Toad Hill is a Montessori Kindergarten and Preschool environment for children ages 3-6 years old. We are housed in a historic one room schoolhouse and are adjacent to over 45 acres of the beautiful Hiestand Park.

Toad Hill Children’s House is a 5 Star, City of Madison Accredited Program.


All prospective families must first attend a Prospective Parent Session (Adult Only) or Open House (Children Welcome) before turning in an application for placement.

Please see our “Application” page for details on the application and enrollment process.


Built in 1915, our building is one of a few remaining one-room school houses in Dane County.
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Kindergarten at Toad Hill

Outdoor Classroom and Hiestand Park

Montessori Work Period


“The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”

Dr. Maria Montessori