High-performing, popular program will be able to serve more K4 students with new second campus
MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2016) – Milwaukee Public Schools’ successful and in-demand Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School (MSIS) is expanding to serve more students this fall – and interested families are invited to an open house to learn more.
The school provides English-speaking students the opportunity to become proficient in Spanish through Spanish-language instruction in all subject areas. Students at MSIS also build their English-language skills, with rates of English language arts proficiency above both district and state averages.
MSIS is opening its second campus in the former 88th Street School, 3575 S. 88th Street, Milwaukee 53228, which will create additional openings for 4-year-old kindergarten (K4) students. MSIS will also have additional openings for students in the 1st grade.
Beginning this fall, all of MSIS’ K4 and K5 students will be located at the 88th Street campus, with students in grades 1-5 remaining at the 55th Street campus, 2765 S. 55th Street, Milwaukee 53219. By fall 2017, the 88th Street Campus will serve all students in K4, K5 and 1st grade with students in grades 2-5 learning at the 55th Street School Campus.
The open house for interested families is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26 at MSIS’ main campus, 2765 S. 55th Street, Milwaukee 53219. Families can also learn more at MPS’ Annual All-School Enrollment Fair, set for Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee 53233. Families can fill out an enrollment application for MSIS’ K4 seats beginning February 1 by visiting the school, visiting MPS Central Services or online at mpsmke.com/EnrollMPS. Families should fill out the enrollment application at the fair or between February 1-19 for their best opportunity to attend the school. Parents interested in 1st grade must contact the school at (414) 604-7600.
The school’s expansion is part of MPS’ Regional Development Plan, which is helping more families access the district’s strongest programs, including additions at two top-performing Montessori schools, transitioning Victory School’s immersion program to full Italian immersion beginning with grade K4 this fall, renewing the Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented tradition as the school opens in its own location and expanding International Baccalaureate options by moving Rufus King International Middle School to a new, state-of-the-art location.