At Lake Country Lutheran High School (LCL), we are dedicated to nurturing every facet of a young person's life. Our World Cultures program continues to be a leading example as one of these most vibrant models for both outreach and effective connection in our city and around the globe. With a remarkable team of qualified, passionate professionals & in partnership with our talented staff, this program serves domestic and international students from an array of different cities and countries. We thank God for the impact He is making through this program, and strongly encourage you to connect with us about how this opportunity can best serve you!

About Lake Country Lutheran High School

Lake Country Lutheran High School (LCL) provides a comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum.  We offer 15 college credit courses and 80+ courses that accelerate students to achieve their future goals.  LCL was founded in 1999 in the "Lake Country" suburbs of Milwaukee (about 2 hours northwest of Chicago).  LCL is a 9-12th grade school with over 350 students.  97% of the students are domestic and 3% are international students.  International students at LCL must be able to communicate using a high level of English because LCL does not offer English Language Services. 

Click here to hear from students about their experience at LCL.


Application Process

International students that wish to attend LCL, must complete the Application through the LHSAGM World Cultures Program.  The World Cultures Program works to admit domestic boarding students and international students in one of these great schools: Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Martin Luther High School, or Lake Country Lutheran High School. 

Mr. Seth Bahris the Director of World Cultures.  Mr. Bahr will help you and your family with the application to LCL, securing a J1 or F1 Visa, travel, and anything you need until your first day of school.  

Summer Programs

Read more about our international and domestic student summer programs. Click here.


LCL students may live with a host family or live in our new residence hall.  The new, premier Martin Luther Dormitory (completed August 2020) is designed to give students a University-style living experience.  It is located 30 minutes east of Lake Country Lutheran on its sister school's campus.  Dormitory students are a few minutes’ walk to 50+ restaurants and shopping areas as well as the scenic nature walk on the Root River Parkway.   We are proud to now offer an option for boarding students.

Click here for a virtual tour of the new residence hall.


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Milwaukee, WI
  • 30-minute drive to Milwaukee to experience city life or the Great Lakes
  • 90-minute drive to Wisconsin Dells, “the waterpark capitol of the world”.
  • 2-hour drive to Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S. and an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation
  • 5 hours from 9 of the “Big 10” Universities: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University Bloomington, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • The name "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word millioke, meaning "good", "beautiful" and "pleasant land.  Milwaukee's terrain is sculpted by the glacier path and includes steep bluffs and rolling shores.  Milwaukee is a popular venue for Lake Michigan sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals. Often referred to as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee has various cultural events which take place throughout the summer.  Milwaukee is the home to the international headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies and to the NBA Bucks Team (basketball) and MLB Brewers Team (Baseball).  27% of jobs in Milwaukee are in healthcare (source).
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Frequently Asked Questions 


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Seth Bahr, Director of World Cultures Program |
Dr. Patricia Alvara, Director of ESL |
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Alisa Polzin, World Cultures Liaison |