Private Elementary School Student in Madison, WI learning gardening and nature.


Our Unique 10-Acre Campus Offers More Flexibility and Security

We are currently offering on-campus learning for students 5-days per week in the 2020-2021 school year. All of our classrooms have separate bathrooms, entrances and exits to minimize intermingling between other classrooms on campus. In addition, we have multiple outdoor play spaces for classrooms to explore during the day.

Cultivating Compassionate Leaders


Introducing Hickory Hill Elementary School, a growing private school in Madison, WI. We are currently enrolling Kindergarten through 4th Grade for the 2020-2021 academic school year. with plans to add additional grades up through 8th grade in the coming years.

Join us as we build this rich academic program and cultivate compassionate leaders for our community! 

Our Vision

Kids Express Learning Center cultivates 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 life-long 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.

Compassionate Social-Emotionally

Supported Environment

  • Charming, calming atmosphere.

  • Positive reinforcement to build self-confidence.

Supportive and Caring Teachers

  • 4-year college degrees in Education.

  • Compassionate, competent, and caring.

  • Optimal group size builds trust and fosters strong development.

A Love for Learning Through Rich Academic Programming

  • Developmentally appropriate activities are woven into weekly lesson plans for language arts/literacy, math, science/nature, music, world language, culinary, art, health & safety, physical education, and social-emotional development.

  • Individual, as well as small and large group activities, planned to meet developmental needs of children.

  • Enrichment programs such as Bucky Beats, science/nature, gardening, physical education, Spanish, Mandarin, poetry, and culinary.

  • Daily exploration around our 10-acre campus learning environments in our nature center, forest, gardens, animal pastures, campground, age-specific playgrounds, sports court, and golf green.

Strong Community Values

  • It "takes a village"to raise our children and we offer a variety of opportunities to get connected with monthly events, volunteer opportunities, family friendships, and the KELC Advisory Committee.

  • Teachers regularly inform families of child's status and well-being.​​