Wingra School is a small, independent school providing a progressive education for children ages 5-14 in the Madison area since 1972.
The word "Wingra" means "duck" in Ho-Chunk. As ducks, our students are organized into four, multi-age levels: Nest (ages 5-7), Pond (ages 7-9), Lake (ages 9-11), and Sky (ages 11-14). Each level has two classrooms with student to teacher staffing at a 12:1 ratio. We believe children are natural learners and that it is our job as educators to create engaging and healthy programs based on their developmental and individual needs and interests. Some features of our program include ample time for play and the arts, high levels of student involvement and leadership, hands-on science and math activities, and integrated thematic units of study.