Dear Stephens Families,
Welcome to Stephens! Our school is a great place to be for many reasons. We are a large diverse school with an enrollment of approximately 550 students. We pull from several neighborhoods on the west side of Madison and are lucky to have everyone come together to share in the great education at Stephens. We have a bilingual program where native Spanish speakers have the opportunity to learn to read and write in Spanish and English. Currently it is a Kindergarten to fourth grade program. We also have a top notch 4k thru fifth grade English language program. Our school is a meaningful place for all children and staff. I feel privileged to be a part of such a remarkable school community. In my service as principal, I take much pride in the fact that our staff works diligently to maintain high educational standards for every child. Our curriculum is rigorous and challenging and will continue to be so with the alignment of the Common Core State Standards. Through these standards, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that each child is prepared for college, career, and the community by the time he/she completes high school. The process begins in elementary school. Our goal is to teach students to read and think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively orally and in print, and to utilize technology in relevant ways. We will give the children the tools to be thoughtful, responsible citizens who will be ready to take their place in the world.