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.

Current Partnerships
Allis Elementary School – WPS Health Solutions
Badger Rock Middle School – CUNA Mutual Group, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Summit Credit Union, and The Vine Church EFCA
Black Hawk Middle School – Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Chávez Elementary School – Fitchburg Hy-Vee and Redeemer City Church
Cherokee Middle School – Junior League of Madison  and Thermo Fisher Scientific
Crestwood Elementary School – Asbury United Methodist Church
East High School – Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, Madison-Kipp Corporation
Elvehjem Elementary School – Elvehjem Neighborhood Association, Bricks & Minifigs, Metro Market and State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
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 and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
Franklin Elementary School – M3 Insurance
Glendale Elementary School – State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Gompers Elementary School – Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Hamilton Middle School – CUNA Mutual Group (Actuarial Group)
Hawthorne Elementary School – DEMCO
Huegel Elementary School – American Girl and Redeemer City Church
Jefferson Middle School – Madison West Towne Middleton Rotary Club
Kennedy Elementary School – Messiah Lutheran Church and SPi Global
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, State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue, The Bridge – Madison, and YMCA of Dane County
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, Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church and Webcrafters, Inc.
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 and High Point 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
Shabazz City High School – 100state
Sherman Middle School – American Family Insurance
Spring Harbor Middle School – Wisconsin Technical College System
Stephens Elementary School – Covenant Presbyterian Church and Wellspring United Methodist Church
Thoreau Elementary School – American Printing Company, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and Westminster Presbyterian Church
Toki Middle School – Gordon Flesch Company
Van Hise Elementary – Midvale Community Lutheran Church
West High School – Red Village 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 Partners

Schenk Elementary School
Shorewood Elementary School


Schools Seeking Additional Partners

Allis Elementary School

Emerson Elementary School

Glendale Elementary School

Hamilton Middle School

La Follette High School

Lapham Elementary School

Marquette Elementary School

O’Keeffe Middle School

Sandburg 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