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LOWER SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE

25 Years of Growth. New Name, Same Vision.

As of December 10, 2020 we have changed our program name from Kids Express Learning Center to Hickory Hill Academy (HHA). The new name brings our long-standing early childhood program and growing elementary school together under one name, as one school for children from infancy through 8th grade.

CULTIVATING COMPASSIONATE LEADERS

Introducing Hickory Hill Academy, a growing independent school in Madison, WI. We are enrolling Kindergarten through 5th Grade for the 2021-2022 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 Mission

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 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.

The Hickory Hill Academy Graduate will be...
  • Compassionate

  •  A Leader

  • Knowledgeable

  • Self-aware

  • Empathetic

  • A Critical Thinker

  • Confident

Academic Curriculum
  • Based on the best of CCSS, WMELS, NGSS and the best practices of the highest-ranking curriculums worldwide

  • Focus on depth of knowledge and student interest

  • Scaffolded curriculum to provide an individualized, developmentally appropriate, challenging curriculum

  • Smaller class sizes allow for strong relationship building and a high level of individualized instruction

Curriculum Highlights
  • Whole child, learner-centered approach

  • Rigorous and detailed academic curriculum

  • Innovative social-emotional curriculum focused on Cultivating Compassionate Leaders

Social-Emotional Curriculum
  • Research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on fostering, nurturing and promoting emotional intelligence and character development

  • Social, emotional, and developmental skills are
    taught directly

Methodology
  • Individual, small group and whole group teaching and learning

  • Interdisciplinary Learning

  • Inquiry-Based Learning

  • Project-Based Learning

Core Content:

Curricular approaches and materials are research and
standards-based, current, and engaging:

  • Math

  • Literacy

  • Social Studies

  • Science

Extracurricular and Special Programs

HHA Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of interests as part of our learner-centered, whole child-based student experience:

  • Languages: Spanish and Mandarin

  • Mindfulness

  • Yoga

  • Daily Physical Education

  • Culinary

  • Gardening

PROGRAMS

ADMISSIONS

CONTACT US

3276 S. High Point Road 

Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 845-3245 

Email: Info@HickoryHillAcademy.com

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