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. Wingra School sits on Ho-Chunk land and offers the following land acknowledgment:
We acknowledge that the land on which Wingra School sits is the rendering sacred and ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Known as Teejop, or DeJope, to the Ho-Chunk people, the Madison area and beyond holds a continuous connection to land, water, and community. This land was ceded under duress and without free, prior, informed consent in the Treaty of 1832, and the history of colonization remains pervasive. This acknowledgment is integral to a shared future of partnership and collaboration. The traditional knowledge embedded in the Ho-Chunk way of life is a source of inspiration to offer respect and care for all beings – of which land is included – for all time.