Imagine Schools Madison Avenue School of Arts

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Basic Information

Address: 1511 Madison Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43604
County: Lucas
Phone Number: 419-259-4000
Fax Number: 419-243-1519
Principal: Mrs. Daphne Williams

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Additional Information

School Type: Public Charter School
Founded: 2008
School Setting:

School is located in the Uptown Arts & Entertainment District in the City of Toledo Ohio. Across from the Excellent rated Toledo School of Arts

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:30am - 3:25pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 167
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King, Easter, Memorial Day
Classroom Size: 26 students per class
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26/1
Support Services:

Speech, OT, Psychological Services

After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

Dance Club, Art Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Honors Coir, Honors Band

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Mission Statement:

At Imagine Schools, our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope.  We operate public charter schools with the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in the education of their children. We devote ourselves to creating joy-filled schools in which all are valued, all are responsible for their actions, and all are working toward the common goal of student success.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We are committed to work with parents to assure that their children will be ready academically, artistically, and emotionally for the next step in their education and ultimately for rewarding careers. We use researched based strategies to meet the unique needs of each child.  A unique blend of staff members and certified teachers, many of whom are practicing artists, plan weekly performances by and for our students or visiting artists.  


Character education is integral to the curriculum and school environment.  We ask that you join us in doing whatever it takes to prepare our children for the next step in their education and to become men and women of character to lead our society.

School History:

Imagine Schools operates 71 schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Each school is uniquely tailored to each community, both in curriculum and structure. As a member of the Imagine Schools' family, schools share a common culture based on shared values and the Six Measures of Excellence. Imagine Schools is full-service charter school management organization. Sharing the same vision, local governing boards partner with Imagine Schools because of the expertise, quality, and programmatic variety. The partnership offers freedom within a sound educational framework.

Founded in 2004 by Dennis and Eileen Bakke, the Imagine Schools' team is passionate about creating a dynamic learning environment and putting teachers and school leaders squarely in charge of the decisions affecting the schools they serve. All Imagine Schools people take responsibility for the success of their students and their school community. We are excited to partner with parents, communities, and boards to deliver high quality education that prepares students for life-long success.



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Shared Values of integrity, justice, and fun allow every teacher, student, and parent associated with Imagine Schools to unite around common values that guide our collective behavior. All Imagine Schools employees read and study Joy at Work as they strive to live out our shared values.

Parent Choice and satisfaction are the most reliable indicators of the quality of our schools. More parents are choosing Imagine than any other charter school organization in the nation. Over seventy thousand parents can’t be wrong!

Academic Achievement is measured by student learning gains as well as proficiency. In 2007-08 Imagine Schools’ students on average gained an impressive one and a half years in reading and math. We offer students challenging, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes science, social studies, the arts, writing, thematic projects, and critical thinking as well as mastery of reading and math skills.

Positive Character Development is a high priority in our schools. We strive for growth in students’ character measured by positive changes in behavior and worldview. Forming a virtuous character is a central part of the educational experience for every student who attends an Imagine school.

Economic Sustainability means every school in our family is financially able to stand on its own, which is the best indicator of that school’s ability to continue educating children over the long term. At Imagine Schools we take living within our means very seriously, so that our schools will be strong and vibrant both for the children now enrolled and for their children.

New School Development enhances our ability to reach more children, more families, and more communities. As we increase our family of schools, more opportunities abound for Imagine Schools’ educators to grow professionally as well.