Rigorous academics and character development inspire lifelong learning.

Each day brings new opportunity to learn and grow.

Thank you for your interest in Capitol West Academy, a tuition-free K4-8th Grade public school chartered by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. We’re located on Milwaukee’s northwest side, just off of Capitol Drive.

If you live in, or commute through, our neighborhood, you’re invited to tour our school, meet our staff and teachers, and talk about our academic success and character-building curriculum.

Teaching lesson plans alongside core values

Our focus on character development, as well as academic achievement, means we teach from kindness, not just our lesson plans. Students here know our core values and pledge daily to practice them. They include, respect, honesty, responsibility and determination. We know they work because we’ve been recognized as both a State and National School of Character.

Student Application

Please complete this Student Application and mail or drop it off at 3939 N. 88th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222. As a charter school, we do not have admission processes that could discriminate against students; instead, we accept all students who want to attend. If there are more students than available seats, a random selection process will be used, oftentimes a lottery system.

It’s not too early to think about the 2019-20 school year; contact us if you’re interested in enrollment information for next year!

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Please visit our Resources section for information and documentation, such as our school handbook, calendar, forms and more.