In-District Transfer/School Choice

  • Please note the following:

    • Whittier Elementary and Butler Middle Schools are closed for In-District Transfers/School Choice.
    • If you are considering an In-District transfer to attend a specialty school/program such as the Dual Language Program, Waukesha STEM Academy, Compass, FLIGHT, QUEST, INSPIRE, Waukesha Engineering Preparatory Academy, and the Waukesha Academy of Health Professions there is a separate application that will need completion in addition to the In-District transfer paperwork.

    If you are considering having your child attend a school within the District that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete an In-District Transfer/School Choice Request.  If you are interested in more than one school, please fill out a separate application for each school that you are requesting. The school choice application period for the 2019-2020 school year opens at 8:00 a.m., December 1, 2018, and closes at 4:30 p.m., January 11, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

    Please Note: Per SDW Board Policy ag6152, the School District of Waukesha may decline an intra-district transfer until all financial obligations have been met.  If your child has any outstanding fees, please have them paid in full by January 11th.  

    Please review the school choice timeline below for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    School Choice Timeline for the 2019-2020 School Year

    December 1, 2018:  School Choice Application Period Opens at 8:00 AM

    January 11, 2019:  School Choice Applciation Period Ends at 4:30 PM  *Late Applications will NOT be accepted.

    January 17, 2019:  Secondary School Choice Approval/Denial or Waitlist Letters will be mailed home.

    January 28, 2019:  Secondary Commitment/Appeal Letters due back to the Enrollment Office.  (Failure to return your child's letter of commitment will result in loss of placement at the school of choice)

    February 6, 2019:  Secondary School Choice Appeal Decisions will be mailed home

    March 8, 2019: Elementary School Choice Approval/Denial or Waitlist letters will be mailed home

    March 18, 2019:  Elementary Commitment Letters and Appeal letters due back to the Enrollment Office

    April - August 2019: Elementary school choice decisions will be made as seats become available.  


    If your child is not currently enrolled in the School District of Waukesha, please complete the enrollment process by February 1, 2019.  All enrollment information will be sent to the school of choice once you have been approved to transfer.  This does not need to be done before filling out the in-district transfer/school choice application but does need to be during the months of December and January.

    School Choice Application-Online Submission Click here

  • Non-Residents of Waukesha:

    If you do not currently reside in Waukesha and are not currently enrolled in Waukesha through the Open Enrollment program, please fill out an open enrollment application.  The open enrollment application period is February 4 - April 30, 2018.  Please click the link below to fill out an open enrollment application.

    The Open Enrollment Application is available by clicking here.

    If you have any additional questions regarding Open Enrollment, Tuition Waiver or School Choice, please contact the Enrollment Office at 262.970.1105 or via email at