Walbridge School

7035 Old Sauk Road,
Madison, WI, 53717-0537
Tel: (608)833-1338
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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 32%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 57%
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 5%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate 98%
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: 10/05/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Ambrose Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Old Sauk Road KinderCare (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Childrens House (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Madison Old Sauk Road KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    7126 Old Sauk Road
    Madison , WI , 53717
    (608)831-1223
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Madison
    St. Ambrose Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    602 Everglade Drive
    Madison , WI , 53717
    (608)827-5863
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Madison
    High Point Christian School
    (Christian)
    7702 Old Sauk Rd
    Madison , WI , 53717
    (608)836-7170
    (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Madison
    Madison Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    6510 Schroeder Rd
    Madison , WI , 53711
    (608)270-9005
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.1  mi  |  109  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Madison
    Montessori Childrens House
    Montessori School
    5530 Medical Circle
    Madison , WI , 53719
    (608)273-8600
    Montessori School
    2.4  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 11, 2013 - 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

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