Elementary & Secondary 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 2023-24 school year will begin on April 3rd, 2023 at 8 am. Applications will be accepted for all grades from 4K through 7th.

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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Open Enrollment

Our formal enrollment period for the 2023-24 school year will begin on April 3rd, 2023 at 8 am and end April 21st, 2023 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 April 21st, 2022 at 5 p.m CST, any pre-enrollment applications received for a class with more applications than available seats will enter a lottery to be held on Tuesday, April 25th.

Families in the lottery will receive follow-up information via email by Friday, April 28th regarding their child’s acceptance into One City Schools.

Once initially accepted, families will have until Friday, May 12, 2023 at 5:00P CST to submit comprehensive enrollment information through our online system PowerSchool. On-site help will be available by appointment for families needing technology assistance or interpreters.

Waitlists and Lottery

All children not selected will be placed on our wait list in the order that their name was drawn in the lottery. Parents will have the option of whether or not to place their children on the waitlist.

If applicable, waitlist applicants will begin to be notified on Monday, May 15th and will continue to enroll until classes are full or by October 31st, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Lottery Preferences:

  • Currently enrolled students.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students.
  • Children of faculty, staff, and Board members if completed applications are received by Apri 21, 2023 at 5:00P CST.

Application Form

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

All new scholars requesting to enroll at One City Schools for the 2024-25 school year in 4K - 8th grade must fill out the “Pre-Registration Form » 2024 - 2025”.
New Families
Current families must renew their child's seat for 2024-2025 school year. Anytime between Fri, March 1st @ 8am- Fri, March 22 @ 5pm, current families must log into PowerSchool to fill out required forms.
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


One City Schools

2012 Fisher Street
Madison, WI 53713

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