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One City Schools to name its campuses after longtime supporters


One City Schools, Inc. announced Thursday that it will name its two school locations in Dane County after prominent business leaders — Madison philanthropist and businesswoman Pleasant Rowland and Joseph Krupp, Diane Grove and their family — who have provided significant support to its schools since the organization was founded in 2014.

The Pleasant T. Rowland Leadership Campus, 1707 W. Broadway in Monona, which covers 13.5 acres and is directly adjacent to South Madison, the WPS Health Solutions campus and the Beltline Highway, was purchased by One City for $14 million in July 2021 with the support of Rowland.

It will serve as the home of One City Elementary School (grades K – 5) and One City Preparatory Academy (grades 6-12). The campus will eventually include outdoor play and recreational spaces, woodlands, and a new 165,000-square-foot athletic center that will be open to community use beyond school hours, according to a press release from One City. The athletic center will offer an indoor FIFA-regulated soccer field, a football field, basketball courts, a dance studio, a cardio and weight training center, and other multi-use space.

One City Preschool, located on Madison’s south side, will be renamed the Krupp-Grove Family Unity Campus, after longtime Madisonians and supporters Krupp, Grove and their family. Krupp and Grove were among the first community members to make a major financial investment in One City and its preschool, according to a press release, and have also dedicated hundreds of hours of time as volunteers to the organization.

“We wanted to name our facilities after people who have not only helped us, but have been champions and supporters of other major projects in Madison, as well,” said One City CEO Kaleem Caire in a statement. “One City is designed to be a catalyst for change in early childhood and K12 education. There are few major projects in Madison over the last 30 years that haven’t had the involvement of Ms. Rowland, or Mr. Krupp and Ms. Grove. They mean the world to us. Together, their support has enabled us to open a world of new possibilities for Wisconsin’s children, and influence change and transformation in PK12 education.”


One City will be hosting a kick-off of its “We Are One” Capital Campaign on Friday, Oct. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. on the grounds of its new Leadership Campus. For more information, click here.