A new, private high school planned for Madison

Olivia Herken:

Moore said there is a growing desire among parents and students for private high schools, but not enough options in the area, specifically for Impact’s younger students on the West Side of the Madison metropolitan area. In addition to Impact Christian’s high school options, other private high schools in the area include Edgewood and St. Ambrose Academy.

“Depending on your child, you might be interested in public or a charter option, but there are a lot of parents who have been asking about a private option,” he said.

“There just aren’t a lot of high school options,” Moore said. “Now, there are a lot of great high schools in Madison, but not every school is for every parent, and we offer distinctives at our Christian schools that aren’t possible in a public school, just in the same way that the facilities that most of the wonderful schools in Madison are far above what we can offer.”

The Verona Athletic Center already houses a number of businesses, including an Anytime Fitness, Burn Boot Camp, Aspire Therapy clinic and a ballet school. Sporting tournaments frequently are held in the building’s athletic facility.

Moore doesn’t expect the school to displace anyone in the building.

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