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Why MPS?

Why MPS?Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) offers an extensive variety of educational programs and activities for children from preschool through high school.

We welcome the chance to match a school and program to fit your child’s individual needs.

Beginning with kindergarten and building all the way through advanced high school classes that earn college credit, MPS has options to support your child from early childhood to college and career.

Teaching and learning

  • Head Start early learning and three- and four-year-old kindergarten teach early coordination, age-level skills, and early math and reading concepts that are essential for a successful start in school.
  • Elementary, K–8, and middle schools focus on core subjects such as reading, math, science and social studies while enriching students with art, music, foreign languages, computer science and career exploration. Students enter high school with a roadmap for success in college or career.
  • Milwaukee Public Schools is home to eight of the top high schools in the state and nation. Our high schools offer career and technical education pathways alongside rigorous college preparation featuring Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. We prepare students for nearly any path they envision – traditional college, military service, skilled trades, or careers in the arts, sciences, engineering or technology.
  • Bilingual education, language immersion, visual arts, and vocal and instrumental music are integrated with coursework to enhance achievement and develop well-rounded, confident young people.


mhsa concertOur goal is for every child to graduate ready for success in college, career and life. We continue to offer and expand the high-performing programs families desire.

Your child’s journey begins when you enroll. Apply now so your child can Start, Stay and Succeed in MPS!


Important enrollment dates

  • January 28, 2017 – MPS All-School Enrollment Fair
  • January 30 through February 28, 2017 – Three-Choice Enrollment allows families to select their top three schools, and offers the best chance for enrollment in their first-choice school.
  • After February 28, 2017 – Enrollment continues based on school availability.
  • March 1, 2017 – Summer Academy enrollment opens.
  • Week of March 19, 2017 – Families who participated in Three-Choice Enrollment should receive a letter with their child’s school assignment for 2017–18.
  • April 1, 2017 – Any student who will change schools in the fall but did not complete an enrollment application will be assigned to a school by the district. Students who did not participate in High School Early Admissions will be assigned to a school. Families will be notified by mail.
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