We call it the "Town of Madison" as it is very much a neighborhood for kids.

Another new school is underway for the Mount Vernon School District, this one is a complete replacement of the aging Madison Elementary. 

Containing a Gym, Theater, Restaurant (cafeteria) and Library, the new Madison shares many similarities with a small town.  Major program areas are supplemented with nooks and small gathering spaces to offer a variety of places for students to feel comfortable and safe, helping the primary focus to be learning. The design embraces the diversity of the Madison community,  celebrating its multicultural and bilingual heritage through the use of bold color accents, signage, and graphics.

The contemporary design is vibrant and bright, utilizing a subtle palate punctuated by bold accents. Exterior features are brought inside as a strategy to make rooms feel more like buildings on a street.  In the same way, Madison is creating its own “urban environment,” the design aims to respectfully define its role by developing its own neighborhood fabric.

Madison Elementary is a component of an overall bond measure funding several school projects; completion of Madison on time and within budget is critical to the success of all remaining projects.  As such, Madison will be built in phases while its students learn at nearby Rowley Elementary until their new school is complete.