• 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
  • Welcome Back to School
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year
  • MMSD Annual Report on Progress
    Join us in celebrating our students' success
  • 2017-2018 Enrollment
    Online enrollment begins August 1
  • Online resources for the 2017-2018 school year
    We've assembled a "digital folder" of materials, including the 2017-2018 calendar, lunch menus, school supply lists and more.
  • 2017-18 School Year Calendar Now Available
    The calendar for the 2017-18 school year has been finalized and posted at mmsd.org/calendar.
  • Meet your child's new report card
    Find resources to learn what the new 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...