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How to Enroll

enrollment booth graphicEach year, MPS opens Kindergarten Enrollment in late January to early February. Kindergarten Enrollment remains open for several weeks. Children who are enrolled during this period have a better chance of being placed in their first-choice school.

Kindergarten Enrollment Window for Fall 2021: Saturday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, March 21, 2021

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 "21-22 Kindergarten".

After the kindergarten enrollment window deadline: Enrollment will remain closed for about four weeks while school assignments are being made. Kindergarten enrollment will reopen April 19, 2021 through August 1, 2021. 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.

Middle and High School Early Admissions

Each year, Middle and High School Early Admissions takes place in October and November. 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 Middle and High School Early Admissions, and remains open until August 1. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

teacher with studentFill out the MPS Enrollment Form

You may complete your enrollment application online.

  • Online – Visit the MPS district website and enroll online.
  • By Phone - You may ask for enrollment assistance by calling any MPS school, or contact the District Enrollment Office in the Department of Student Services at (414) 475-8159.

Important Enrollment Considerations

  • Some middle and high schools fill all available seats during High School Early Admissions, held in October and November.
  • 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 and high school enrollment after Early High School Admissions. Middle and high schools participate in the Early Admissions process in the fall. If school seats are available after Early Admissions has closed, the remaining seats will be available during Fall Enrollment.
  • 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. wi.us/OpenEnrollApp.

Questions about enrollment? 

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

Enrollment Windows: 2021-2022 School Year

  • Kindergarten Enrollment: February 6 to March 21, 2021
  • Middle/High School Early Admissions: September 26 to November 1, 2020
  • All other grade levels that need enrollment for Fall 2021
    February 6 to August 1, 2021
  • After the enrollment windows have closed, enrollment will reopen for fall:
    • Middle and High School:
      February 6 to August 1, 2021
    • Kindergarten:
      May 1 to August 1, 2021
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