School Choice


School Choice allows students whose families meet certain income qualifications the ability to attend a participating private or religious school of their choice, TUITION FREE.  What’s more, once a student qualifies for Choice, they can keep their voucher through 12th grade even if family income rises, as long as they do not voluntarily leave the program.

Students applying for Choice must meet applicable residency, age, prior year attendance, and income requirements described hereTo determine eligibility, parents must APPLY ONLINE here.

Income limits for those who reside in the City of Milwaukee or Racine Unified School District are shown in Table 1.  Income limits for all other Wisconsin residents are shown in Table 2.  Family size includes parents/legal guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the student applicant.  If the parents/legal guardians are married, their family income should be reduced by $7,000 when comparing to the tables.

Questions?  Please contact the school office at 262-662-2737 or 

Choice Application Period

The deadline for School Choice applications through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program is April 18th.  If your family missed the WPCP deadline, please contact the school office at or 262-662-2737 for information about other tuition assistance options.

Note: Residents of the City of Milwaukee or the Racine Unified School District still have opportunities to apply for School Choice at St. Joseph Catholic School through the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program or Racine Parental Choice Program, respectively.  Please see below or contact us for more information.

Choice Resources for Parents

Wisconsin School Choice website found here has everything you need to know, including:

Of course, we're here to help answer questions during the school year Monday-Friday 7:30AM - 3:00PM by calling the office at 262-662-2737.  Our summer hours are Thursdays 9:00AM - 3:00PM.

Why St. Joe's

St. Joseph Catholic School is committed to developing each student's potential by providing the foundation of the Catholic faith, strong academic achievement, character development and service to our greater community. We offer full-day and half-day 3K-5K, as well as free busing through the Mukwonago Area School District.  Learn more about our school and find out why St. Joe's is the place for your child to grow! 

Notice of Educational Options

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old.  The educational options for Wisconsin students can be viewed here.

Governance Meeting Notice

St. Joseph Catholic School hosts its Choice governance meetings twice a year during School Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings. Times and locations are posted on the Parish Calendar here.