St. Mary Catholic School

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (also known as School Choice) is a program designed to help parents send their child(ren) to the school of their choosing. Eligible 4K - 12th grade students are able to attend a participating private school. The private school receives an aid payment from the State of Wisconsin that covers tuition.

Families interested in enrolling in the School Choice program must complete an online application We’ve outlined the basics of School Choice program and application process. For information visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), our school is required to notify and provide the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. Please go to to see the educational options represented for Wisconsin students.

How To Apply For Wisconsin School Choice

Parents will need a valid email address before starting the application process to receive important notifications and information regarding supporting documents.

Applications for School Choice are only accepted during the open application period of February 1st - April 18th. Students may apply to more than one private school during the application period.

Provide all supporting documentation. After you submit your application an email will be sent outlining additional documents you need to submit and the steps to do so. This may include residency info, social security number(s), and providing income documentation. This documentation is delivered directly to the school the student is applying to and must be turned in before open application ends on April 20th.

Please refer to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website if you have questions or contact Chandra Sromek at 920-853-3216 or Email Mrs. Sromek

Income Requirements

Family SizeYearly Income*

For each additional family member add $11,308 * If the student’s parents/legal guardians are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program (i.e. married family income minus $7,000 is the amount married families compare to the table).