F. J. Gaenslen K-8 School is located in a quiet, residential area on the west bank of the Milwaukee River known as the “Riverwest Community”. The school, named after Dr. Fredrick J. Gaenslen, first opened in December, 1939 as a school for children who were suffering with Polio. In 1988, Gaenslen, and their neighbor, Fratney School, merged and moved into our present site. F. J. Gaenslen School, a state of the art facility, was architecturally designed to meet the academic and physical needs of regular education students and children with physical and other special education needs.
Check us out in the Milwaukee Journal!
Our Special Education students represented us VERY WELL! Congrats to all of our athletes! Check out this link to the article in the Milwaukee Journal today!
Students from the Gaenslen Elementary School and the New School for Community Service launched three 12-foot rowing boats that they built on Friday, on the Milwaukee River. Students met twice a week to work on the project and learned to read scale drawings, work together as a team, apply math skills, and practice carpentry.
Congratulations staff and students for building safe boats!
Rebecca Johnson’s class takes the city bus to the Apple Store and Applebees!