Beginning in 1998, parents in Wisconsin were given the option of having their child(ren) attend any public school in the state where there is space available at the grade level or program requested.
Students who are currently attending the District and move, and siblings of current students in the District have legislative priority for admittance to the open enrollment program where space is available. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide transportation to/from school.
The open enrollment application period is established by state law as beginning the first Monday in February.
2023-24 Available Open Enrollment Seats
In January of each school year, school boards vote on the number of open enrollment seats available for the next school year and must determine available space by grade level.
The Wauwatosa School Board approved 74 new open enrollment seats for the 2023-24 school year. A breakdown of those seats by grade level can be found here.