The mission of the CAS Learning Garden is: "To build, plant and maintain a beautiful working school garden that we can use as an outdoor classroom, and that inspires teachers and students by connecting us with our environment, food and health."

The Madison High School Poetry Festival is a popular, collaborative effort between MEF and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. 

Yoga during school is benefiting children at both Kings Road and Central Avenue Schools. 

An MEF grant will help the Madison Junior School create a Makerspace.

MEF continues to meet TJS teacher requests to expand libraries for their youngest readers. 

MEF has approved pilots for two types of ergonomically designed student desks at Kings Road and Central Avenue Schools.

Meteorologist John Marshall presented an overview on "how weather works" to 6th graders at MJS.

The Madison Education Foundation was delighted to partner with the Central Avenue School PTO to fund the creation of a captivating school mural.  

Madison Junior School (MJS) students will soon be enjoying a cart of 25 new Chromebooks thanks to an MEF grants.

A Butterfly Garden?  YES! Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School celebrated the official opening of its Butterfly Garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a display of colorful "paper" butterflies created by students for the occasion.

All students at the Madison Junior School are enjoying a new kiln funded by MEF. 

A new color printer at Central Avenue Elementary School allows students to produce special color projects each year.

Veni, Vidi, Vici!  Thanks to a grant from MEF, the 7th Graders of MJS came, saw, and conquered the Metropolitan Museum of Art!  

Elementary school students enjoy creating projects with clay supplied through a grant from MEF.

David Biedrzycki, author and illustrator of children’s books, met with students from Central Avenue School.


An MEF grant funded the purchase of 24 laptops and a cart for the Madison High School Physics Department. 

MEF is thankful for our volunteers!

MEF and the Madison Music Association co-funded a grant to purchase 75 Wenger Posture music chairs for the strings and orchestra programs at all three elementary schools.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts exhibit “Orphan to Apprentice: Child Labor in the Pre-Industrial Era” was brought to 6th graders at MJS through a grant from MEF.  

During the fall, 5th graders at CAS learn about pond life through hands-on experiences.  

The TJS Physical Education department was awarded a grant to purchase Indo Balance Board Trainers, an oval wooden board balanced on a hard plastic roller. 

At Madison High School, the Fine Art Digital Imaging program, led by teacher Shannon Lavelle, received a grant to purchase 14 MacBooks and 14 cameras.  

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