Read A Brief History of Walbridge to learn more about how the school started and what types of students Walbridge seeks to help. Read testimonials from Walbridge families about what Walbridge means to them.

LOCATION: 7035 Old Sauk Road, Madison, WI 53717-1010
(608) 833-1338

GOVERNANCE: Board of Directors
Private, independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation
CURRICULUM: Phonics-based Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Project Read
Making Math Real
Handwriting Without Tears
Multi-sensory and multi-modal teaching approach
Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts, Music, PE, Health, Extended Learning, and Study Skills 
Summer School and Tutoring also available
STANDARDS: Follows guidelines and standards established by Wisconsin DPI.
CONTACT: Colleen Lourigan, Director of Education
(608) 833-1338

2013/2014 School Year

     Elementary/Middle School 33
     High School 4
Gender Percentage:
     Female 13
     Male 24
Declared Ethnic/Cultural Diversity Percentage:
     African American 2
     Hispanic 4
     Asian 3
     White Non-Hispanic 28


With a small student enrollment, Walbridge parents are on a first name basis with faculty, staff, students, and each other. Parents are encouraged to participate in helping make our educational experience be the best possible. Given the small staff that is commensurate with our desired low enrollment, parents provide leadership for many of our co-curricular and special academic opportunities, under the guidance of faculty and staff.

Walbridge has a very active PTO and many school functions are planned and coordinated by parents. Teachers communicate frequently with parents to provide feedback on their child's situation and to mutually consider approaches and strategies that might improve student performance.

We are one community at Walbridge -- students, parents, faculty and staff.

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