Welcome to Chávez Elementary

Building strong relationships and thriving scholars.

We encourage you to join us in developing your child’s learning.

Here at Chávez we are committed to giving every student an excellent education and experience. We know that the elementary years are the formative years for students’ success and we look forward to partnering with both family and community to do so. We believe in not only welcoming families and community members, but also helping them feels valued and involved in their children’s education.

We are committed to working in collaboration with parents and the community to continue to develop and implement this shared vision. Dedicated to developing the intellectual and creative abilities of our students, our is a collaborative effort to guide students to become knowledge and contributing citizens, able to make their way in this global society. Together with kindness, gentle good humor and respect for each other, we will foster a safe learning environment of joy and acceptance.

What Makes Chávez Unique:

  • Our DLI program is now complete and is becoming a high leverage strategy to supporting some of our ESL students while promoting bilingual and bicultural students.
  • Trail to Success – an off-campus academic and family support resource center providing easy access for students and families in need of additional tutoring, mentoring and family enhancement programs.



Get in Touch


Chávez Elementary
3502 Maple Grove Dr.
Madison WI 53719

Office: (608) 442-2000
Chávez Elementary School Website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Chávez Elementary School.

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

“My husband and I would like to send a HUGE shout-out to the staff at Chavez Elementary for being such a supportive group of people! For taking time to learn more and helping every child feel comfortable and safe at school. We feel very lucky to have the privilege of such a welcoming school. Thank you all!!”

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.

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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.