Our community has a strong history of involvement in our schools as businesses, organizations, and others devote themselves to helping our students achieve academically and grow through personal enrichment.

Our successful Adopt-A-School program creates and builds upon these community partnerships in unique ways tailored to the individual school and the specific interest of the community partner.

See the stories of two recent Adopt-a-School partnerships here:

From Nuestro Mundo Community School

And from James Madison Memorial High School

Current Partnerships
Allis Elementary School – WPS Health Solutions
Badger Rock Middle School – CUNA Mutual Group, Fields Auto, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Summit Credit Union, and The Vine Church EFCA
Black Hawk Middle School – The Vine Church EFCA
Chávez Elementary School – Fitchburg Hy-Vee and Redeemer City Church
Cherokee Middle School – Junior League of Madison, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Westminster Presbyterian Church
Crestwood Elementary School – Asbury United Methodist Church
East High School – Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, Madison-Kipp Corporation
Elvehjem Elementary School – Elvehjem Neighborhood Association and Metro Market
Emerson Elementary School – Friends of Emerson and Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison
Falk Elementary School – Attic Angel Association, CUNA Mutual Group (Customer Operations Division), Blackhawk Church, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Franklin Elementary School – M3 Insurance
Glendale Elementary School – State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Hamilton Middle School – CUNA Mutual Group (Actuarial Group)
Hawthorne Elementary School – DEMCO and First United Methodist Church
Huegel Elementary School – American Girl and Redeemer City Church
Jefferson Middle School – Madison West Towne Middleton Rotary Club
Kennedy Elementary School – Messiah Lutheran Church, SPi CRM, Crosspoint Church, and Associated Bank – Cottage Grove Road Branch
La Follette High School – Summit Credit Union and The Douglas Stewart Company, Inc. (DSC)
Lake View Elementary School – Youth With A Mission and UW Health Northeast Family Medical Center
Lapham Elementary School – State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Leopold Elementary School – Associated Bank (Fish Hatchery Road Branch), Blackhawk Church – Fitchburg, Fitchburg Public Library, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Lincoln Elementary School – St. Mary’s Hospital and State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
Lindbergh Elementary School – Catholic Charities and TASC
Marquette Elementary School – State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
Memorial High School – Forte Research Systems, Inc, UnityPoint Health-Meriter and Summit Credit Union
Mendota Elementary School – Christ Presbyterian Church, Door Creek Church, Seva Circle and Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church
Midvale Elementary School – Kiwanis Club of West Madison and WIDA World Class Instructional Design and Assessment
Muir Elementary School – CUNA Mutual Group and J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Nuestro Mundo Community School – Latino Chamber of Commerce and WEA Trust
O’Keeffe Middle School – UW-Madison “Introduction to Education” team
Olson Elementary School – Dean Health Plan
Orchard Ridge Elementary School – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Randall Elementary School – Wisconsin Athletics
Sandburg Elementary School – Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and Hy-Vee (East Washington Avenue)
Sennett Middle School – DuPont Nutrition & Health and Filament Games
Schenk Elementary School – Seeds of Peace
Sherman Middle School – American Family Insurance
Spring Harbor Middle School – Wisconsin Technical College System
Stephens Elementary School – Covenant Presbyterian Church, Red Village Church, and Wellspring United Methodist Church
Thoreau Elementary School – American Printing Company, Bodden Insurance Agency, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and Westminster Presbyterian Church
Toki Middle School – Gordon Flesch Company
Van Hise Elementary – Midvale Community Lutheran Church
Whitehorse Middle School – Downtown Optimists
Wright Middle School – Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, Damascus Road Church and Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Transition Education Program – Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority
Schools Seeking Additional Partners

Allis Elementary School

Emerson Elementary School

Glendale Elementary School

Gompers Elementary School

Hamilton Middle School

La Follette High School

Lapham Elementary School

O’Keeffe Middle School

Sandburg Elementary School

Shabazz City High School

Shorewood Hills Elementary School

Toki Middle School

Van Hise Elementary School

West High School

Whitehorse Middle School


We’ve found that thanks to the commitment of partners, the motivation of the staff, and the diversity of need, there’s no limit to the opportunities to support Madison’s public schools through our Adopt-A-School program. Some examples include:

  • Providing job search assistance including resume writing and conducting mock interviews
  • Sharing expertise by partnering with teachers to create a lesson plan about building and launching rockets
  • Holding book, food, and clothing drives to benefit students and their families

We are always interested in speaking with you about the potential ways your company or organization can get involved to enrich the lives of our future leaders.

To learn more or become an Adopt-a-School partner