Our 6th through 8th grades are departmentalized by subject. This allows our teachers to focus on sharing the subjects they are most passionate about.
Departmentalization also increases the attentiveness of students and prepares them for higher education.
Encouraged to serve
From field trips to being in God's Word daily in class, our students are reminded of God's love and encouraged to see how their unique and varied gifts can be used to serve their Savior.
Taught to lead
Our 7th and 8th graders are given opportunities to grow in their leadership potential. They are trained to help our younger students with reading, lead "Cardinal Families," and are positive role models for the rest of the school.
While our 7th and 8th graders work and learn hard, they also have a great time with each other and the rest of their school family.
Students use collaborative activities to help each of them achieve success, as we know success looks different for different students.
Mr. Pingel is the son of two teachers and the youngest of six kids. He graduated high school Washington state but grew up in the Midwest. He graduated Martin Luther College in 2010, where he met his wife Stephenie. In 2015, he earned his master’s degree. He has taught ten years at two different schools and has been blessed with three children, Matthias, Leah, and Jenna.
Descended from a family of teachers, Jodi Gilbert has 18 years of experience in teaching.
When not teaching, she enjoys reading, scrap-booking, and singing, playing, and listening to music. A season ticket holder at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, she is always eager to see a good play.