4-Year-Old Kindergarten

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten

The 4-year-old kindergarten program offered by the Mequon-Thiensville School District offers all young children in Mequon and Thiensville with the opportunity to participate in a quality early learning program that provides a solid foundation for lifelong learning. 

Our 4K is an activity-based, developmentally appropriate program taught by highly-qualified Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction licensed early childhood or pre-kindergarten teachers. Our passionate educators nurture students’ innate curiosity while preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.

The 4K curriculum is aligned to the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. A focus on learning through play and active exploration of the environment nurtures skills in literacy, numeracy and social-emotional development.

Program Options

MTSD offers a tuition-free, half-day kindergarten for four-year-olds, five days per week at its three elementary schools—Donges Bay, Oriole Lane, and Wilson Elementary Schools—as well as one morning section with community partner Range Line Preschool and Childcare. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (morning session) or 1:15-4 p.m. (afternoon session). Enrollment in morning or afternoon sections is on a first-come, first-served basis dependent upon capacity and sufficient enrollment. (We reserve the right to make final decisions on placement.)

Students enrolled in a morning section at each of our elementary schools have the option to sign up for before-school, on-site childcare through our partnership with YMCA. Likewise, students in an afternoon section have the option to sign up for after-school childcare. Learn more about on-site before- or after-school care options.


We invite parents/guardians to schedule a visit in order to meet the principal, ask questions and see the 4K classroom in action. Please contact your home school directly to make an appointment with your school's principal.

If you're not sure which of our elementary schools is your home school, please view our residency map.

Donges Bay Elementary: 262-238-7920
Oriole Lane Elementary: 262-238-4220
Wilson Elementary: 262-238-4600


Transportation is available on existing bus routes for both morning and afternoon sections. Service is also provided between the school and approved childcare providers within your child's school attendance zone for families requiring wrap-around service.

Registration and Enrollment

Please see additional information regarding the registration and enrollment process.


Please contact Michelle Halloran at mhalloran@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-242-8510 with questions regarding the enrollment or registration process. 

  • Mequon-Thiensville School District
  • 5000 West Mequon Road Mequon, WI 53092
  • Phone: 262-238-8500 Fax: 262-238-8520