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


Kids Express Learning Center and Hickory Hill Elementary is the only independent, private school in Dane County serving children from birth 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 fun 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


At Kids Express Learning Center (KELC) we believe children are capable, curious, self-directed learners who respond positively to warm, loving guidance. Children crave intellectual stimulation and depend on encouragement and support to grow emotionally, morally and socially strong. 

  • Strong Family Values

  • Safe, Secure, Nurturing Campus

  • College-Degreed Teachers

  • Quality Curriculum and Portfolio System

  • Connected Parent Community

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.