Elementary School Enrollment

Our formal enrollment period for the 2021-22 school year will begin on Monday, March 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted for grades 4K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade.
Our formal enrollment period for the 2022-23 school year will begin on March 1, 2022 at 8 am. Applications will be accepted for all elementary grades from 4K through 5th.

As a public charter school authorized by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, our school is tuition-free.

Attendance Boundary: Additionally, any family residing anywhere in Wisconsin with children age 4 years old and up by September 1 each school year can enroll in One City Schools.

Please Note

Each school year begins September 1 or the next school day after September 1. One City Schools is currently the only public school in Wisconsin providing both a longer school day and longer school year.
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Our formal enrollment period for the 2022-23 school year will begin on March 1, 2022 at 8 am online and end March 18, 2022 at 5 pm.

Pre-enrollment applications will be accepted for all Elementary grades from 4k through 5th.

Pre-enrollment Application

Once the enrollment period begins, you will be able to complete the online pre-enrollment application for your child(ren).

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After it's Ended

Once the formal enrollment period has ended on March 18, 2022 at 5 p.m, any pre-enrollment applications received for a class with more applications than available seats will enter a lottery to be held on Tuesday, March 22.

Families will be notified via email on Monday, March 21 if their child’s grade is in the lottery. Families in the lottery will receive information via email by Friday, March 25 regarding their child’s acceptance into One City Schools.

Once initially accepted, families will have until April 15, 2022 to submit comprehensive enrollment information through our online system. On-site help will be available by appointment for families needing technology assistance or interpreters. If applicable, waitlist applicants will begin to be notified on April 25. We will continue to enroll until classes are full.

Waitlists and Lottery

If applicable, waitlist applicants will begin to be notified on April 25. We will continue to enroll until classes are full.

Lottery Preferences:

  • Currently enrolled students.
  • Siblings of enrolled students.
  • Children of faculty, staff, and Board members.

Application Form

You will need to Complete and Submit form in order for your child’s enrollment application to be considered.

For any student entering 4K-5th grade at One City Schools during 2022-2023 school year.
New Families
For One City students entering 5K-4th grade during 2022-2023 school year.
Current Families

In Addition...

Incomplete forms will not be accepted

Please bring your application materials to 2012 Fisher Street so that our Leadership Team can verify your forms are complete.

Marilyn Ruffin
VP of Family and Community Initiatives

enroll@onecityschools.org

One City Schools

2012 Fisher Street
Madison, WI 53713

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