• Don’t miss the latest developments in the effort to change school start times. Middle and elementary schools may see changes.
  • Enrollment for all 4K and Kindergarten students new to MMSD is Monday, March 5
    You can begin the online enrollment process on February 26.
  • Lucas, champion of the national geographic bee, standing with staff members and principal holding a certificate and wearing a medal
    Congratulations to Lucas, our National Geographic Bee champion
    Thank you to everyone who participated!
  • Alpha Phi Alpha members sitting with principal Deb Lyons holding signs that say Welcome Back, Education is a major key, Alpha phi alpha
    Alpha Phi Alpha of UW-Madison Welcoming Olson Students and Families for the 2017-2018 School Year
    From left to right: Joe Maldonado, Keven Stonewall, Deb Lyons (principal), Abby Morrison (social worker), Anthony Madison, and Floyd Harmon
  • MMSD Annual Report on Progress
    Join us in celebrating our students' success
  • Learn about your child's report card
    Find resources to learn what the standards-based report cards are all about
  • Welcome to Olson Elementary School
    Welcome to Olson Elementary School

Olson Elementary School is proud to be "Going for the Green." What does that mean? It means that it is built to be a green school, a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money, according to Green Schools 101. Our school is named after Paul J. Olson who was a longtime conservationist and school principal who helped organize the Madison School Forest which is still being used as an outdoor conservation classroom. More...