OUR HISTORY

Kradwell Timeline:

1963:

“The High School” is founded on the campus of the Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital to serve the hospital's adolescent in-patient population.

1968:

The school's name is changed to Kradwell High School to honor Dr. William Kradwell, a benefactor of the school and early pioneer of psychiatric medicine in Wisconsin.

1982:

Kradwell High School moves into the Dewey Hall building (its current location) on the hospital campus.

1986:

The school's name is shortened to “Kradwell School” to mark the addition of an elementary school.

1992:

The Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital joins Aurora Health Care.

1995:

Kradwell School shifts its focus and no longer serves the hospital's in-patient populations. Instead, Kradwell opens its doors to surrounding school districts, offering a wide range of academic classes and a summer school program.

2001:

The Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital officially changes its name to the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital.

2005 – 06:

Kradwell School is remodeled and expanded to better serve its expanding educational cliental.

Today:

Kradwell School is a private school with a dedicated faculty and staff who serve approximately 100 6th – 12th grade students from school districts in the greater Milwaukee County area, as well as the surrounding counties.