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WI Parental Choice Program

St. John the Baptist Catholic School participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)! New and eligible students in 4K thru 8th grade can attend St. John the Baptist Catholic School TUITION FREE!!

The WPCP is a state-wide private school voucher program that allows students whose families meet certain income and residence qualifications the ability to attend a participating private or religious school of their choice – tuition-free.

There are several advantages to entering the Choice program.

  • Families accepted into the Choice program can attend SJB tuition-free for as long as their student(s) is enrolled. This includes fees, such as registration and technology.

  • The “once in, always in” provision means your child remains in the program even if family income rises, as long as he or she does not voluntarily leave the program.

  • The primary requirements are verification of residency and, for the first year only, income.

Open Application Period for 2024-25 is February 1- April 18, 2024


INCOME: For the 2024-25 school year, the family income of a student new to the choice program must be at or below the amount listed in the table. Income is considered the first year only. Once a student is approved at a qualifying income, income is not considered if you apply in future years.

RESIDENCE: Students must provide documentation showing they live in the state of Wisconsin.

Once a student is accepted into the program, they can participate through 8th Grade at SJB, provided they continue to meet the residency requirements. Students continuing in the program are not required to provide income documentation but will need to renew program participation each school year.

Learn More About Income Limits


For questions refer to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website or contact:

  • Lisa Schoneman, SJB Choice Administrator at 920-892-4006 x302,, or

  • Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Private School Choice Programs at 888-245-2732, ext. 3, or use the link below.
Contact DPI Private School Choice

Application Process

Applications for School Choice are only accepted during the open application period of February 1 - April 18, 2024.

Parents will need a valid email address before starting the application process.

After you submit your application you will receive an email outlining additional documents you need to submit and the steps to do so. This may include residency info, social security number(s), and income documentation.

DPI Private School Choice Website

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), our school is required to notify and provide the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. Please go to to see the educational options represented for Wisconsin students.