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Quick Facts

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Located in Shorewood since 1915, St. Robert School offers exemplary Catholic education to students in 4K-8th grade. Our kindergarten program offers both half and full-day options for pre-kindergarten (4K) and kindergarten (5K). A loving environment featuring small class sizes allows the faculty to inspire the unique achievement potential of each learner.

Fast Facts:
• 288 students
• Average class size is 18 students
• 19% of our students represent ethnic minorities  
• 17% have identified learning challenges on the struggling end of the achievement continuum 
• 24% are identified as high ability learners
• 5% qualify for free or reduced lunches  
• 18% hail from non-Catholic families 
• 21 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members
• Offer both half-day and full-day 4K (pre-kindergarten) and 5K (kindergarten)
• Accreditation from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA)
• On-site before and after school care available
• Core academic courses in reading, language arts, science, math, social studies, and religion are enhanced by teaching specialists in the areas of world languages (spanish and french), art, music, technology, physical education and learning resources.
Although students reside in communities such as Mequon, Wauwatosa, and Bay View, our school primarily serves students from the North Shore and East Side of Milwaukee. We are both a neighborhood school and a destination school. 
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do students wear uniforms?
Kindergarten students do not wear uniforms. All other students are required to wear uniforms as described in the dress code of the parent handbook.

2. How do I get involved at St. Robert School?
The Home and School Association has volunteer opportunities that can fit into anyone's schedule - jobs that are large or small, take a few hours or many hours, take place days, evenings or weekends, so that parents can select their own level of involvement. We believe that everyone - kids, parents, and the school benefits when parents are involved. Parents are asked to volunteer for 2 activities during the year. You are encouraged to become more involved by joining a committee or more activities. Sign up occurs in May.

3. Where do I drop my child off in the morning? Pick up in the afternoon?

Each grade as a specific drop-off location and door to use for entering the school in the morning.

4K and 5K students use the Maryland Upper entrance.
Grades 1, 2 & 3 use the Reilly Hall entrance.
Grades 4 & 5 use the Gymnasium North entrance.
Grades 6, 7, & 8 use the Capitol East entrance.
Students should arrive no more than 10 minutes before the bell rings at 7:50 am.

Afternoon pickup is either by a drive through on the parking lot or you may park along the street and walk to the school door to meet your child. Half-day kindergarteners are picked up at the Maryland Upper entrance.

4. How is school news sent home?
Every Thursday an email is sent home that contains the weekly e-newsletter and other important notices about activities.  This is the main vehicle of communication between parents and school. It should be read carefully.  A weekly "Home Folder" is sent home with the youngest or only child in the family. This folder contains hard copies of some of the information described above.

5. How does the Hot Lunch program work?
Each day your child takes hot lunch or milk it is scanned into a computer and the cost is deducted from your hot lunch account. Several times during the year a statement is sent home. The monthly lunch menu is posted on the website.

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