Walbridge School

7035 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717-0537
Tel: (608)833-1338
Grades: 4-9 | 22 students
Walbridge School educates children whose experience in larger, more traditional schools has not led to success or been able to unleash their true potential.
Our vision is to provide an individualized instructional program in a small environment where children who learn differently can be successful.
Walbridge School offers an alternative full day elementary through high school program emphasizing multi-sensory teaching and individualization in order to better meet each student's needs.
Specialized and personalized instruction is geared to children with ADHD;, disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and processing disorders; and differences that impede or thwart a student's ability to thrive and reach his/her fullest potential at school.  Our specialized education program provides a stimulating, challenging, learning environment in which children are supported in their academic, social and emotional development.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 4-9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Speech-Language Based, ADD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, General LD
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 22 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Walbridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,200
Tuition Notes Walbridge School offers financial assistance to qualifying families after completion and review of financial aid form.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Donahue
Admissions Associate SueAnne Boyum

School Notes:

  • Very low student to teacher ratio
  • Before and after school program avaiable, as well as an enriched after school program for all children
  • Phonics-based instruction including Orton-Gillingham and Reading Horizons online support
  • Curriculum includes: Art, Music, Study/Social Skills, Physical Education, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science
  • Technology Integrated:  Each student is provided with a dedicated computer (laptop, netbook, desktop) for use throughout the school day
  • Tutoring and Summer School Programs

Profile last updated: 07/04/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Ambrose Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Ambrose Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Old Sauk Road KinderCare (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison
    Old Sauk Road KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.2 miles
    7126 Old Sauk Rd.
    Madison, WI 53717
  • Madison
    St. Ambrose Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 84 students
    0.3 miles
    602 Everglade Drive
    Madison, WI 53717
  • Madison
    Grades: PK-8 | 314 students
    0.4 miles
    7702 Old Sauk Rd
    Madison, WI 53717
  • Madison
    Grades: PK-8 | 42 students
    1.8 miles
    5202 Regent St
    Madison, WI 53705
  • Madison
    Madison Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 109 students
    2.1 miles
    6510 Schroeder Rd
    Madison, WI 53711

School Reviews

Entrusting my kids to the staff at Walbridge is the best thing I could have done for them. They became kids who wanted to go to school, homework was not a chore and you could see that they were happy and feeling good about what they were able to accomplish.
- Posted by Parent, 03/11/13

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