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Kindergarten Enrollment

**If you miss the kindergarten enrollment window, you will be able to enroll your child, but some schools may be filled. During this time, seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


To apply for Kindergarten enrollment, please complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the MPS Online Registration webpage.
  2. Choose a language (English or Spanish).
  3. Select "Start New Application".
  4. Complete the initial registration form at the end of the webpage. For "Registration Type", select "24-25 Kindergarten".

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High School Enrollment

High School Enrollment will run from Saturday, September 28, 2024 through November 1, 2024. 

Milwaukee 8th graders—it’s time to choose a high school for next fall! MPS High School Enrollment opens Saturday, September 28, 2024. Attend the High School Enrollment Fair to learn about program offerings and apply to any MPS school that fits your interests and goals!

Apply to MPS high schools by November 1, 2024 for the best opportunity to be admitted to the school of your choice.

Each year, High School Enrollment will run from Saturday, September 28, 2024 through November 1, 2024. Students who are enrolled during this period have a better chance of being placed in their first-choice school.

Enrollment reopens in February for students who missed High School Enrollment and remains open until August 1. Seats are then filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Important Enrollment Considerations

  • High schools fill all available seats during High School Enrollment, held September 28, 2024 through November 1, 2024.
  • Some charter and partnership schools require students to enroll onsite, while others enroll through Kindergarten Enrollment or assignment from Central Services. The enrollment policy for each school is listed on its web page. For more information, visit the Find a School webpage.
  • Sibling preference. During Kindergarten Enrollment, priority is given to siblings of students who are currently attending the school or are already enrolled for the upcoming school year. Sibling preference may not apply at high schools with  selection criteria required for admission.
  • Enrollment after Kindergarten Enrollment. Once the Kindergarten Enrollment period ends, some schools may still have open seats. These seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Middle School Enrollment. Applications for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will open on February 4, 2024.  K-8 schools and middle schools will be available on the application.
  • Public School Open Enrollment - Students outside the MPS district may apply to MPS schools during Open Enrollment (beginning in February). For more information, visit the Open Enrollment page of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website at www2.dpi.state.

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Questions about enrollment? 

Phone: 414-475-8159

Enrollment Windows: 2024-2025 School Year

  • Kindergarten Enrollment:
    February 3 to March 4, 2024
  • High School Enrollment:
    Saturday, September 28, 2024 through November 1, 2024. 
  • All other grade levels that need enrollment for Fall 2024
    February 3 to August 1, 2024
  • After the enrollment windows have closed, enrollment will reopen for fall:
    • High School:
      February 3 to August 1, 2024
    • Kindergarten:
      April 10 to August 1, 2024
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