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Spring Harbor Middle School is an environmental studies magnet school.

Located on Madison’s far west side, all students interested in attending Spring Harbor must apply. The curricular offerings at Spring Harbor Middle School are broad and wide-ranging. All students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades receive instruction in four academic subjects: math, science, social studies, and language arts. These classes comprise the “core” of the middle school program.

In addition to core classes (and dependent upon grade level), our students also have access to wellness, art & tech, music, physical education, French, Spanish and intervention classes.
While at Spring Harbor Middle School, students will participate in a challenging Common Core State Standards-aligned curriculum with a particular focus in environmental studies.

Students at Spring Harbor Middle School can expect to:

  • Know their teachers and peers well
  • Access to high quality, differentiated instruction, and interventions
  • Engage in hands-on learning beyond the four walls of a school
  • Integrate and extend knowledge through critical and creative thinking
  • Use technology to gather and analyze information and ideas
  • Demonstrate learning through a variety of methods
  • Engage the explicit teaching of social/emotional skills
  • Participate in a learning community
  • Engage in collaborative inquiry

What kids say about Spring Harbor:

"Learning is easier at Spring Harbor because we have hands-on experiences. We don't just read our textbooks. We do many projects and interesting activities. This makes learning fun."
— Spring Harbor 8th Grader

"Our school is located in a beautiful area. We are near Lake Mendota and across the street from a park. On our school grounds we have a large effigy mound which is at the top of our sledding hill."
— Spring Harbor 8th Grader

"Spring Harbor Middle School is full of friendly faces and strong minds. It is an environmental community to which I am proud to belong."  
— Spring Harbor 7th Grader