• Education

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  • Our committed educators take pride in our schools. From pre-school to college, a variety of options exist, both public and private.

    The Jefferson County area is served by two great public school systems. Madison Consolidated Schools consists of the Madison Consolidated Preschool, Junior High School, High School as well as the Deputy, E.O. Muncie, Lydia Middleton, and Rykers’ Ridge Elementary Schools. Southwestern Schools are located in Hanover and serve the western portion of Jefferson County. The Southwestern Elementary, Middle School, and High School are all within walking distance of each other.

    Other community educational options include two more Chamber members: a private and a charter school. Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, the private school system, consists of Pope John Elementary and Shawe Memorial Jr-Sr High School. Our area charter school, Canaan Community Academy, serves grades K – 6. There is even a free preschool for income eligible households offered through Ohio Valley Opportunities’ Head Start Program.

    Jefferson County also boasts two post-secondary institutions, Hanover College and Ivy Tech Community College. If you are seeking an online degree or to further your collegiate education, Indiana Wesleyan University offers online courses as well as campus courses in cities within a 45 to 125 mile radius of Madison.

    Learners of all ages are welcome at the Jefferson County Public Library, with branches in downtown Madison and Hanover.

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  • Hanover College: 812-866-7000
    Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution. The college has a rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 32 majors that attracts the best and brightest from across the region and beyond.

    Ivy Tech Community College: 812-265-2580
    Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public post-secondary institution, and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech Community College prepares Madison, Indiana area residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education.

    Madison Consolidated Schools: 812-265-8511
    Madison Consolidated High School: 812-265-6672
    Madison Junior High School: 812-265-6756
    E.O. Muncie Elementary School: 812-273-8536
    Madison Indiana events education live work eat stay play shop Lydia Middleton Elementary School: 812-273-8543
    Ryker's Ridge Elementary School: 812-273-8543
    Deputy Elementary School: 812-273-8517

    Southwestern Schools: 812-866-6250
    Southwestern Middle & High School: 812-866-6220
    Southwestern Elementary School: 812-265-6200

    Prince of Peace Schools
    Shawe Memorial High School: 812-273-2150
    Pope John Elementary School: 812-273-3957

    Canaan Community Academy: 812-839-0003

    Head Start
    OVO Pre-K Program for low-income families: 812-265-5858

  • Directory Links to Schools & Child Care

    There are a number of child care and after school programs available in the Madison area. Many of our local K-12 schools can hep as well!

    Local Schools

    Mobility & Special Needs Services

    After School Programs & Mentoring for Children and Teens