b"SCHOOLS: PUBLIC & PRIVATE MOVE MKEschools, the Milwaukee region is home toSpecial Needsinformation, please visit: many privately run elementary and sec- Scholarshipsdpi.wi.gov/sms/ special-needs-ondary schools. Many are church affiliat- scholarship/studentapplications ed, such as Marquette University HighThe Special Needs Scholarship School and Divine Savior Holy Angels,Program (SNSP) allows a student with a but several are not. University School ofdisability, who meets certain eligibilityHigher EducationMilwaukee and University Lake Schoolrequirements, to receive a state-fundedSoutheastern Wisconsin also offers a are not related, but both provide highscholarship to attend a private school inwealth of higher education opportunities. quality education from pre-kindergartenWisconsin that participates in theThe University of Wisconsin-through high school. University School isprogram. The school receives a state aidMilwaukee has more than 24,000 stu-located on 123 acres in River Hills northpayment for each eligible student. ForContinued on Page 34of Milwaukee while University Lake School is located in Hartland west of Milwaukee. Preschool (ages 35) Lower School (grades K4)Other preparatory schools (pre-kinder-garten through high school) are Brookfield Academy, located near Brookfield Road and Capital Avenue in Brookfield; and The Prairie School, which is located in northern Racine County. Lake Countrys non-denomina-tional Christian Education Leadership Academy in Pewaukee serves studentsMiddle School (grades 58) Upper School (grades 912)in 4K through 8th grade. Founded in 1884, St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, coeduca-tional, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 7-12. For detailed information on private schools, including tuition, please see pages 32-34.Making Schools AccessibleThere are several programs designed to Youve chosen a great place to live.help students attend private schools and to help high school students transition toNow choose the best school for college. Following are brief descriptionsyour child to learn and grow.of some of the major programs that are available. Our faculty are2 0 2 3 Through scholarships, Private School Choiceexperts in their fieldsneed-based, & meritof study, & more thanaid, USM awarded Private School Choice Programs available to qualifying families include the71% hold a$3.65 million BESTMilwaukee Parental Choice Program,masters SCHOOLS in supportthe Racine Parental Choice Program and the Wisconsin Parental Choiceor doctorate degree to families in 202223Program. Participating schools receive a state aid payment for each eligible stu- Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States,dent. UniversitySchoolofMilwaukeeiswidelyregardedasthefinest Eligibility requirements vary but are typi- preschoolthroughsecondaryschoolinthestateandoneofthetop cally based on student residence, incomecollege preparatory schools in the nation. USM creates learners, leaders, and prior year attendance. There is alsoandcitizensinawarmandwelcomingcommunityforstudentsand an age requirement that must be met for K4, K5, and first grade. For applicationtheirfamilies.Scheduleyourfamilyspersonaltourandlearnmore.information, visitwww.usm.orgdpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/stu-dent-applications. discovermilwaukee.com 31"