THE CAMPAIGN

Charting a Course for the Future

On June 24, 2020, the Plenary Board of WLA unanimously approved purchasing 120 acres of land on Highway 23 west of Fond du Lac to establish a new WLA campus.  We plan to pay for the new campus via the Forward in Faith campaign and continue to lease the land as farmland while we raise funds. However, to realize our vision for a new WLA, we must FIRST address three important areas: 

  • $2 million for the property

  • $1.6 to retire existing capital commitments

  • $1 million for:

    • Necessary, strategic improvements to the current facility

    • Planning and design for the new campus

  • Plans for the new campus include:

    • Chapel

    • Athletic fields and complex

    • Performing Arts Venue

    • Labs and Workshops

    • Flexible Educational/learning spaces

    • Association and community events

Lacking and Landlocked

Built in 1954, the current school sits on just 12 ½ acres.  As our student body grew and the facility aged, we built additions and renovated multiple times, the last time in 2000.  In 2011 a campus facility study revealed major structural issues, especially in the original parts of the building.  The work needed to make our current building a safe, effective option for the long-term is no longer feasible.  Being landlocked, the upgrades would be more costly to repair and maintain than building a new school.  Furthermore, the current high school lacks space for the extracurricular programs that students and families expect in an educational setting.  Athletic facilities are limited, and there is no proper space for theatre and fine arts performances.  Building a new school – at a convenient location for families in our area and provides ample space for the necessary facilities – will enable us to expand our mission by building a flexible learning environment for our students and our community.​​

 

Building on a Century of Blessings

We are praying and planning to have a new campus in the next decade. Thus, we enthusiastically enter the next era of Winnebago Lutheran Academy, confident in God’s faithfulness.  We are devoted to providing high-quality, Christ-centered education for another 100 years, and we kindly ask for your gift for this project. Your gift will help us continue positively impacting area teens and families as we equip students and leaders for a faith-filled life of success beyond high school. 

 

Anchored on our Foundation, we boldly move Forward in Faith.  Please join us on this journey.  

More Information

Please find more information through the documents found here.