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Van Hise Elementary

Van Hise is a quiet K-5 neighborhood school in the University Hill Farms area on the near west side of Madison. The diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets.

Welcome to Van Hise Elementary

An inclusive school community.

At our school, we work from a child-centered philosophy to build positive learning experiences, relationships, and engagement for all of our students. We have long standing traditions that include high-quality academic programs paired with a strong sense of community among families, staff, and students. We are proud of how our families and staff work together for our children’s learning. Our culture is friendly and promotes positive relationships among both children and adults. Our students and families are engaged, happy and surrounded by excellent, caring educators. Our ultimate goal is to educate our children to become positive, contributing members of our global society.

What Makes Van Hise Elementary Unique

Where everyone has a strong sense of belonging.

  • Shared campus with Hamilton Middle School provides additional learning experiences and opportunities.
  • Annual Art and Craft Fair showcases student artwork.
  • Children regularly reach their growth targets in both math and reading across all grades.


Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Van Hise Elementary.

Get In Touch

Contact Van Hise Elementary

Van Hise Elementary
246 South Segoe Road
Madison WI 53705

Office: (608) 204-4800

Van Hise Elementary Alumni

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Meet Our Adopt-a-School Sponsors


Interested in adopting a school?

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.

“This one goes out to the fabulous school-based leadership team at Van Hise Elementary school! Thanks for working hard to make our students safe, successful and super-pumped about learning. You rock!!”

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