Welcome to the Madison Public Schools
The mission of the Madison School District is to “inspire and challenge all students to be life-long learners, empowered with the knowledge, skills, and character to shape their futures, realize their dreams, and contribute positively to the world.”
Elementary students attend one of three neighborhood schools: Kings Road School, Central Avenue School, or Torey J. Sabatini School. Early adolescents attend the Madison Junior School, and high school students attend Madison High School. The district maintains a receiving relationship with the neighboring community of Harding, whereby its high school students attend Madison High School.
Our schools strive to provide a high level of individual support to each student. Average K-12 class sizes range from 19-22 students. Seventy percent of faculty members possess advanced degrees, and all faculty members fulfill the Highly Qualified Teacher standards established by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. Ninety percent of Madison High School graduates annually and goes on to attend institutions of higher learning, with many attending the nation’s most prestigious universities.
The district provides a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, providing challenging and rigorous courses of study in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages (Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese), music, visual and performing arts, computer sciences, health, and physical education. Advanced study opportunities are provided to gifted and talented students at every level, and educationally disabled students are provided with a full continuum of educational supports. Madison High School provides students with the opportunity to participate in 18 Advanced Placement Programs. The schools partner with the Borough of Madison on the community-wide Rosenet computer network, and K-12 students have extensive access to computer technology.
The Madison School District is also committed to providing its students with a rich and comprehensive extracurricular program. Madison High School features 45 boys and girls athletic teams spanning 18 sports. Competing in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), Madison High School teams have earned an ample array of conference, county, and state titles. Music students participate in orchestra, band and chorus beginning in elementary school, and numerous Madison High School music students are chosen annually to participate in regional and state select performing groups. The schools also partner with the Madison- based Writers Theatre of New Jersey to provide playwriting and drama experiences to our students.