Welcome to St. Matthew Lutheran School!

Here at St. Matthew’s, we have four full-time teachers and one half time teacher who serve our student body.  For the 2016-2017 school year, our enrollment is 60 students, 4K through eighth grade.  With low student-to-faculty ratios, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing opportunities for every child to excel in every area: faith, academics, technology, arts, club activities and athletics.
 
St. Matthew Lutheran School is a member of a nationally recognized family of Christian education.  Our teachers are certified by one of the largest parochial school systems in the United States, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, which includes
  • 403 early childhood ministries
  • 316 elementary schools
  • 23 area Lutheran high schools
  • 2 Lutheran preparatory schools
  • 2 worker training colleges
 
Please contact us for more information or to schedule a visit.  We will be happy to see you!

Meet our staff

   Mrs. Rebecca Schulz -- Grades 4k and 5k
  
   Mrs. Nancy Qualmann -- Grades 1st and 2nd

   Mrs. Ruth Callies
Currently Mrs. Callies is teacher for 3rd and 4th grade. She also teaches a few 5th grade classes plus Music and Art in grades 6-8. She enjoys directing the two hand chime choirs and after school teaching piano lessons.  Mrs. Callies has  been teaching in Iron Ridge since 2007, and enjoys all the opportunities the Lord has given me to share His Word with the children.
 
  
Mrs. Shelly Steinbrenner -- Grades 5th and 6t

Currently Mrs. Steinbrenner is the teacher for 5th and 6th grade.  She is married to Aaron Steinbrenner, Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford, and has six children (5 boys and 1 girl).  Mrs. Steinbrenner grew up on a farm in Oshkosh.

She attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac for high school and graduated from Dr Martin Luther College in New Ulm MN, changed its name to Martin Luther College in 1995. bachelors in education.

She has taught 5th grade in Tomah, WI, a short time at St. Lucas, in Milwaukee, WI, and long-term subbing at Peace in Hartford, WI and has joied the St. Matthew's teaching family in 2016.



Mr. Kevin Lorge, Principal -- Grades 7th and 8th

Pastor Larry Mose 

  
 
Front row:  Shelly Steinbrenner, Kevin Lorge, Rebecca Schulz
Back row:  Nancy Qualmann, Ruth Callies, Pastor Mose


History of the School:  St. Matthew's has a long and rich heritage of Christian education that dates back almost as far as the congregation itself.  Less than two months after the congregation was founded in 1885, the congregation decided to build a schoolhouse near where the parsonage garage now stands.  This 20x30 building was dedicated in September 1886.  Miss Anna Wuest, daughter of Reverend Oscar Wuest, first conducted this school in the fall and spring months.

The school year as we know it with its 9 month schedule was established in the fall of 1916 by Reverend Philip Koehler.  The school was moved to larger quarters in the church basement and the old school building was sold.

Even during the Depression Era, the members and leaders of St. Matthew's understood the value and importance of a Christian education.  Although classrooms were becoming crowded and 45-50 students often studied under one teacher, the teachers remained steadfast in their ministries.

Our current school building was dedicated in 1957, and the gymnasium was constructed a few years later.  In more recent years, the playground equipment was updated and the soccer field renovated.  The members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School thank and praise God for the blessings he continues to bestow upon our educational ministry.