One City Schools

Contact: Mr Kaleem Caire

2012 Fisher Street
United States

Tel: 608-268-8004


About One City Schools

One City Schools is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization that provides high quality educational opportunities for young children. Our mission is to seed a new model of public education that ensures young children are on track to succeed in a college or career preparatory program from birth through high school graduation. Our vision is of a Greater Madison community where there are no persistent achievement and opportunity gaps, and where all children are prepared to contribute and succeed as adults. To this end, One City’s goal is to ensure young children are prepared to read, compute and succeed at grade level by the time they reach first grade. More importantly, we aim to partner with families and the broader community to cultivate children who become free, global and deep thinkers, curious learners, effective problem solvers, humanitarians, happy people and young people who care about the world around them.

Currently, One City operates two schools: One City Preschool, an accredited 5-star preschool serving children ages 1 - 3 and One City Expeditionary Elementary School, a public charter elementary school that presently enrolls children in 4K through second grade, and will add additional grades annually through grade 6.

One City Preschool is accredited by the City of Madison and was awarded 5 (of 5) stars through Wisconsin's YoungStar Child Care Rating System. Our Preschool was awarded Best of Madison in Child Care in 2018.

One City Expeditionary Elementary School (OCEES) is a unique, two-generation public school, authorized by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, that provides a tuition-free education to children in grades 4K through Grade 2 in South Madison (Note: We will add a minimum of one grade per year until we reach grade 6) and works directly with families to ensure children are learning, inspired and making solid progress. We also have a longer school year (219 days vs 180 days in traditional public schools) and a longer school day (8:15am to 5pm daily), including 90-minute co-curricular learning academies in Sports, Fitness, STEM and Creative and Performing Arts.

OCEES is also an EL Education Network School, offering the highly regarded Expeditionary Learning curriculum in kindergarten through second grade (and eventually through grade 6). Our 4K program is built exclusively around the AnjiPlay program from Anji, China. AnjiPlay will also serve as a supplement to children in Kindergarten and above as well.

We are currently located in a 57,000 square foot building on Madison's Nob Hill on the South Side of our capital city. However, this fall, we will move into our permanent home, a $12 million facility located at 1707 W. Broadway in Monona, Wisconsin, a small city locate on the South Side of our capital city just three minutes from our current location. This 13.5 acre campus includes a 157,000 school facility that will eventually serve grades K - 12 , and a new 140,000 square foot athletic center with a high school/college-sized indoor soccer field, two high school/college sized basketball courts, weight training and cardio rooms, locker rooms, or features and underground access to our school facility. Our campus also includes a wooded nature area for science and outdoor learning, and outdoor play space. The campus is situated just 5 blocks from Lake Monona, just north of Lake Waubesa and 10 minutes from downtown Madison.

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