Schenk is located on 12 acres of open space within a surrounding residential eastside neighborhood, near Lake Monona, Olbrich Park, and the Botanical Gardens. Our address is 230 Schenk Street, Madison, WI 53714. Our contact phone number is (608) 204-1500.
Schenks students get to school by bike, walking, car, and bus. The majority of students bus to Schenk. Bus service in supervised school buses is provided to students.
After School Care
The school office has a list of child care providers and centers in the neighborhood. The YMCA also offers after school care on-site. The school partakes in the Community Learning Grant (CLC) and provides academic as well social learning from October 1st through May. Teachers recommend students to attend this program based on academic needs.
Schenk went to 1:1 devices using Chromebooks in 2017. Students receive daily computer instruction in their classroom and their library classes where they learn digital citizenship, keyboarding, and publishing skills.
Accelerated Learning (AL)
The goal of the Accelerated Learning program is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
Student learning experiences include a broad range of opportunities that pushes a student to their next level of challenge and allows them to develop their talents. AL programming may occur in the classroom, or in other settings. TAG programming is determined by ongoing evaluation and assessment of individual student needs. Each school has AL resource support for ongoing consultation.
Students receive Art, Music, Library Media, and Physical Education, which compliment academic learning and curriculum goals. Students in grade 5 may participate in the strings music program.
ELL (English Language Learners) Services
At Schenk we value the diverse languages and cultures of our students. To support our multilingual students we have an ESL Program in which ESL Teachers and Bilingual Resource Teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to support our students’ academic achievement and language development. We also have Bilingual Resource Specialists on staff or available to strengthen communication with our multilingual families and to support our students throughout the day.
Special Education Services
A full range of special education options and services are available. Special education students are fully included in the regular education classrooms. At Schenk we strive to be fully inclusive because we think it’s best for all kids. Special education teachers at Schenk are also called Cross-Categorical teachers because they work with students with all different types of disabilities (learning disability, behavioral disorder, cognitive disability, or other health impairment.)
The mission of our department is to work collaboratively with students, families, parents, staff and community resources to provide supports to increase student access to instruction and reduce barriers which prevent students from experiencing success in school. Student Services provide resources and supports in the schools in the areas of attendance, behavior, physical health, mental health, guidance, psychology, restorative practices, and social work.
Schenk also offers Reading Interventions to students who need some extra help and guidance in their journey to reading.