Our Lady of Mercy School 149 Neck Rd, Madison, CT06443 Our Lady of Mercy School is a Catholic elementary school serving students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.…More Located on an estate-like setting on Long Island Sound, the school is sponsored by the St. Margaret Church parish in Madison and St. George Church parish in Guilford. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, OLM offers a traditional core curriculum, foreign languages, health education and training in technology.
Shoreline Christian School 1185 Durham Rd, Madison, CT06443 The Shoreline Christian School educates children in partnership with the parents to achieve the goal of academic…More excellence and spiritual maturity. The curriculum, developed on a theological foundation and teachings in the Bible, also includes a phonetically based reading program, art, music and physical education. The school serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Their mission statement promises to educate children by working towards both academic and spiritual development in a creative environment.
The Madison Public Schools Central Office runs the Madison Public Schools with oversight from the …More href="http://patch.com/L-gC9N">Madison Public Schools Board of Education</a>. There are six public schools and a preschool in the school system. Those schools include the following:</p>
<li>Daniel Hand High School (Grades 9 - 12)</li>
<li>Polson Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)</li>
<li>Brown Middle School (Grades 5 - 6)</li>
<li>Ryerson Elementary School (Grades K - 4)</li>
<li>Island Avenue Elementary School (Grades K - 4)</li>
<li>Jeffrey Elementary School (Grades K - 4)</li>
<li>the Town Campus Learning Center special education (Preschool)</li>
<p>David Klein is the school superintendent. The schools serve about 3,000 students. The goal of the Madison Public Schools is to "to support students in achieving their highest educational and personal potential, to inspire in them an enduring love for learning, and to prepare them to be 21st Century citizens of the world who contribute to the diverse, multicultural and international communities in which they will live."</p>
The Country School 341 Opening Hill Rd, Madison, CT06443 Offering a traditional education for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, The Country School focuses on…More the academic, social and emotional needs of the children who attend the school. It is nonsectarian and coeducational. The curriculum is designed to offer academic, artistic and athletic challenges in an environment that emphasizes hands-on learning with the help of well-educated, committed and engaged teachers. The rural campus includes classrooms, athletic fields, a gymnasium, a playground and a learning center with a library and technology lab.
Walter C. Polson Middle School 302 Green Hill Rd, Madison, CT06443 The Walter C. Polson Middle School, Madison's upper middle school, includes grades seven and eight. The school is…More known for its strong academics, its inclusive athletic and intramural programs and its active civic organizations. In recent years, the school has been ranked among the highest in the state for its Connecticut Mastery Test Scores, which includes a top ranking in 2010 for its eighth-grade math scores. Frank Henderson is the principal and Jill Hale his assistant. The school has about 630 students and 58 teachers.
The Town Campus Learning Center Pre-School 2 Campus Dr, Madison, CT06443 The Town Campus Learning Center provides educational services to children three to six years old who need special…More education. The program focuses on developing relationships with peers, with a focus on language and social skills.<b> </b>Cynthia Twiss<b> </b>is the director of Special Education<br />and principal of Town Campus Learning Center.
The J. M. Jeffrey Elementary School in Madison is one of three elementary schools serving students in Grades K to 4.…More The principal is Mona Goodman and the assistant principal is Rachel S. Weiss. The school was honored as 2009-10 Elementary School of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS).</p>
<p>The PTO is a great way for parents to get involved helping with field trips, bake sales and other events throughout the year. Other fundraisers include a gift wrap sale, the Scholastic Book Fair and a stationary sale. For more information, you can visit the <a href="http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1018">PTO page on the Jeffrey School website</a>.</p>
Dr. R.H. Brown Middle School 980 Durham Rd, Madison, CT06443 Dr. R.H. Brown Middle School serves Madison's fifth and sixth graders. Principal Julianne Phelps and Assistant Principal…More Kathryn Hart lead the faculty under the mission, "to provide a middle school educational experience where high academic standards challenge all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and creative problem solvers." The PTO holds regular meetings in the school's cafeteria, and welcomes ideas from parents. A meeting schedule is posted on the school's events calendar and <a href="http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=953">the PTO page on the Brown School website</a>.
The goal of the Montessori School of Madison is to "educate the child for life." The school serves children ages…More three to six years old, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Along with having pesticide-free grounds, the Montessori School of Madison is certified as an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation, and is certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The school year runs from mid-September to the beginning of June and there is a summer enrichment program. The school director is Sharon Timek. </p>
<p>The Montessori method is based on the findings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a specialist in psychiatry, education and anthropology. Her beliefs include preparing an environment for children that is both natural and life-supporting, observing the child while he or she works and plays in this environment, and then adapting that environment so that the child fulfills his or her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential.</p>
Lutheran Church of Madison 9 Britton Ln, Madison, CT06443 The Lutheran Church of Madison invites area residents to participate in several worship services on Saturday evening and…More Sunday. The church also offers adult Bible studies, a preschool, a Sunday school and catechism classes for young people. Special Lenten services are offered on Wednesday. The congregation is centered around the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, a 16th-century Christian reformer.
The Artist's View 25 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT06443 The Artist's View instructs classes for painting, sketching, drawing and more for all ages and skill levels. The center…More offers lessons and clinics to improve students' artistic skills or for fun.
Daniel Hand High School is a public school serving students in grades 9 through 12. With student enrollment of about…More 1,300, the school has more than 110 general education teachers. The sports teams are the Daniel Hand High School Tigers.</p>
<p>The high school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and each year more than 90 percent of the graduating class goes on to post-secondary education. Barbara Britton is principal. Daniel Zittoun and Cynthia Schneider are assistant principals. </p>
<p>The high school is named after businessman and philanthropist Daniel Hand, a descendant of the town's earliest settlers, who donated a two-story brick school building to the town in 1884.</p>
St. Andrew's Preschool 232 Durham Rd, Madison, CT06443 St. Andrew's Preschool prides itself on a low ratio of students per teacher so that each child is provided with as much…More teacher time and attention as possible. The school operates under the state of Connecticut's framework for education and focuses on the whole child. St. Andrew's strives to provide the basis for a well-rounded student, experienced in both academics and real life. St. Andrews is family-centric, flexible, small and loving.
Island Avenue Elementary School is one of three elementary schools serving students grades K to 4. The principal is…More Kathy A. Nutley. PTO meetings are held in the school's multipurpose room. Times and dates are posted on the <a href="http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=554">school website</a>. Parents also are encouraged to become involved by h<a href="http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=534">elping out in the library</a>.</p>
<p>Parents dropping off students should circle around the back and return to the front drop off point, making sure the child exits the car on the passenger side. To pick up in the afternoon, parents should park their cars and come inside the back of the school for the pick up line.</p>
Grove School is a private college preparatory boarding school that serves students in grades 7 to 12 who are…More struggling at home or with relationships, or who have had difficulty fitting into traditional learning environments. The Grove treatment process centers on the student's relationship with adults and peers. The program is non-restrictive and allows the student to have room to make choices within appropriate boundaries. The goal is to get students to rely on their own controls, rather than just external controls of adults or the system.</p>
<p>Within a therapeutic environment, the students are provided with a college preparatory curriculum and with a wide range of sports options. Athletic options include martial arts, skiing and snowboarding, bowling, sailing, swimming, snorkeling, water-skiing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain climbing and fishing. Students also travel to New York, Boston and within Connecticut to take advantage of cultural events and other activities.</p>
<p>Applications are accepted at any time of the year and admission is granted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Richard L. Chorney is the president.</p>
Gunnar Johnson Select School of Dancing 786 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT06443 Located in downtown Madison, Gunnar Johnson Select School of Dancing is a professional dance instruction school.…More The school specializes in ballroom dancing. The instructors promote the benefits of dance, which include exercise, confidence building and enjoyment.