each Report Card: a one-pager labeled “School Report Card” and lengthier, detailed version labeled, “School Report Card Detail.” Both versions can be accessed online along with resources that explain the report cards, click here to view these explanations. While our school has received a Private School – Choice Students Report Card, please note that schools that did not have sufficient data to calculate an accountability score or rating will see “NR-Data” in the top left corner. This can occur if there are too few choice students in the school.

The legislative requirements to produce these report cards allow choice schools to opt-in to receive a report card for all students attending the private school. We have chosen not to opt into the Private School Report Card at this time and will continue to evaluate this in the future. As required by our participation in WPCP, click here to view the one page School Report Card for St. Paul Lutheran School and a list of educational options.

Please contact Michael Yurk if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Non Discriminatory Policy for Students

As an institution of Christian education, St. Paul Lutheran School opens its programs and activities to boys and girls on an equal basis, regardless of race, national origin, sex, disability, or ethnic background, for all people are created by God and are loved by Him.

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  “It was important to me that my four children had a great spiritual education as well as a superior academic education.  St. Paul has offered both to my children.  All four have succeeded in their grown-up lives because of their relationship to God and the education they received at St. Paul.”

Former Parent


 “I am confident that my child is receiving the best Christian and academic education available. The teachers and staff are dedicated to providing not only quality Christian education, but providing a foundation for our children’s future.”

Current Parent


“As an alumnus of St. Paul, I feel I received a quality Christ-centered education and it is important for all children to experience this type of education. Therefore, I would recommend this school to any of my friends with children. The most important thing you can give a child is a Christian education – St. Paul prepared me for a life of service.”



“The school gave our son a great Christian based 3K-8th grade education. The staff is committed, competent, caring and energetic. They are easy to access to discuss questions, problems and ideas.”

Former Parent


“St. Paul is Christ-Centered with caring and helpful teachers. The principal is very active and hands on with things going on at the school. He has made things happen. The technology that is used is cutting edge and the facility is excellent.”

Current Parent


Michael Yurk, Principal

Herb Kohl Principal Leadership Award

Michael Yurk, Principal

NAESP National Distinguished Principal of the Year, South Wisconsin District Administrator of the Year

Mrs. Joy Yurk

South Wisconsin District Teacher of the Year, Concordia University Wisconsin Educator of the Year

Mrs. Dauna Werner

Lutheran Education Association Distinguished Early Childhood Teacher, South Wisconsin District Early Childhood Educator of the Year, Concordia University Wisconsin Educator of the Year

Ms. Val Bremer

Herb Kohl Teacher Fellow Award

Mrs. Deanne Boyce

Herb Kohl Teacher Fellow Award