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Hickory Hill Academy is the only independent school in Dane County serving children from 12 weeks through 8th grade. Located in the Madison Area on a 10-acre campus providing quality education and strong academics for infant and toddler childcare, preschool and 4K, independent K-8th grade 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 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.

Kids Express Learning Center's 10-acre Campus



Hickory Hill Academy 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 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.

Madison Family Childcare Center


"KELC and HHA are like none other! Our kids have flourished at this school. The program is designed in a way to ensure that every child is being challenged academically and fits their needs. All of the teachers we have had at the school have been incredible. They are patient, kind, and have truly cared about our children. Our kids are always excited to tell us about the interesting things they have learned. Not only are the teachers amazing, but the grounds are, as well. The animals, gardens, and outdoor spaces are such a wonderful asset for the school. We feel this school has been such a great fit for us and are so thankful for the opportunity to be at a school with such a rich program and wonderful staff!"

-  Tara L.

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