Mequon-Thiensville School District

New Families

Welcome to the Mequon-Thiensville School District! Our district serves students in grades 4K-12 in the communities of Mequon and Thiensville - north shore suburbs of Milwaukee that embrace world-class learning opportunities with rich arts, athletic and extracurricular opportunities for students.

The following information provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding enrolling in MTSD. If you have any additional questions, please contact the office of student services at 262-238-8510 or

What school will my child attend?

The Mequon-Thiensville School District serves the residents of the City of Mequon and Village of Thiensville. Our district consists of three elementary schools serving students in 4K-5th grade, two middle schools serving students in 6th-8th grade, and one high school serving students in 9th-12th grade. If your child will be enrolled in 4K-8th grade, please see our attendance maps to learn in which elementary or middle school attendance zone you reside. All students in 9th-12th grade attend Homestead High school. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the student services office at 262-238-8510.

Attendance Zone Maps

Can I visit my child's school?

There is no better way to get a sense of a school, its culture and learning environment than by visiting. We invite prospective families to visit their child's home school meet staff members, take a tour, and ask any questions. Please contact the school directly to arrange a visit at a convenient time.

Donges Bay Elementary

2401 W. Donges Bay Road

Oriole Lane Elementary

12850 N. Oriole Lane

Wilson Elementary

11001 N. Buntrock Road

Lake Shore Middle

11036 N Range Line Road

Steffen Middle

6633 W. Steffen Drive

Homestead High

5000 W. Mequon Road

How do I enroll my child?

There are three steps required to enroll a new student at any grade level.

1. Verify Residency

Begin the enrollment process by providing documentation of your City of Mequon or Village of Thiensville residency to your child's school office.

If you are a resident of Mequon or Thiensville and your child lives with you, the following documents can be used to establish residency. Utility bills are not accepted as legitimate documents.

  • If you rent: A signed copy of your rental agreement.
  • If you own or are buying your home, a copy of your real estate tax bill; if you recently purchased a home in Mequon or Thiensville, a copy of the closing statement.
  • Your child/children's original certified birth certificate or passport. Photocopies are not accepted.

Please see Residency Requirements for more information.

If you have a child enrolling in grades 9-12, you will also need to provide an official transcript from your child's previous school.

If any person other than a natural parent has custody of a child, proof of legal custody or guardianship must also be provided before the child may be enrolled.

Questions? Call the student services office at 262-238-8510.

2. Enroll Online

Online enrollment opens on July 1. Families who have verified residency will receive step-by-step instructions regarding the process for enrolling your child online. Information will be emailed to the parent email address(es) on record.

3. Attend Registration Day

Registration day is held at all schools in August. School pictures are taken during registration day. Students in middle school and high school will also receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents may also pay student fees, speak with transportation and food service representatives, and connect with Parent-Teacher Organizations and Parent-Teacher-Student Organizations (PTOs/PTSOs). Schools will send additional information to returning families as this date approaches.

What are school start and end times?

Elementary School

Elementary school is in session from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

4-year-old kindergarten is a half-day program. Morning 4K is in session from 9-11:45 a.m. Afternoon 4K is in session from 1:15-4 p.m.

Middle School

Middle school is in session from 7:55 a.m-3:20 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 a.m.

High School

High school is in session from 7:25 a.m.-2:37 p.m. Doors open at 7:10 a.m.

Are before and after school care programs offered?

We partner with the YMCA to provide elementary school students with before and/or after school school care. The program serves students in 4K-5th grade, and is led by qualified, caring staff. The Milwaukee Y’s licensed before and after school program is designed to complement the school day with fun activities that also support character development, healthy lifestyle choices and academics.

MTSD's 4-year-old kindergarten program is a half-day program with morning or afternoon options. We do not offer full day wraparound care for students in 4K. Students in morning 4K may attend the YMCA's before-school care program. Students in afternoon 4K may attend the YMCA's after-school care program.

Read more about the YMCA program core values, schedule, rates and registration procedures.

Where can I learn more about bus transportation?

The goal of the transportation program is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services for all eligible students.

Read more about Transportation & Busing

Can I enroll my child if I am not a resident?

The Mequon-Thiensville School District participates in the Wisconsin Interdistrict Open Enrollment Program, which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they reside. Wisconsin residents in kindergarten through grade 12 may apply to participate in the Open Enrollment program. Parents must submit an application form to nonresident school districts during a window of time that generally begins with the first full week in February and runs through the last week in April. (Please visit the Department of Public Instruction website for exact dates and times.) Each year the MTSD Board of Education meets to determine whether seats will be available and, if so, which grade levels will have openings. If there are more applicants than there are seats available, we engage in a computerized random selection process to determine accepted applicants.

Please read more about enrolling nonresident students.