About St. Dennis School

Our School

St. Dennis Catholic School is a fully accredited school offering students in grades 4K through 8th a stimulating and challenging academic environment rooted in Catholic values.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Dennis School is to provide a quality education where all are treated with love, compassion and justice. In partnership with parents, we create a safe learning environment that meets students’ spiritual, academic, emotional, physical and social needs. We create a community of faith among students, teachers and parents by integrating Catholic values into ALL aspects of school life. We celebrate these values through our actions, the Liturgy, sacraments and through service to others.

Our Belief Statement

  • All students should be given the opportunity to learn and succeed.
  • The goal for each student is to exceed his/her potential.
  • All students have value, worth, and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • All students have the right to privacy, their opinion, and personal safety.
  • All students have the right to have their individual needs addressed.
  • All students have learning opportunities in a least-restrictive environment.
  • Students learn in different ways and at different rates.
  • Learning is a lifelong process and occurs in many settings.

Faith & Community

  • Daily prayers and all-school Masses
  • Community service projects
  • School “families” (students from each grade led by an 8th grade “family leader”)
  • Education based on Catholic values

Excellence in Education

In conjunction with our strong core curriculum of academic subjects, we offer many other educational benefits, including:
  • Fully accredited, award-winning teachers
  • State-of-the-art science and computer labs
  • Foreign language classes
  • Art, forensics, choral music and band
  • Educational field trips and school garden
  • Organized sports for boys and girls in grades 5-8
  • Community-building social events
  • Student Council and Safety Patrol
  • Boy/Girl Scouts
  • Active Home & School Association and Athletic Committee
  • Before and after school Extended Day program and full-day summer program

Our Legacy

Because of our school’s solid academic and spiritual foundation, graduates leave well-prepared to excel at high school. Every year brings enhancements to the learning environment, whether through technology advancements or curriculum.

St. Dennis School provides an exemplary experience for students through the efforts and partnership of award-winning teachers, top-notch staff, parents, Parishioners and the Madison community.

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My philosophy is simple: Choose your attitude! Concentrate on the positive and eliminate the negative.

– Matt Beisser, Principal

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  • St. Dennis School
  • 409 Dempsey Road
  • Madison, WI 53714


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