Open Enrollment

  • 2022-2023 Available Open Enrollment Seats

    In January of each school year, school boards vote on Open Enrollment available for the next school year and must determine available space by grade level. Space cannot be determined by building at this time.

    Based on projected enrollment numbers and the Wauwatosa School District Open Enrollment Policy 5113, the Wauwatosa School Board approved available Open Enrollment seats for non-resident students. At this time, there are no available seats for the 2022-2023 school year, based on the projected enrollment, with the exception of grades 6-12.  Seats available in grades 6-12 are for assignment to Wauwatosa Virtual School only.

    No applicants will be assigned to Whitman Middle School, Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa East High School or Wauwatosa West High School.

    The application period for the 2022-23 school year is February 7 - April 29, 2022. 

    Click Here to Apply through the Department of Public Instruction


    Open Enrollment Background

    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.

    The Student Services Department manages all aspects of this program from application to school assignment. Currently, over 1,000 students attend school in Wauwatosa through this program option.

    Students who are currently attending the school 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. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation to/from school.

    The Open Enrollment application period is established in state law as beginning the first Monday in February.

    For further information or questions about the Open Enrollment program, please contact Debbie Hoppe or Kimberly Purcell in the Student Services office at 414-773-1091.

Contact Information

  • For Open Enrollment Questions, contact:

    Student Services Department


    Debbie Hoppe, Kimberly Purcell, or Jama Davis


    Administrative Assistants


    Phone: (414)773-1091

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