Name Suggestions Wanted for the New Elementary School Building

Have a great idea for the new elementary school name? Now is your chance to share! The Ad-Hoc New Elementary School Naming Committee is asking community members to send in possible names for the new school building. The committee will review the suggestions and recommend 3-5 names to the Board of Education for its consideration.   

Suggestions should have a connection to Madison. Potential names can reflect characteristics of the town or schools or reflect the name of an individual. Any suggestions that reflect the name of an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • (1) have served in the continuous employ of the Madison Board of Education for an extended period, usually in excess of ten years, with the name being submitted after the individual’s separation from compensated service for a minimum period of one year, or
  • (2) be a non‑employee of the Madison Board of Education who has made an exceptional contribution to the children of Madison for an extended period; or
  • (3) after a historically significant figure.  Particular attention shall be given to local candidates with a record of outstanding achievement and public service, as evidenced by at least ten (10) letters of recommendation.

Community members have until Friday, Nov. 10 to send in suggested names. Please include your name and address when submitting suggested names. Suggestions can be emailed to or mailed to: Zoe Roos, 10 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443

About the project:

The New Prek-5 Elementary school will be built on Mungertown Road and construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2024. The new school is part of the larger Madison Schools Renewal Plan that approved by the voters in February 2022. The plan includes the construction of a new PreK-5 building, transforming Brown School into a K-5 school, and significant renovations at Polson including a new HVAC system. The plan will result in the closure of two of our oldest school buildings - Jeffrey and Ryerson elementary schools - as well as the Town Campus Learning Center Preschool (TCLC), contracting the district down to four buildings.