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girl at grammar school smilingWelcome to the MPS family! We are excited that you are ready to enroll your child and begin the learning journey to high school graduation and beyond. MPS has nearly 150 schools from Head Start through high school and dozens of programs to fit every student.

Some charter and partnership schools require students to enroll on-site or through assignment from Central Services. Each school’s enrollment policy is listed on the school’s page.

To begin, select the option below that fits your needs:

Enroll My Child

Fall 2021 Enrollment

My child will turn 4 or 5 years old by September 1. I need to enroll my child in 4-year-old (4K) or 5-year-old (5K) kindergarten for Fall 2021.

My child is in 5th grade. I need to enroll my child in middle school for Fall 2021.

My child is in 8th grade. I need to enroll my child in high school for Fall 2021.

My child attends a non-MPS school and I want to transfer my child into an MPS school for Fall 2021.

If my child is enrolled in an MPS school, do I need to re-enroll for fall?

If your child attends an MPS school, he or she will automatically be re-enrolled for the next school year—you do not need to re-enroll.

NOTE: If your child is in the top grade of their school (grade 5 in a K–5 school or grade 8 in a K–8 or 6–8 school), you must select a middle or high school for fall and follow the enrollment steps.

Head Start

My child is 3 or 4 years old now OR will turn 3 or 4 years old by September 1. I want to enroll my child in Head Start.

Immediate Enrollment

My family just moved to Milwaukee and my child needs to start school immediately.

My child attends a non-MPS school or a charter school and I want to transfer my child into an MPS school immediately.

Out of District/Open Enrollment

My child lives outside the city of Milwaukee but I want to enroll my child in an MPS school.

teacher with MPS studentSelect an MPS School

When you fill out an enrollment form, you will be asked to give your top three school choices. If your top-choice school has space available and any entry requirements have been met, your child will be enrolled in your first-choice school. Your second or third choice will be assigned if your first choice is not available.

How to Select a School

  • Use the MPS Find a School Tool. You can search for schools by name, keyword, location, or programs.
  • Visit school websites to learn about each school’s programs and offerings. Some schools offer virtual tours.
  • Call a school and speak to the office. You can make an appointment to talk to the principal and ask questions.
  • Click on How to Select a School for important information about MPS.
  • Call the District Enrollment Office in the Department of Student Services for specific questions about your child's needs at (414) 475-8159.

Questions about enrollment? 

Email: 
enrollmentsupport@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-475-8159

Enrollment Windows: 2022-2023 School Year

  • Kindergarten Enrollment: February 5 to March 6, 2022
  • Middle/High School Early Admissions: September 25 to October 31, 2021
  • All other grade levels that need enrollment for Fall 2022
    January 29 to August 1, 2022
  • After the enrollment windows have closed, enrollment will reopen for fall:
    • Middle and High School:
      January 29 to August 1, 2022
    • Kindergarten:
      May 1 to August 1, 2022
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