In order to transform our great schools to extraordinary ones, the community must get involved. One of the unique ways that FMPS fosters community involvement is through the Adopt-a-School program. Through this program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, forming a mutually enriching partnership for both the school and the business.

Each Adopt-a-School partnership is unique and tailored to match the specific needs of a school with the resources available through the local business. These partnerships serve as a commitment by both the school and the adopting business to work together to promote the academic achievement and personal growth of the students involved.

From helping schools with food and clothing drives, to employees offering tutoring services, to launching rockets with 8th grade science students, each Adopt-a-School partnership gives schools innovative and creative methods to increase academic achievement and inspire every child to excel. Not only are Adopt-a-School partnerships beneficial for the schools involved, but they are also a chance for business partners to increase community involvement, share ideas with students and educators, and help the students of today become the future community leaders of Madison.

To learn more about the Adopt-a-School program or to become an Adopt-a-School partner, please contact Mary Bartzen at

To see a complete list of the current Adopt-a-School partnerships, click here! Or if your company is interested in adopting a school, click here to see the schools in search of a partner.