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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.

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 following individuals are designated as BRMS Founders: (Jamie Donini, Nan Youngerman, Sara Alvarado, Brenda Baker, Kristen Joiner, David Wasserman, Jay Affeldt, Mark Wagler, Tom Mosgaller, Susana Vasquez Garcia, Kathy Price, Isadora Knox and Wayne Strong.). 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: Applications Received After Application Date:  In the event additional applications are received from Applicants after the application date, those Applicants shall be admitted in the order received (if seats are available), or added to the end of the waiting list established for Applicants in the order received (if seats are unavailable). Wait Lists rolls to the next school year through the end of 8th grade year.

BRMS Lottery Application Timeline (for the 2021-2022 school year):

  • December 1, 2020 - Lottery opens 8:00am. 
  • January 20th, 2021, 6:30 - 7:30pm  - Open House event
  • January 29, 2021 - Lottery closes 4:00pm. 
  • February 19, 2021 - Lottery results mailed to families this week. 
  • March 5, 2021 - 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: enrollment@madison.k12.wi.us.

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

Contact us if you have any questions, at (608) 442-0049 or email badgerrock@madison.k12.wi.us.

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.