The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is nationally known for the high quality of education it provides. Public schools are conveniently located within a two-mile radius of the University Apartments community.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade attend Shorewood Hills Elementary School, known for its international diversity and opportunities for families to share their cultures and life experiences. The school is located just three-tenths of a mile (600 meters) from the University Apartments area, allowing most children to walk or ride their bikes to school when the weather permits.
Older students attend Hamilton Middle School (grades 6-8) and Madison West High School (grades 9-12), located approximately two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the University Apartments area. Both schools are recipients of the United States Department of Education Award of Excellence. Reduced rate bus transportation is available for these students. Registration for the following school year takes place in the spring and during the two weeks prior to the opening of school (usually in late August). English as a Second Language programs are also offered by most MMSD schools.