In March of 1979, Northland Lutheran High School formed an association and called an administrator (John Schultz) and two teachers. Freshman and Sophomore classes were established, and classes began that September.
Crisis came in the form of instability and the uncertainty of a firm direction. To gain strength from a stronger church base, Northland relocated to a temporary facility in Wausau in 1987. A building owned by St. Mary Catholic Church of Wausau would be our home for many years to come. It was a very old building and not very impressive from the outside, but it was a school - our school for the next eleven years. It was a good home with a good landlord.
A Permanent Ministry
On August 22, 1999, Northland dedicated its first permanent facility. God blessed our school with a new building, room for sporting facilities, and future expansion in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, just south of Wausau. Enrollment has ranged from 90-140 students with recent enrollments holding around 70. Students travel on Northland buses daily from Neillsville, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Plover, Birnamwood, Tomahawk, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Merrill, Medford, Athens, Marathon, as well as the Wausau area. Throughout its entire existence, God has blessed Northland Lutheran High School in its ministry to His young people.