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

Starting March 7th…new dismissal times for remainder of the year.  See below.

We are VERY excited about continuing the 45-15 calendar that will begin it’s sixth year on July 19, 2018. 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 or the Y Surround Care.

-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.

Effective March 7th dismissal times change to:

  AM Preschool 8 to 10:43 am

  PM Preschool 12:15 to 2:56 pm

  KG to 5th Grade  8 am to 2:56 pm

(This change is due to make-up of “snow” days and is subject to change should there be more snow days.)

Also there will not be Early Release on March 15th or May 10th.


Our next food pantry date is Thursday, April 25th.

Intersession is March 18th through March 29th.

Spring Break is April 18th through April 22nd.

No School on May 27th due to Memorial Day.

Last day of school for preschool is June 4th.

Last day of school for K-5 is June 5th.  Dismissal is at 12:58 p.m., two hours early.



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




NEW 2018-2019 CALENDAR

Click Hamilton Calendar for information about the 45-15 calendar that will be in effect for the 2018-2019 school year.