DIVINE MERCY 2018-06-01T17:08:08+00:00

Project Description

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children at lunch at Divine Mercy Elementary, Milwaukee, WI

Divine Mercy Catholic School

Faith and education go hand-in-hand at Divine Mercy, as Jesus is at the center of everything they do.

Set on a beautiful 11 acre green campus in South Milwaukee, Divine Mercy Catholic School values and prioritizes individual, holistic learning. The school community is a place where all staff support the whole learner: academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Teachers collaborate to create an academic environment that prioritizes student growth. Students are challenged to achieve and excel through guided goal setting and individualized learning plans. Teachers are empowered to teach above and beyond the Common Core and help students become well-rounded students, rather than just excellent test takers.

Students learn about their faith in the classroom and continue to live Christ’s mission through service projects and liturgical services.

Divine Mercy has a rich tradition of preparing students for high school — and for the rest of their lives. Tour Divine Mercy. Learn more about how they prepare students with a strong academic and faith foundation to ultimately be well-rounded leaders and forward thinkers… as God intended.

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695 College Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Liz Dworak, Principal

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Notable Alumni

3 recent alumni became valedictorians South Milwaukee and St. Thomas More High Schools

Our Motto

“Living, loving, and learning our faith, together with Jesus”

School Year Theme

“PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, and Empathy”

“At Divine Mercy, We: Live as members
of our Catholic Community,

Love God and all his creations, and
Learn for our future on earth and in heaven.”

Divine Mercy prides itself on bringing out the endless possibilities for growth in their students: to learn more, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, and to be challenged to become the person God intended. Through rigorous academics and dedicated faith formation, students are prepared for further education and for life.

In alignment with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction standards, the curriculum follows the Archdiocese of Milwaukee guidelines and new Seton Catholic Schools enhancements. A variety of materials — textbooks, journals, technology, manipulative — deliver instruction that is engaging, child-centered and personalized for student growth.

Faith plays an integral role in the daily life of Divine Mercy students and staff. Religion is instructed as a class every day, and teachers bring the faith alive in other curricular areas. Students not only understand the foundation of their faith, but are challenged to see the world through a Catholic lens.

The focus in 2016 is on the Year of Mercy: loving others with heart and hands. The school community starts the day off with a common prayer led by students. To celebrate the Year of Mercy, students attend Adoration on Fridays in the newly built chapel with their class and parish members.

Divine Mercy offers many opportunities for young students to learn and grow in a safe, supervised environment. Children age 2 through school age are eligible for preschool in the Divine Mercy Early Childhood Education Center. It’s a fun environment for little learners to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Divine Mercy also accommodates busy, working parents with daycare for young children, and before and after school care for school-age students. Students enjoy fun activities while interacting with their peers.

Divine Mercy students are innovators of the future. Many students enjoy participating in the Future City Competition.

The Future City Competition is an opportunity for students to design and build a future city that solves a sustainability issue in a community. Through this competition, middle school students practice problem-solving skills in math, science, and engineering.

Fast Facts

  • Participant in both Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs
  • Before and After School Care Available
  • School Colors:  Black and Red
  • School Mascot:  The Wildcat
  • Athletics:  Soccer K4-8th Grade, Basketball 5th-8th Grade, Volleyball 5th-8th Grade
  • Extracurriculars:  Boy and Girl Scouts K5-8th Grade, Student Council 5th-8th Grade, Altar Servers 4th-8th Grade, School Choir 4th-8th Grade
  • Notable Service:  During the 2015 Hunger Task Force PB&J Drive, Divine Mercy students collected the most pounds of peanut butter per student.
  • Students attend Mass weekly, and participate as lectors, servers, and cantors.
  • To celebrate the Year of Mercy, students attend Adoration on Fridays with their class and parish members.  

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