About Us/Enrollment Information

Waukesha STEM Academy is a K-8 public charter school within the Waukesha School District with two campuses (Elementary & Middle School). Moving into our fourteenth year, the mission remains to engage, inspire, and empower learners in thinking, collaborating, innovating, and creating the future... preparing the most innovative leaders to collaboratively create the future.

If you are interested in learning more about what Waukesha STEM Academy - Elementary Campus is all about, do not hesitate to reach out to attend a tour or contact us to ask questions. For families looking to enroll, the process takes three steps:

  1. Complete the Application Form

  2. Attend a tour to see what STEM education is all about. (Tour dates and times listed below)

  3. After steps 1 & 2, families will either be offered a seat or be placed on a waitlist pending availability.

Read below for more details and the timeline related to the enrollment process. If you are looking to apply for enrollment into the middle school campus, the link is at the bottom on this site.

February 5, 2024 : Out of District Open Enrollment Applications Open:  STEM Enrollment Application re-opens

Apply online and attend an informational tour to be placed on the waiting list or offered a remaining seat (if available). (Out of District Open Enrollment window has closed. If interested in applying from Out of District, contact the School District of Waukesha Enrollment office)

2nd Day of School 2024 (September 4, 2024): Wait List Expires 

Interested students can reapply during the next Lottery Enrollment Period (December 2024)

*For families new to STEM (i.e. no students currently attending) Parent/Guardian attendance at one informational tour is required. Tour must be of the campus you are applying for.

 WSA - Elementary Campus  (5K-5th Grade)  1103 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Summer Informational Tour Dates & Times (RSVP to mjohnston@waukesha.k12.wi.us):

  • June 26: 1 pm

  • August 1 : 1 pm

Logistics to Remember When Considering STEM:

STEM Families must provide their own transportation.  The School District of Waukesha does not provide bussing to or from either Waukesha STEM Academy campus.

Our Elementary School Day hours are earlier than other SDW elementary schools.  Instructional time is 7:50 am to 2:50 pm.  Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 7:40 am (7:30 for breakfast) and must be picked up promptly at 2:50 pm.

Middle School (6-8) Applicants Click here to be redirected to our Saratoga (6-8th grade) Campus Website