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Mill Creek’s Personalized Instruction Paves Way for Success at All Levels

Whether your child would benefit from personalized instruction or thrive under an advanced learning program, Mill Creek Academy has the resources and experience to satisfy all needs.

Opening for the 2023-24 school year, Mill Creek will be the latest school to offer small class sizes and warm, welcoming staff that parents across National Heritage Academies’ (NHA) 100-school network have come to know as extended members of the community.

“I want Mill Creek to be known as the highest performing K-8 school in the state of Wisconsin. A place where kids know they’re loved and every person feels welcomed when they come through our doors; and the school community understands the importance of working together to make a difference,” said Principal Joe Sellenheim, a Waukesha native who has more than 15 years of experience as an educator.

To address the unique learning style of each student, we create smaller learning environments within the classroom. This includes one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, group projects, and individual projects. Teachers track progress and immediately adjust instruction. Your child is seen, challenged, and helped to be their very best.

For top-performing students, Excel-erate, an advanced learning program for all grade levels, is available. This program provides advanced students with the appropriate level of challenge, from kindergarten to eighth grade. K-5 students will be given accelerated content, and middle schoolers can earn high school credit, leaving them more prepared for the advanced courses they will see in high school. To be admitted into the program, students must meet test score requirements and receive recommendation from a teacher.

Mill Creek Academy is taking applications for students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2023-24 school year. Apply today!

About Mill Creek Academy
Mill Creek Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Waukesha, Wisconsin, serving students in 4K through fifth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit