The Madison, WI area has some amazing private schools and options for educating your kids, but researching those options can be a bit intimidating. If you’re planning to choose a private or independent school for your children, we hope this list will give you a head-start on finding the best option for your family.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of Madison, WI area private schools – along with schools we have partnered with for features with extra details and highlights.

Please let us know if we’re missing any from the comprehensive section (you can comment below!). And if you are a private school that would like information on being featured – please email: [email protected].

You can also view our Madison, WI Preschool Guide.

Madison, WI Area Private Schools

Near + Far West Side Private Schools

Hickory Hill Academy

Hickory Hill Academy (HHA), formerly Kids Express Learning Center, is the only independent, private school in Dane County serving children as infants through 6th grade. Located on 10-acre campus, Hickory Hill Academy provides quality education and a summer camp for children up through age 12.

Hickory Hill Academy cultivates children’s growth in a stimulating and compassionate environment. Our supportive teachers engage the curiosities and needs of each child, fostering self-esteem, the confidence needed to benefit from our robust academic programs, and the interest to embark on a journey of lifelong learning. Our focus on empathy, character, and individual well-being encourages our children to envision how they will serve their community beyond the expanse of our campus.

Other Programming Available: We offer unique enrichment programs for children enrolled in our private school, preschool and school-age summer camp. Some of our programs include:

Art – Our art program comes alive with creative energy and excitement as our budding young artists experiment with techniques used by “Master Artists.”

Mandarin + Spanish Instruction

Gardening – Sensory-rich learning flourishes as the children help care for the gardens and watch the smallest seeds sprout, leaf out, and turn into edible treats or colorful flowers.

Farmer Will’s Nature Nook – In Farmer Will’s Nature Nook, a school bus classroom, children engage in hands on experiments and experiences to grasp concepts in physics, chemistry, and more.

PE: Weather permitting, PE lessons are held outdoors in the gardens, lawns and sports court on our campus. If the activities are best served by an indoor environment, two gyms are available for PE lessons.

Music: Bucky Beats is an interactive music experience rooted in percussion, vocal exploration, music reading, exploration of several instruments, and song writing.

Culinary: Our culinary class promotes a lifelong skill of cooking, builds a sense of accomplishment, and encourages children to try new foods.

Grades: 12 weeks – 6th grade (up through age 12 for summer camp)
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Phone #: (608) 845-3245
Address: 3276 South High Point Road – Madison


Blessed Sacrament School

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: We offer an expansive curriculum, including special instruction in art, music, life skills, Spanish, faith formation, technology, and physical education. We also offer an after-school program, including enrichment opportunities in coding, STEAM, and drama. Other traditions at our school include our big buddy mentoring programs, 7th & 8th grade musical productions, student talent shows, Scripps Spelling Bee, Forensics, Math 24, Battle of the Books, Band, Strings, and Choir. Starting in 5th grade, our students have the option to participate in league sports including flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field.
Address: 2112 Hollister Avenue – Madison
Phone #: (608) 233-6155


High Point Christian School

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: We offer special instruction in art, music, library, and physical education for all of our students, as well as instruction in Spanish and computers. Starting in middle school, our students may choose from a variety of electives including: vocal performance, advanced art, organized sports, digital photography, woodworking, and band, and sports such as: basketball, volleyball, flag football, track, cross country, and softball. Our Student Services team provides academic, behavioral, emotional and spiritual support for students with special needs.

Address: 7702 Old Sauk Road – Madison
Phone #: (608) 836-7170


Other Near + Far West Side Private Schools

Central + Downtown Area Private Schools

Acton Academy Madison West

Grades: Preschool, Elementary
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: Hands-on experiential learning, self-paced core skills (reading, writing, math), visual arts, process drama, music, chess, extensive outdoor time, practical life skills, character development.
Address: 4100 Nakoma Road, Suite 100 – Madison
Phone #: (608) 535-1084


Edgewood Campus School

Grades: 4K + Kindergarten – 8th
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: We offer an after-school program, safety patrol, big buddy mentoring programs, boys’ and girls’ choir, 7th & 8th grade musical productions, student talent shows, Math Club, Leadership Council, Scripps Spelling Bee, National GEO Bee, Book Clubs, Brownie Girl Scouts, Band, 1st Act Children’s Theatre, chess classes, guitar lessons, art classes, coding and programing classes and league sports including cross country, volleyball, basketball, and track and field.
Address: 829 Edgewood College Drive – Madison
Phone #: (608) 663-4100


Other Central + Downtown Area Private Schools

East Side + North Madison Private Schools

Charis Classical Academy


Grades: K-12
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Other Programming Available: Fine Arts and Drama; Clubs including: Jiu Jitsu, Lego, Newsletter, and more.
Address: Madison, WI
Phone #: (608) 250-0551


Other East Side + North Madison Private Schools

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