Kids Express Learning Center

3276 High Point Road
Madison, WI 53719-0537
Tel: (608)845-3245
Grades: NS-K | 210 students
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Kids Express Learning Center is a quality full-day and half-day school and nature center for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten.
Kids Express Learning Center offers a number of unique opportunities for children to express themselves as they experience the world around them.
Lessons in music and movement, art, Spanish, music, gardening and nature study encourage children to stretch their imaginations, explore and learn.
Teachers with specialized degrees are hired to plan and conduct our Enrichment Programs.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 210 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Kids Express Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is St. Ambrose Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Raymond Road KinderCare (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison
    Raymond Road KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1 miles
    6726 Raymond Rd.
    Madison, WI 53719
  • Madison
    Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 123 students
    1.1 miles
    1701 Mckenna Blvd
    Madison, WI 53711
  • Madison
    Madison Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 109 students
    1.6 miles
    6510 Schroeder Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
  • Madison
    Grades: PK-K | 128 students
    2.1 miles
    3651 Maple Grove Dr
    Madison, WI 53719
  • Madison
    Grades: PK-8 | 460 students
    2.3 miles
    5405 Flad Ave
    Madison, WI 53711

School Reviews

Kids Express has exceeded our expectations. The teachers are awesome and personalize their care toward the children. They are always giving us updates on our 17 month old regarding words she says, connections she makes, food she likes/dislikes, and shares pictures/video frequently. The campus is beautiful. It's relatively expensive and doesn't have a meal program like other places, but you get great facilities, fantastic teachers, and great care for your child. Worth every penny.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
This is the best place to bring your child in Madison! My son has been attending Kids Express for several months now and I am more than pleased with my experience. The classroom is clean and inviting. I have had great communication with his teachers and they have been extremely helpful with any questions I''ve had. When I''ve had the chance to sit in my son's classroom and observe what his day is like, it just warmed my heart! I could see that he was enjoying his day, learning and engaging with both his peers and his teachers! I would recommend this school to anyone!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
KELC is an amazing place for daycare in Madison. When we moved to Madison with our one-year-old, we scheduled appointments to visit as many daycare facilities as we could but stopped our search after visiting KELC. The teachers in all of the classrooms so far have been superb you can tell in your child's reaction to saying a teacher's name just how much they like the teachers as people as well as educators. Additionally, the grounds themselves are awesome the emphasis placed on nature, animals, and gardening is something that we value and KELC thoroughly provides. Some days it is hard to leave because our daughter wants to keep feeding leaves to the goats. Amusingly, a relative keeps commenting on how our children won't have anything remaining to learn once they get to kindergarten the teachers and curricula are certainly effective. All in all we love KELC for our children and couldn't imagine sending them anywhere else.
- Posted by Parent, 05/13/16
We are so lucky to be able to send our son to Kids Express! He's 2 1/2 and has been attending Kids Express since he was 3 months old. All of his teachers have been amazing and he is so excited to go to school every day! He's made great friends and loves Mr. Rich's nature class. We love the weekly emails and constant teacher communication, always sharing photos and letting us know how our little guy is doing. We couldn't ask for a better place to send our son.
- Posted by Parent, 09/02/15
My 2 kids have attended KELC for 5 years. They both attended the preschool program as well as Summer on the Farm for school aged kids. There is no better place on the planet to place your kids throughout their developmental years. From the teachers to the front office to the facilities and to the curriculum, it is a world class operation.
- Posted by Parent, 03/21/13
KELC is a fabulous learning environment for pre-k children. It provides multiple subject learning with extra activities to enrich their day. The teachers are always open to discussion and offer a thorough review of each child. A wonderful place for kids to grow.
- Posted by Parent, 03/15/13

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The average private school tuition in Madison, WI is $6,391 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).