Madison's Best Private School, Preschool, Educational Childcare, and Summer Camp.


Kids Express Learning Center and Hickory Hill Academy is  the only independent, private school in Dane County serving children as infants through 4th grade. Located in the Madison Area on 10-acre campus providing quality education and strong academics for infant and toddler childcare, preschool and 4K, private elementary school, and a summer camp for children up through age 12. Our unique enrichment programs and qualified teachers help children to build strong foundations in pre-academic/academic skills, as well as in social aptitude, self-esteem, and much more. We are a family-owned school offering children a myriad of remarkable learning experiences.

Academic Programs at Kids Express Learning Center
Summer Camp at Kids Express Learning Center
Erichment Program at Kids Express Learning Center
Kids Express Learning Center's 10-acre Campus


Kids Express Learning Center & Hickory Hill Academy cultivate children’s growth in a stimulating and compassionate environment. Our supportive teachers engage the curiosities and needs of each child, fostering self-esteem, the confidence needed to benefit from our robust academic programs, and the interest to embark on a journey of lifelong learning. Our focus on empathy, character, and individual well-being encourages our children to envision how they will serve their community beyond the expanse of our campus.

Thanks for voting us Best of Madison for over three years in a row!

Summer Camp

"After our tour with Sandra, my husband and I spoke about KELC and realized that for the first time we were looking at a place that we want our daughter to learn and grow rather than just somewhere she has to be at while we are at work."

—  Stephanie B.