Rigorous academics and character development inspire lifelong learning.

Enroll your little character in our school of character!

Tour Capitol West Academy

Ready to find out if your little character would enjoy our character-building environment?

Call us at 414.564.1302 or fill out this request form to set up a tour.

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, we’d especially like to invite you to tour our school, meet our administration and teachers, and talk about our academic success and character-building curriculum.

CWA Core Values

Students here know our core values and pledge daily to practice them. They include respect, honesty, responsibility and determination.

We see these core values in our students and parents have reported noticing a difference in their children too. And, they aren’t the only ones to notice the quality of our character education; we have been recognized as both a State and National School of Character.

Enrollment 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.

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