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Enrollment Process and School Choice

Prospective Students and Families

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee accepts students on a first come, first serve basis. NDSM participates in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs open enrollment period occurs on the 1st through the 20th of every month from February through August for the next years grade level. Wisconsin Parental Choice Programs open enrollment period occurs from February 1st through April 20th for the next years grade level.


Come Visit NDSM

Tours of the school can be arranged by appointment. Please contact our Mary Ziino, Director of Enrollment & Community Relations, at 414-316-3290 or, or by clicking the button below.


Registration forms can be found in the front offices and on this site starting in January. Please return forms as quickly as possible to secure your students seat in their grade. After parents register their child with the school, they can apply for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) or Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) on DPI’s website. A complete application for Notre Dame includes:


• Completed online application for MPCP/WPCP
• Proof of residency (for all students). Address must be in City of Milwaukee for MPCP
• Proof of income eligibility (for students new to MPCP/WPCP)


If more completed applications are received than spots available for any given grade level, a random lottery is conducted to determine which child is admitted to the school. If a sibling is currently enrolled at the school, subsequent siblings are granted admittance in their grade, as room permits. A letter will be sent to all applicants regarding their application status and their number on the wait list, if applicable.

Health and Wellness

NDSM provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches to our students at no cost to our families. This is due to our being a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. To learn more please read our Health and Wellness Policy.

Parental Involvement at NDSM

Parents are encouraged to volunteer at least 20 hours per year. Attendance at the Safe Environment training and a background check are required by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for all volunteers. This training is presented in both Spanish and English. Dates and times for this training can be found here. It is only required to complete this training one time and is transferable to all other Archdiocese of Milwaukee schools.

We strongly encourage our families to attend school functions, students activities and parent meetings. Family participation in such events makes NDSM a better school and creates a more informed, caring, and culturally rich community.