Welcome to Capital High

A safe, inclusive, and supportive community for all our members.

Explore how Capital High can support your student on their chosen college and career pathway.

At Capital High, we provide personalized learning in a smaller learning community to support our students’ success. Our students, many of whom have been disengaged in school, are vibrant young men and women who are eager to re-engage in learning that supports their interests and goals. Our teachers design and deliver lessons that support deeper learning. We challenge all students to apply a growth mindset to their present and future goals.

What makes Capital High Unique:

  • Summer Academy for all 9th and 10th-grade students serves as an introduction to get to know our school.
  • Recognizing that students need more than content knowledge to be successful, our teachers ask students to work collaboratively with classmates, to explore problems that do not have a single solution, and to share their ideas through oral and written communications.
  • Small learning community where students are supported through an advisory model to develop core knowledge and skills while exploring their interests and engaging in post-secondary planning.
  • TinkerSpace open to all students.



Get in Touch

Capital High

1045 E Dayton St
Madison WI 53703

202 S Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717
Office: (608) 204-4220
Capital High website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Capital High School.

Are you an MMSD Alum? Connect with us and share your story.

“Shout Out to Capital High staff for equity focus and “all in” teamwork. You are awesome!”

Support Our School


Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.



Interested in adopting a School?

Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.