An independent progressive school centrally-located in Madison, Wisconsin  for children ages five to fourteen.

No tests. No grades. Just learning.

Authentic Assessment


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Experiential Learning


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Multi-age Collaboration


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Integrated Units


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Our greatest asset as progressive school is our flexibility, our ability to respond to the needs of our students, the greater community, and the changing world. Our student-centered and teacher-generated curriculum is rich, flexible, and responsive.

The Nest (Ages 5–7)

KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE

NEST PROGRAM

The Pond (Ages 7–9)

2ND GRADE & 3RD GRADE

POND PROGRAM

The Lake (Ages 9–11)

4TH GRADE & 5TH GRADE

LAKE PROGRAM

The Sky (Ages 11–14)

6TH GRADE, 7TH GRADE & 8TH GRADE

SKY PROGRAM
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Have you heard about our Extended Day Program?

At Wingra we believe that learning never ends. Students enjoy beginning their day early or continuing after school at Wingra. Our Extended Day program is a fun and engaging after school program in tune with Wingra’s progressive philosophy. It's not your average after school option, and both students and parents rave about it!
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What Else Makes Wingra Special

Nestled between Wingra Park, the Arboretum, Children’s Glen, Madison Metropolitan Bus Lines, and the Southwest Bike Path, our location is ideal for immersing children in the outdoors and in the community. Our Outdoor Classroom, built with whole trees, was finished in 2015, winning the Mayor’s Design Award for Innovation and Sustainability: Green Placemaking in 2016.

Our community gardens, outdoor playscape, and outdoor performance stage serve as ways to connect. Our stage is featured annually in the worldwide Make Music event, which brings free live music into local communities.

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See Wingra’s community of learners in action and schedule a tour today!