Madison No. 1 Middle School is a Visual and Performing Arts School. In addition to the typical electives (Physical Education, Band, Music, Art, Technology, and Spanish) Madison No. 1 offers Theatre, Dance, Strings, and Choir. Students participate in these additional electives based on their current ability level rather than their grade level. Multi-grade Advanced classes allow No. 1 to offer Advanced and Performance classes such as Wind Symphony, Performance Dance, Advanced Acting, Crew (backstage theatre), and specialized art classes. No. 1 teachers communicate with local High Schools to ensure that Advanced classes align to high school curriculum. This prepares students for accelerated elective options when they attend High School.