We are building the future for Wisconsin’s Children

In October 2021, we launched the We Are One Capital Campaign to establish a world-class K-12 education campus in South Madison/Monona that will prepare children across Wisconsin to succeed and lead in the future.
$23,667,416
Raised
$39,667,416
Goal
Target date:
12/31/2022
69%
reached

One City Schools is creating a top-quality educational programs for scholars in preschool through high school graduation.

We are reimagining education to create schools where scholars can explore their creativity, find their passion, and become the leaders we need to tackle today’s challenges and tomorrow’s problems. 

The COVID pandemic showed that it is past time to change education so it better serves all children. Our unique model of education is based on our core values of academic excellence, inspired learning, exceptional teaching, and engaged families and partners. Our scholars and their families will benefit from an innovative curriculum, expanded co-curricular opportunities, college partnerships, apprenticeship programs, and more.

The Project

We are currently undertaking an $21.1 million renovation of our 157,000 sq ft school building. When complete, the Pleasant T. Rowland Leadership Campus will offer state of the art educational facilities, along with innovative spaces including a tech lab, audio/sound production studios, a DJ booth, a barber shop, performing arts space, and beyond. We will support scholars and their families in achieving all of their dreams. Also, our school facility will be open for community use after school hours on weekdays and weekends.

Pleasant T. Rowland Leadership Campus

Located at 1707 W. Broadway, our new home sits on 13.5 acres. The 157,000 square foot building is surrounded by space that will provide excellent opportunities for outdoor learning and recreation. Elementary students 5K - 4th grade began school at the new location in September 2021. In Fall 2022, we will be welcoming 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th graders to our campus, with additional grades being added in 2023-2024.

Science Lab

These labs will prepare our scholars for the workforce of tomorrow, providing a range of opportunities for hands-on learning. Scholars will be encouraged to explore a wide range of course offerings to help them pursue their passions. These labs will be complemented by a makerspace, robotics lab, and computer lab located in the school.

Cafeteria

This area will provide comfortable eating space for our healthy, family-style meals. All students are provided with two healthy meals and one snack that are made from scratch on-site by our in house chefs. There will also be a teaching kitchen for scholars interested in culinary arts career opportunities.

Collaboration Space

Our expeditionary learning curriculum is designed to support social emotional learning along with all classroom modules. With a strong focus on literacy, the collaboration spaces provide opportunities for reading, creativity, group problem solving, and academic exploration.

Classrooms

Adjoining classrooms will support our team teaching model, allowing for collaboration among teachers. Folding doors let the classrooms open into the collaboration space giving teachers flexibility in how the space is used throughout the day.

Show us your support

This campus will lead the way for Wisconsin to become the #1 state in the nation for cultivating knowledgeable skillful and driven young people.

Now more than ever, we need your support and partnership!

Make a Gift
Please complete the form and email or mail it to: One City Schools
2012 Fisher Street Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608.268.8004
Email: WeAreOne@onecityschools.org 

We Need YOU

When our children and families thrive, so does all of Madison. And we need all of you to achieve our bold vision for the future. When you support One City, you support closing the achievement gap, building Madison’s workforce for the future, and creating a strong community that benefits us all.

You can donate Online, too!

You can click the “Support Now” button below and make your financial contribution electronically. You can choose to donate bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. You will receive an automatically generated letter after you make your donation. Please retain this letter as proof of your tax-deductible contribution.

We are more and more

Thanks to our donors, who with their contribution make us closer to achieving our goal. We also deeply appreciate our anonymous donors, our 1,400+ supporters, and YOU!
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Caritas Family Foundation
Catherine Zdeblick
Cathy River
Dale Kooyenga
Dave Roark
David Smith
Diana Grove & Joe Krupp
Jack and Kimila Daniels
James Wear
Justin Sydnor
Latoya Holiday
Madison Brain Center
Merta Maaneb Myrick
Mr. Dave Beck-Engel
Mr. David A. Hammonds
Mr. Gordon Derzon
Mr. Marc Eisen
Ms. Dana Scheckel
Ms. Diane Ballweg
Ms. Sara Alvarado
Nick White
Orion Family Services
Oscar Rennebohm Foundation
Pierce Family Foundation
Stephen Sprague
Summit Credit Union
Susan Pierce Jacobsen
The Evjue Foundation, Inc
W. Jerome Frautschi
Wajiha Akhtar
Pleasant Rowland
Pleasant T. Rowland Leadership Campus Front Door

One City
One Community

One City is not just a school, it is a community that YOU can be a part of! Please Click Here if you want to share why you support One City Schools.

Watching the whole One City team loving, caring and teaching our children everyday just warms my heart and gives me so much hope for the future. Our dedicated staff holds the same goals, to show the world there are better ways of supporting and teaching children through love and letting them be children and play!! Our two generation model of keeping family close and engaged is working. It is not a question of “if” this will happen, it IS happening, in the daily grind, in being committed to the children and families we serve and staying honest and true to our mission.

John Johnson
Company

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John Johnson
Company

What does OCS mean to us? Trust, Security, Community, Family, Diversity, Opportunity and Flexibility. OCS provides excellent opportunities of exposure to diversity; from race/cultures and age ranges in the staff and student population, to physical abilities and gender (staff being both men and women). There’s also diversity in the recreational academies/activities provided at OCS.

Toya Pedracine-Stewart

The difference in how early learning is being taught at One City is something I'm grateful my daughter and family get to be a part of! We're excited about all that is to come in the coming school year and beyond. Being a part of One City's family has also brought my family closer!

Kacia Stevenson

Our experience at One City has been filled with a variety of emotions and growth. I love all the new opportunities my daughter gets to experience not being in a traditional learning environment. That's the very thing that encouraged us to leave the school district and give One City a try. Our experiences have brought us closers with other families and encouraged us to be a greater part of our kiddos learning experiences. My daughter is not only growing academically, but she is also building character and leadership skills!

Summer Hilman

My love for the school grows each day and I have never felt a sense of community within a school as strong as it is here. My husband and I were so excited to learn about the all-day 4K program as it showed me right away that this school is not only a place for students, but parents, and community members. My son can explain how he or others display compassion, persistence, integrity, self-respect, and risk. I am so glad that One City is taking the time for kids to understand what it means to be an individual of strong character.

Melissa Gobourne

I believe deeply that the greatest asset One City offers its students is a fierce, passionate commitment to family and community. This means One City staff and teachers see limitless potential in each student and their family members. I say from personal experience and from the depth of my heart that One City is nothing less than a bastion of love, unity, and development in the greater Madison area that is in desperate need of its offerings.

Elsa Gumm

Watching the whole One City team loving, caring and teaching our children everyday just warms my heart and gives me so much hope for the future. Our dedicated staff holds the same goals, to show the world there are better ways of supporting and teaching children through love and letting them be children and play!! Our two generation model of keeping family close and engaged is working. It is not a question of “if” this will happen, it IS happening, in the daily grind, in being committed to the children and families we serve and staying honest and true to our mission.

Angelique Miller
One City

Capital Campaign Committee Members

Gordon Derzon
Retired President and CEO

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Steve Goldberg
Consultant

I support One City Schools because of the hope this organization offers our young people and our community. Years from now, One City will be considered one of the most important things we've ever done as a community.

Scott Klug
Retired Congressman

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Joe Krupp
Owner, Prime Urban Properties

As the city changes and as the demographics of our city change, that is going to become our primary employment base and we need to have people prepared to meet the challenges of future job requirements and skill sets. And that really is the basis of why I'm supporting one city.

Salli Martyniak
Retired Nonprofit Executive

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Dana Scheckel
Database Administrator

I have been supporting One City Schools for the last 6 years and have loved watching it grow. One City provides a supportive community to its scholars and families and gives us all hope for a better Madison.

Catherine Zdeblick
Travel Photographer

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