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About This School

Eagle School is a private middle school in Fitchburg. 197 students attend Eagle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Eagle School is 10:1. Savanna Oaks Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 73%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Eagle has been wonderful for my child. The classes and teachers are excellent. The kids are motivated and truly want to excel. It is how I wish school for me had been. I would HIGHLY recommend it to parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no question that my child is stimulated and engaged by the education he receives at EAGLE. The interesting challenging & meaningful curriculum high quality teachers & administrators and small class sizes are extremely refreshing after 12 years of experience and frustration with the Madison public schools. It is a shame that MMSD does such a poor job meeting the needs of gifted students but it is lucky for these students & their families that EAGLE provides another option. The homework load is considerable and I think should be moderated somewhat so that the love of learning is not stifled. I have experienced nothing but a welcoming sense of camaraderie and community amongst both students and parents. I am an involved parent who is frequently present at school; EAGLE students constantly impress me with their respectful behavior and attitudes toward adults as well as fellow students. Overall EAGLE offers an unmatched educational experience to Madison-area students for whom it is the right fit.

  • (1 year ago)

    EAGLE School is a true hidden gem of Madison; the only school providing national class education for gifted students in our marketplace. Teachers overall are terrific curriculum is engaging specialties (art music drama computers) are as strong as the rest of the curriculum children are held to high expectations and parents are required to be involved. It s affordable compared to other private schools and income/ethnic diversity is surprisingly wide. Time and time again I see students entering from public schools where the school is failing them they start EAGLE and they blossom. It s a fabulous thing to see. Children are remarkably accepting and respectful of each other at EAGLE unlike what many of them experience in public school. EAGLE is not for every family; homework requirements are meaningful and parents need to recognize and support the commitment. The school is too small to offer services for truly special needs students but can address individual child needs. No school is perfect but for those times it s not the school has a wonderful well-loved guidance counselor who provides an open door for students and parents. We hope you love EAGLE as much as we do!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am an EAGLE school student. From the students point of view the homework can be intense at times - some weeks you'll have a ton of homework and then the next will have little. The teachers are great - they all have different styles and all will listen to and answer questions if asked. If you have a "concern" with a teacher they'll listen to what you have to say with no "consequences". They teach in a really engaging way [eg. science more hands on work rather than just reading from a textbook] which I personally respond MUCH better to than textbooks. So the education is great and the teachers are great [they're pretty much also all funny]. If I had one "concern" it would be physical education. We only have gym two times a week. But putting that aside EAGLE is a great school. I was reading other reviews and read about "bullying". I have not seen this in my EAGLE experience; I've seen "drama" but nothing very serious. Note this is just my experience maybe for someone else something bad happened. And on a semi-related note the school counselor is incredible. I've been to other schools and she's the best I've seen. I'm just one student but my EAGLE has been good to me.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm very very disappointed in what Eagle has become. Under recent leadership it is no longer a school for Gifted children who actually NEED that sort of environment to thrive. Instead it's become a place for rich kids to hide out from public school. I can confidently say that more than half of the children here aren't gifted at all. It's disappointing really. Even more so is the amount of "helicopter parenting" happening and the bullies it creates. It used to be that gifted children here were allowed to explore their world at their pace; to see it in their own unique way and express their findings. However now because of this antiquated and alarmingly harmful parenting style so prevalent among Eagle children kids who stray just the slightest bit from the norm are ousted bullied socially downtrodden and made to feel inferior by their fellow overachieving students. The school counselor tries to minimize this but because it's praised in the home (and $10K is at stake for every kid whose upbringing collides with school policy) there's not much she can do. Teachers here are the shining star; they're fabulous. We'll miss them when we start looking for a new school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am surprised by the most recent comments. Our 3 children (6th 3rd K) have been very happy at Eagle. From the first day we transferred our eldest to Eagle we could see that the staff children and parents strive to make everyone feel welcomed and accepted. When we had a concern about a teacher/curriculum our interactions with the principal have been very positive. Eagle's new physical education teacher started the fall of 2011 and the kids love him. There are so many ways to get involved. Most parents surpass the required 9 hours of volunteer work required per year per child because we know Eagle is the best place for our children and we want to give back.

  • (2 years ago)

    EAGLE is wonderful with classes of 14-15 and subject-specific teachers (e.g. math teachers teach only math; social studies teachers don't teach math). Science is first-rate; solid language and computers; band begins 4th grade. Where else can you find this for <$10K per year? In Chi. it costs twice as much in NYC 3x. Classes are ability-grouped; e.g. math sections reflect ability not age. There isn't extensive individualized differentiation; all children I know are challenged academically. Informal comparison among families over a long time suggests many kids going K-8 are National Merit Semi-Finalists or better. Typical class MAP scores *average* 95%-ile. Lots of academic extra-curriculars Math Counts Math Olympiad Sci. Olympiad National History Day regional writing competition. EAGLE is run leanly so it's affordable. If you need extensive counseling or tutoring included it's the wrong place. EAGLE isn't for everyone; expectations and homework levels are high; parent engagement is essential. Schoolwork must be top priority. 20-somethings I know attribute college prep success more to EAGLE than H.S.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of two Eagle school students. My kids were bored to tears at the public school they attended. Eagle was our ticket to happiness. Both kids greatly enjoy the school and look forward to it everyday. The teachers are great! Addressing concerns with the principle and/or with the kids teachers has been straight forward and professional. Eagle kids are gifted and talented and they all have some sort of "special" need. Eagle does a great job to accommodate for them. If you are considering Eagle as a choice for your children I can assure you the decision to send them to Eagle will be wonderful for the entire family! ML Proud Eagle Dad

  • (2 years ago)

    EAGLE is a school that is struggling with some key issues. Bullying has become a culture that is strongly defended by the new principal as it build strong kids. Unfortunately it is not limited to a few students as some staff members participate as well. The new principal has also gutted the parent organization and limited parents say in the school. There is little support to change this from the board. The school does have an excellent science program and does really well with language arts. Health program is lacking. There is a strong focus in the school on the arts and drama is a significant part of the curriculum. EAGLE does struggle with the one size fits all curriculum and only allows limited differentiation. If your child can handle an aggressive environment and you do not want to get involved than this can be a good school for you. If you child is emotional sensitive or significantly gifted I would strongly recommend looking into other options until there is a change. Two kids in school for 3 years and past Parent Board President.

  • (3 years ago)

    Eagle School is superb. Leadership under our new principal has been excellent the staff are committed and engaging and parents are heavily involved. The amount of parental volunteering enables Eagle to maintain tuition at 25 to 35% below other local secular private schools. There is a wonderful sense of camaraderie and respect. We were so impressed when we first visited by the confident and articulate students we knew it was a community we wanted to be a part of.

  • (3 years ago)

    Every single student has special needs--including (especially!) TAG kids. EAGLE recognizes this and its administration and teachers work tirelessly to address those needs and help every single one of its students learn grow and thrive.

  • (4 years ago)

    EAGLE School is an amazing school. The curriculum is challenging and the students are actually engaged in school work. Teachers there really care and are always encouraging students to do their absolute best. EAGLE school is such a wonderful place and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to be a student there for 9 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to EAGLE for four years. Those four were probably the best years of school I have ever received. I was officially recognized as Talented and Gifted in second grade. From then on I was extremely bored even with the services provided by the state. When I came to EAGLE I suddenly was adequately challenged. The teachers there are absolutely fabulous; each pertains to the needs of the students and develops a great relationship with everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Classes are small teachers are nice and everyone there is fun to be around. As a past student of EAGLE I would recommend it to everyone who values education and relationships.

  • (4 years ago)

    Eagle is a fantastic school in a beautiful location with a wonderful supportive staff and peer group for academically gifted students. We were told by many educators that we would have trouble finding an environment to meet our gifted child's needs. Our child has been fully challenged and is so happy to have found friends who she can relate to. I couldn't recommend the school more.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started at this school in first grade and has now just about completed second grade. I think the curriculum is wonderful and the teachers are caring and creative. Discipline sometimes seems to be a problem across classrooms with not enough consistency. Facility is great and the focus is much broader than just the academics which are wonderful. Overall a great experience.

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