There has been WELS secondary Lutheran education in New Ulm since November 10, 1884. Sharing the campus of Dr. Martin Luther College until the spring of 1979 was Martin Luther Academy. MLA was primarily a school to prepare high school students to enter training for full time ministry. In 1979 that school was combined with other schools and moved to a new location in Wisconsin. Then in the fall of 1979, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School began offering a Christ-centered Lutheran based education to high school students with a variety of interests. MVL is one of 25 Area Lutheran High Schools associated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We currently have 197 students in grades 9 – 12. We have 14 called workers and 9 hired staff. Our support depends on tuition, congregational offerings and other gifts.