Schenk is located on 12 acres of open space within a surrounding residential eastside neighborhood, near Lake Monona, Olbrich Park and the Botanical Gardens. Built in 1954, Schenk was one of the first fully accessible elementary schools built in Madison. Today the school is connected to Whitehorse Middle to form a 5K through 8th grade campus.
Welcome to Schenk Elementary
A welcoming atmosphere.
Over the decades, Schenk has been a leader in inclusive programs, culturally and linguistically relevant practices, comprehensive literacy, social emotional learning, and Welcoming Schools. We value our diverse and rich heritage. We hold many quality family engagement activities throughout the year, connecting families to the school and building a strong school community.
What Makes Schenk Elementary Unique
Our students and staff would love to talk with you about the learning that happens here.
- Schenk has a fully equipped and networked computer lab, with 2 portable labs of Chromebooks teachers can check out for classroom use, as well as 2 portable iPad labs.
- Grades K-3 have classes of 18 or fewer students. Average class size of grades 4-5 is 25.
- Students grades 3-5 receive weekly typing instruction.
- Every classroom has a presentation cart which includes a laptop, document camera, and project.
- YMCA offers after school care on-site.
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Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.