Wingra School

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  • Wingra School is a small, independent day school providing a child-centered, progressive education for children ages 5 to 14 in the greater Madison area. Each day Wingra`s nurturing and professional teachers invite students to learn deeply, think creatively, and act compassionately.
  • Wingra provides an education for the world that is and the world that could be.  Schedule a visit today!.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students133 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeWingra School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
20%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
from Running to Pokemon., Rotating Offerings of Clubs on a Variety of Interests

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Grad Senior Choir, Rock & Jazz Band

School Notes

  •  WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT EDUCATIONWe are a progressive school.
    We see children as individuals and encourage them to be deep thinkers and wonderers who ask questions.We respect childhood.
    We honor the age, developmental stage, interests and capabilities of each of our students, ages 5-14.We foster self-directed learners.
    We believe children are active constructors of their own knowledge and we equip them to participate in learning in authentic, purposeful and meaningful ways.We plant seeds of positive social change.
    We teach tolerance, conflict resolution, appreciation for different points of view, listening skills and advocacy.We build integrated thematic units of study.
    Students experience connections between the sciences, arts, literacy, mathematics and technology.We invite children to see the whole world as their classroom.
    We draw upon the expertise in our community and the abundant resources around us to enrich our program.We offer a low student to teacher ratio in every multi-age classroom.
    Our staff also includes specialists in the areas of art, library, music, physical education, Spanish and technology.Learn more about our school and philosophy at www.wingraschool.org.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison
    Grades: K-12 | 252 students
    6.9 miles
    4901 E Buckeye Road
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608)221-1520
    6.9 K-12
    252
  • Madison
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 324 students
    1 miles
    2112 Hollister Ave
    Madison, WI 53726
    (608)233-6155
    1 PK-8
    324
  • Madison
    EAGLE School
    EAGLE School Photo - A great location for learning in and out of the classroom.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 259 students
    3.1 miles
    5454 Gunflint Trl
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608)273-0309
    3.1 K-8
    259
  • Madison
    Edgewood Campus School
    Edgewood Campus School Photo - Edgewood Campus School is a thriving Catholic school that offers a well-rounded and rigorous education. We are committed to deepening knowledge, honoring individuality, enhancing personal awareness, fostering strength of character, and building global connections.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 291 students
    0.7 miles
    829 Edgewood College Dr
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608)663-4100
    0.7 K-8
    291
  • Madison
    St James Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
    1.6 miles
    1204 Saint James Ct
    Madison, WI 53715
    (608)268-9935
    1.6 PK-8
    150

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Wingra is a small, welcoming community of thoughtful, dedicated, creative educators. My children are taught to be thinkers and doers at Wingra. They are given regular opportunities to express themselves freely, to lead, to follow, to be challenged and to consider many viewpoints. My daughters both went to public school for elementary, so we have something to compare. My eldest is now back at our neighborhood public high school and she is thriving academically. She knows how to advocate for what she needs, thanks to Wingra. My youngest is still at Wingra and she loves going to school each day. We are so lucky to have Wingra for our kids!
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The school approach is great for my child. I am so glad I found this school in Madison!
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