madison public schools nj
Madison Public Schools is a progressive educational institution with a rich tradition of academic, co-curricular and athletic excellence. They take pride in their thoughtful and reflective student population, an innovative and collaborative staff and an engaged parent population and school community. This unique combination creates a school environment in which students can become the best version of themselves through the unwavering supportive of those around them.
The foundation of the Madison Public Schools is their three elementary schools, which serve students from preschool through fifth grade. Learning at this level is designed to support a wide variety of backgrounds and learning styles through inquiry and collaborative conversations. STEAM classes and enrichment programs allow students to design, create and explore areas of their own interest and character education is highlighted to ensure that students understand the power of kindness and community.
During their time at Madison Junior School and Madison High School, district students have the opportunity to take dozens of exciting courses at a range of academic levels. A robust mix of strong core academic programs and award winning arts and elective programs allows students to sample a varied range of classes. State-of-the-art STEM facilities at both schools ensure that all students can interact with the design process, robotics, 3-D printing, and a variety of technologies as they move into higher-level content. Throughout the year, students represent Madison Public Schools in community, state and national forums in areas as diverse as musical theater, art exhibits, technology tournaments, athletics championships and academic team competitions. Madison High School also includes students from the neighboring Harding Township through a send/receive relationship after eighth grade.
With these amazing opportunities and the continual supports they receive, Madison students gain acceptance into many of the best colleges and universities around the globe and their success helps place Madison Public Schools as a top educational institution in the state.
Beyond the public schools, the Borough of Madison also contains a number of private nursery schools, Montessori preschools and kindergartens, and a parochial elementary school, St. Vincent Martyr School. Three public colleges, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the College of St. Elizabeth also operate within the borough. Additional educational offerings are available through the Adult School of Madison, Chatham and Florham Park and through the Madison Public Library, which offers a wide range of programming for students of all ages.