(Madison, WI): Hickory Hill Academy (HHA) in Madison, WI is the only independent, private school in Dane County serving children as infants through 5th grade.
Located on a 10-acre campus – they provide quality education and strong academics through their private elementary school (grades K-5 for the 2021/22 school year). The 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.
They have a handful of openings available in their lower school (grades K-5) for this fall. Click here for admission information!
Brand New School Building
Soon they are breaking ground on a brand new school building to accommodate their growing community. The new school will have a full-size gym, sports field, library, science lab, music room, art room, cafeteria and lunch program, and school-sponsored sports teams all connected to their existing campus for access to gardens, school forest, and animals!
Outstanding curriculum + certified teachers
HHA features a well-rounded curriculum with outstanding programs for math, literacy, writing, and social-emotional development; along with enrichment classes for Science, Spanish, Mandarin, and physical education. Art and music enrichment classes are also being added for the 2021-2022 academic school year. All teachers are certified and the school offers a 1:11 teacher to student ratio.
Hickory Hill Academy is family and locally owned and has been part of the Madison, WI community for over 25 years — it was previously known as Kids Express Learning Center. In 2020, they offered K-4 and in 2021 they will have K-5 available. Eventually the school will become K-8.
The school also features:
- Extended care and new afterschool clubs being added for the fall.
- Monthly school community events
- Parent Partnership Association and Student Council help create close school community involvement
“I first experienced Hickory Hill Academy when it was Kids Express Learning Center. We enrolled in their preschool program and had a wonderful experience. Fast forward a couple years and we were exploring options for our three kids (who were in 1st grade (twins) and 2nd grade). We found a lot of comfort in their ability to keep the kids safe, while also making school feel ‘normal’ and fun for the kids! My kids – who are all very unique and have varying learning styles – each thrived at Hickory Hill. They were able to accommodate my child who was academically ahead to keep her challenged, and were also able to support my child who needed a little extra help. My kids flourished and I love the tight knit, yet welcoming, community that HHA offers!” – Alisa S. (HHA parent)