Holyland Catholic Students

The Holyland Catholic School (HCS) is the longest, continuously operating, consolidated parochial school system in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. While HCS is located in the quaint town of Johnsburg, children from all across the “Holyland” villages (check out the Wikipedia page for the whole history!) attend HCS. HCS has contributed to the history of the area for over 40 years.

Mission Statement

As people of God brought together from several parishes, we at the Holyland Catholic School value both the unity of our Catholic faith and diversity as we educate the whole child. Called by the Holy Spirit to stewardship, we strive to further God’s kingdom.

Vision Statement

As a school community based on the Gospel message, our teaching focuses on the spiritual, moral and intellectual growth and potential of each student. We consider it our responsibility to assist parents in developing the whole child for Christian living.

We promote an atmosphere conductive to inspiring the students to recognize and attain their goals through the development of their unique God given talents and abilities. We also promote an atmosphere in which the students respect themselves and others. HCS offers a strong academic program,  in addition to teaching students about the Catholic Faith, training them to take their place in their faith communities by being involved in liturgies, prayers and the liturgical and faith life of the church. The school takes advantage of small class sizes to accent the personal interaction between students, teachers and parents,  as well as their faith communities. The curriculum in all subject areas is aligned to the state, national and Milwaukee Archdiocese standards that benchmark what students should know and be able to do in order to prepare them for the twenty-first century and beyond.

HCS is a family-orientated school that realizes its existence is due to the vision and support of past generations and is committed to its existence in the future by religious, educational and social actions as well as personal sacrifices and creativity.
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What district does HCS cover?

Our school has students from all over the “Holyland”, as well as surrounding area. The main school district covered is New Holstein. Busing is provided by New Holstein School District busing company. It encompasses 150 square miles and three counties, Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Sheboygan. Most of the students live within the boundaries of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
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How is tuition paid?

HCS invoices each family a fee depending upon the number of students per family. Current tuition is $1,850 per first student, $1,650 per second student, and $1,450.00 per third student. See the Financial Agreement for more details or visit the Resources Page. If the family is not a member of one of the participating parishes, please contact the office for additional information.
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Do you offer financial aid to families?

Yes, HCS does offer financial aid to families which is available upon request. Once applied for, the application will be reviewed by the pastors, principal, and a member from the finance committee. All application materials are kept confidential. Assistance can be applied for on a yearly basis. To obtain additional information on financial aid, please contact the school office.
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Where will my child go to school?

HCS currently operates one campus. The Johnsburg school building houses the 3-year old preschool through the 8th grade.
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Does HCS offer any before or after school programs?

The Before and After School Program at HCS is available to students in preschool through 7th grade. The cost is $3 per hour per child and is available Monday through Friday before school from 6:45 to the start of school and after school from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. An aide provides activities that are both fun and educational. To learn more about the Before and After School Care Program, please visit the resources page.
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Does my family have to be Catholic to attend HCS?

HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, political persuasion, national origin or ancestry. All are welcome in God’s house.
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Parent Testimonials

Wilkum Family One of the things I appreciate most about HCS is how the kids interact with one another as if it is the most natural thing in the world. Thank you for being great role models for the kids and for encouraging them to be great role models for the younger kids. I know Gregory is a better person because of his interaction with the 'big' kids. It really does make HCS a great place.

Wagner Family We send our children to CPES for many reasons. Small class sizes allow the dedicated teachers at CPES to focus on individual student needs. Academic rigor and Catholic values are a given. Most important to me is the emphasis placed on respect and kindness each day at CPES.

Ditter Family We send our kids to CPES to build strong values in them. The smaller classes allow plenty of opportunities for us as parents to be involved in the school.

Student Testimonials

Owen Jacobs
I like CPES because you get super smart!

Adam Lisowe - past student
As a sophomore I feel I am a lot farther in my classes than students that came from the public school. I was taught very early in my education that I needed to be responsible for getting my work organized and done. I was taught very good study habits that have followed me through my current high school years. Thanks to CPES I am on track to completing several college credits in high school which will help me financially and academically in college. CPES also taught me to be a leader and volunteer in our community, which will help me in years to come when applying for scholarships. CPES laid down a solid foundation for me to build the rest of my education on. I am grateful to my parents for making the decision to send me to CPES because it made a huge difference in my schooling and my life.

Anna Jacobs
I like CPES because I learn about Jesus and all the good things he did.

Mackenzie Ditter
I like it because we get to go to church every week and the teachers are really nice.