Early Learning Center
1111 S. 7th St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7695 | Fax: 608-789-7030

The School District of La Crosse is offering free meals for those under 18 through August 18th.  Pick up from the front of school between 11:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or click on www.lacrosseschools.org for more information available.


Due to the health pandemic the School District of La Crosse has made a change for the 2020-2021 school year only from the Hamilton 45-15 calendar to the traditional calendar. 

Our hope is to continue the 45-15 calendar in July 2021 for it’s eighth year.  For those interested in the 45-15 schedule, this innovative schedule uses the same number of days as the rest of the district but disperses them more evenly throughout the year. All “days off” for the rest of the district have been built into our schedule including the longer winter and spring breaks. Between quarters (intersessions), students will be able to register for optional afternoon care through the Boys and Girls Club.

-same number of school days (just spread out more evenly)
-all of the breaks for the rest of the district align with ours
-during our 15 day breaks (intersessions), care will be available when the rest of the district is in session
-increased student achievement by providing timely intersession help

At Hamilton, we have a very committed professional staff interested in helping all students learn. We believe educators are here to assist you with the academic, social, and recreational development of your child(ren). We believe our children benefit most when educators and parents work together.

We hope you will find the information on this website informative. If you have additional questions please feel free to stop in, email me at bburns@lacrossesd.org, or call me at 608-789-7695.

– Ben Burns, Principal
E mail: bburns@lacrossesd.org

If you would like to enroll your child, please contact our district’s Welcome Center at 608-789-7756.

Breakfast/Lunch Available
Breakfast Served at 7:35 AM
(Supervision available at 7:35 AM for Kindergarten thru 5th Grade)

Programs Available During the School Day:
Early Childhood
4 Year Old Pre-school
Boys & Girls Club Program On Site After the School Day
for kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Boys & Girls Club Program Off Site After the School Day for 3rd to 5th Grade

Due to the pandemic, Hamilton will not be following the 45-15 school calendar for 2020-2021.  We will follow the traditional September to June calendar.


Open House will be August 26th.  More info to come.

The first day of school for grades 1-5 is Tuesday, September 1st.

Kindergarten will have orientation on September 1st and start school on September 2nd.

Preschool will have orientation on September 1st and 2nd and start school on September 3rd.


Lifetouch picture day will be rescheduled from July 14th.  More info to come.



2020-=2021 CALENDAR

Due to the pandemic, Hamilton will follow this 20-21 SDLAX-School-Calendar

We hope to return to the 45-15 calendar in 2021-2022 which will be similar to the past 7 years.