Consider your neighborhood school first! MPS neighborhood schools feature strong curriculum tied to the rigorous Common Core State Standards. Many of our neighborhood schools also offer access to specialty coursework. Once you’ve found your neighborhood school, you can learn more about school hours, leadership, programs and performance! In addition to neighborhood schools, Milwaukee Public Schools offers a variety of high-performing, popular specialty schools, ranging from schools focused on the arts to bilingual education, Career and Technical Education (CTE), gifted and talented programming, full language immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and college preparatory programs. MPS is also home to the nation’s largest number of public Montessori schools.