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Madison Metropolitan School District

Applying to Badger Rock

Badger Rock Admission Process:  Badger Rock is a charter school and offers 6th through 8th grade enrollments. The lottery process is for 6th grade only, 7th and 8th grade students can apply separately to be added to the grade-level wait list.



In the videos above, you can hear from current Badger Rock students and staff. They describe the daily schedule, what Project Time is, how mixed-grade classrooms work, the kinds of project-based and outdoor learning they enjoy, and more. Don't miss the other videos in our "You Belong Here!" YouTube playlist, which feature garden class, bike drivers ed, Winnie our emotional support dog, Pokémon Club, and more. 

Priority will be given randomly to selected Applicants in the following order:

Tier 1: Applicants that are siblings of students who 1. are currently attending BRMS during the initial application period; and 2. will continue to be enrolled in BRMS in the following school year*.

Tier 2: Children of Badger Rock founders, governing board members, and full-time employees shall be granted admission. The total number of children given preference under this paragraph may constitute no more than 10 percent of BRMS’s total enrollment.

Complete the lottery application

Wait List:  In the event applications are received after the deadline, those applicants shall be admitted in the order received (if spots are available), or added to the end of the wait list. The wait list for the current school year dissolves on the first day of third quarter. If an applicant is not offered a spot for the current school year, and they wish to apply to Badger Rock for the next school year, they will need to reapply when the application window opens.

Badger Rock Middle School Lottery Application Timeline (for the 2024-2025 school year):

  • December 1, 2023 - Lottery opens 8:00am
  • January 18, 2024 - Open House (Via Zoom), 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • January 19, 2024 - Open House (In-Person), 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • January 26, 2024 - Lottery closes 4:00pm
  • February 19, 2024 - Lottery results mailed to families this week
  • March 1, 2024 - Accept or decline confirmation due to schools from families


NOTE: If you are new to the Madison Metropolitan School District and would like to apply, please contact the Enrollment Office at (608) 663-4957 or via email:

Wait List form for current 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Contact us if you have any questions, at (608) 442-0049 or email

Under the authority of Wis. Stat. § 118.40, the Madison Metropolitan School District, with the approval of the Board of Education, hereby grants to Badger Rock Middle School Governance Council a charter to operate Badger Rock Middle School under the terms and conditions of this Contract. The undersigned have read, understand, and agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions as set forth in this Contract.