Welcome to Franklin Elementary

Partner with us. 

Focused on teaching with an equity lens.

We are a 4K-2nd-grade school, proud to serve 400 young learners from Central Madison. As a primary school, we strive to support the growth of the whole child in building the social, emotional and academic skills to prepare them for college, career, and community.

Our staff is dedicated to challenging every student academically in an environment that is child-centered, safe, culturally responsive and supportive of learning. Our goals are to ensure that every student actively engages in the learning process to become a happy and productive member of a global society.

What Makes Franklin Unique:

  • We are a paired school with Randall Elementary, which provides an extended community of support.
  • As a school that serves students aged 4-8, we are able to be keenly focused on the foundational skills student need to be successful throughout their lives.



Get in Touch


Franklin Elementary
305 W. Lakeside St
Madison WI 53715

Office: (608) 204-2292
Franklin Elementary School Website

Give a Gift

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

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

“The staff at Franklin Elementary is beyond compare! Their hard work and commitment to students are evident in all that they do. The impact this dedication has on student learning and social emotional growth is amazing. Falcon Pride!”

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.