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Edgewood Campus School is a 4K through grade 8 private Catholic school. Founded in 1881 by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, our school takes great pride in offering the best, most long-standing, and most loved private education in the greater Madison area to a diverse student body of varied cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and faiths.


Edgewood Campus School commits to educational excellence and exceeds the standards set for accreditation by the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association (WRISA) using the National Catholic School Standards.


Edgewood Campus School, Edgewood High School, and Edgewood College share the 55-acre Edgewood campus. Each school is separately incorporated with its own administration and Board of Trustees. The schools of Edgewood work collaboratively in areas of curriculum planning, facilities, community relations, development, work-study student placement, community service, and teacher continuing education.



Edgewood Campus School, a Catholic school in the Dominican Sinsinawa tradition, educates and guides a diverse student body towards  becoming faith-filled global citizens through a rigorous academic curriculum and commitment to truth, compassion, justice, community, and partnership.



As a Catholic School, we believe:

  • In the life, teachings, and divinity of Jesus Christ.
  • That all aspects of the learning process are enriched by the integration of the values articulated by the gospel.
  • In enabling each student to develop a personal relationship with God, a positive self-image, a respect for others, and a concern for all creation.
  • That the richness of our Sinsinawa Dominican heritage provides the foundation for life-long learning.
  • That each student is worthy of love and respect.
  • That each student is unique and capable of learning, growing, and achieving his/her potential. In a curriculum of excellence, which is student centered, value based, academically oriented, and integrated with the cultural arts.
  • That cooperation, respect, and involvement are essential among parents, students, and educators.
  • That communication and interaction must be frequent, open, and supportive to foster optimum development.
  • That being welcoming and open to parent involvement enriches the learning experience of our students.



An Edgewood Campus School student is a person who:

  • Prayerfully seeks a relationship with God
  • Lives the Sinsinawa Dominican educational values of community, compassion, justice, partnership, and truth
  • Uses talents, time, and resources to serve God and community
  • Demonstrates problem solving abilities, flexibility, and critical thinking skills with a strong work ethic
  • Is an enthusiastic and creative learner
  • Communicates through active listening and respectful speaking
  • Uses technology responsibly
  • Recognizes and respects diversity
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the environment, others, and self
  • Is forgiving and can approach life with humor
  • Lives a healthy lifestyle, and respects life and dignity for all people



20% self-identified ethnic/cultural diversity


44% Catholic, 56% other faith traditions


50% of our students live in Madison, and the others live in Verona, Fitchburg, Middleton, Oregon, McFarland, DeForest, Monona, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Mazomanie, Mount Horeb, Brooklyn, Cross Plains, Edgerton, and Stoughton… just to name a few communities!


All of our teachers are licensed by the State of Wisconsin, and many have earned advanced degrees. See our Staff Directory for information about our faculty.


Edgewood Campus School students attend classes in the Campus School building, the Edgedome, and the Sonderegger Science Center. The middle school has a dedicated wing within Edgewood High School. Liturgies and held in St. Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College.

ECS Classroom
St. Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College
ECS Campus Outdoors
Sonderegger Science Center
ECS Campus Outdoors


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