Open Enrollment

The School District of New Berlin participates in the Wisconsin Open Enrollment program. This program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than that in which they reside.

Parents must submit online applications to the non-resident district during the application period beginning in February for the following school year. For school year 2016-2017, the Open Enrollment application window will open at midnight on Feb. 1, 2016, and continue through 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. For further information concerning Open Enrollment, or to access the online application while application window is open, visit the Department of Public Instruction website or contact DPI at (888) 245-2732.

There is no tuition cost to parents for participation. Parents of open-enrolled students may be charged the same fees as resident students.


New Berlin does NOT have a 4K program.

Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.

Every January, school boards must review and approve their Open Enrollment policy as well as determine seat availability for the following school year. 

New Berlin Board Policy 5114- Open Enrollment approved January 11, 2016.

The New Berlin School Board has determined that there are zero (0) seats available for the 2016-17 school year, although grade-level waiting lists will be established upon the closing of the application window. 

Link to DPI Public School Open Enrollment Informational Bulletin for Home Buyers, Renters and Realtors

Link to DPI News Release, January 21, 2016:  Public school open enrollment application period begins Feb. 1 

For more information, contact:

Diana Hanson, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
School District of New Berlin
(262) 789-6221


Jennifer Danfield, School Administration Consultant
Public School Open Enrollment
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 264-6707

School District of New Berlin