Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs

Seton Catholic Schools is proud to participate in both the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs. We believe that financial limitations should not be a barrier in the ability of parents to provide a values-based Catholic education to their children.

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) began in 1990 to meet the needs of families that wish to send their children to private school but do not have the financial means to do so. The idea of parent choice was expanded in 2013 by the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

These choice programs give parents the opportunity to choose private education for their children regardless of financial circumstances. Both the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs allow for low-income families to send their children to private schools tuition-free through a tuition-free voucher program.

All Seton schools can provide you with information about student eligibility for the Choice program. Please contact your school regarding their participation in the Choice programs.


Both programs have similar eligibility standards based on family size, income, and residency. The specific facts and figures are available on the Parental Choice Program website.

Families who live in the city of Milwaukee should refer to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). Families residing in Wisconsin, but not in Milwaukee or Racine, are eligible for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

Each of the schools in the Seton Catholic School network have designated personnel to help families navigate the registration process or explore Parental Choice Programs. Make an appointment with your Seton Catholic School to have them assist you in applying directly online.

students of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students