Welcome to Glendale Elementary

All Are Welcome Here!

Every adult advocating for every kid, every day, whatever it takes.

Glendale is a school rich in diversity and offers an array of programming options and services. Drawing students from multiple neighborhoods, our staff seek to meet the needs of the whole child through attention to academic and social-emotional learning. Staff are organized in teams to plan and problem solve together. Working with our families, our goal is to support student growth that enables them to develop the foundation on their way to college, career, and community.

When you enter our school you will notice, experience and take part in our “Core Values” of collaboration, engagement and shared responsibility. These values lead the work we all must do to empower our students and provide them the opportunities to feel and know what success is.

What Makes Glendale Unique

  • Dual-Language Immersion, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and 4K programming.
  • Disney Musicals in Schools site.



Get in Touch


Glendale Elementary
1201 Tompkins Dr
Madison WI 53716

Office: (608) 204-2400
Glendale Elementary School Website

Give a Gift

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

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

“A shout-out to all of Glendale Elementary staff! Thanks so much for making me feel welcome and helping me support my children at home. This school is a very unique place and I am so thankful that my children are cared for and educated by a great group of people!!”

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.