Mequon-Thiensville School District

4-year-old Kindergarten

There is no more important work than preparing our youngest learners to take on the world. 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 designed to launch them to a promising future.

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.

Students also gain regular exposure to visual art, music, and physical education through classes taught by specialized, licensed educators.

4K Program Options

We offer a tuition-free, half-day kindergarten for four-year-olds, five days per week at our three elementary schools—Donges Bay, Oriole Lane, and Wilson—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.)

Pre-Registration & Enrollment

Families are asked to pre-register their child for 4K (or 5K if the child will be new to MTSD) on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Pre-registration is held in-person at Range Line Conference Room, located at 11040 N. Range Line Road. It is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pre-registration allows us to develop class rosters and determine staffing to meet projected enrollment. Through pre-registration, parents will select their preferred morning or afternoon program option. Program times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency to pre-registration. If you are a resident of Mequon or Thiensville and your child lives with you, the following documents can be used to establish your child’s residency.

1. If you rent, a copy of your rental agreement.
2. If you own or are buying a 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.

Learn more about proof of residency.

After the pre-registration date in February, parents can pre-register at the district office, 5000 W. Mequon Road, during business hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that a child's placement is subject to available space. You must bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency to pre-register. If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact the Student Services office at 262-238-8510 or

Following pre-registration, parents will also be asked to enroll their child online (beginning in July) and attend in-person registration day (held in August). We will provide further information regarding these activities in advance.


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.

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

Attendance Zone Map

If you're not sure which of our elementary schools is your home school, please view our attendance zone map, or contact the student services department for assistance.

Student Services Department


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. This is referred to as alternative transportation.

Before and After School Care

Kids’ Campus is a Before and After School Program offered by the Mequon-Thiensville School District and Recreation Department. Kids’ Campus is available for children in 4K through 5th grade. Programs are conveniently located at Donges Bay, Oriole Lane, and Wilson elementary schools to ensure a smooth transition between the school day and before and after school care.

Before and After School Care

Please note: We do not provide full-day wraparound care for 4K, which is a half-day program.