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Outside is our Curriculum

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KVFS is a tuition free public school

KVFS is accepting applications for 4-year-old Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade students for the 2024-2025 school year.  Student spaces are limited, especially in the Kindergarten thru Third Grade classes.

The Application window begins February 1, 2024 and ends February 29th, 2024 at 3:30 pm.

More information about our application window can be found here:

KVFS Enrollment and Lottery Procedure 

Steps to Applying to KVFS

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in KVFS do not need to submit a new application to attend the 24-25 school year.

  2. Complete the online 2024-2025 Application for Admission for each new child's application. If you need a paper copy, please email

  3. If you are not a resident of the La Farge School District, you must also complete the Wisconsin DPI Open Enrollment application. You may want until you have received confirmation of enrollment from KVFS. Please submit a DPI Open Enrollment Application online. As you complete this process, please first select the “La Farge” school district as the district into which you wish to enroll. Further along in the process, you can select Kickapoo Valley Forest School as the preferred program.


Wisconsin Open Enrollment Form: English

Solicitud de Inscripción Abierta: Español

“If a child happens to show that they know any fact about astronomy, or plants, or birds, or rocks, or history, that interests them and you, hush all the classes and encourage them to tell it so that all may hear. Then you have made your schoolroom like the world.”


   Ralph Waldo Emerson

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