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Welcome to Marquette Academy Early Childhood Campus


Contact Us:
1110 LaSalle Street
Ottawa IL 61350
Phone Number: 815-433-1199
Fax Number:  815-433-1219

What sets us apart?

  • Marquette Academy Preschool is both academic and play based (most others are just play based).
  • Our kiddos are exposed to letters early on and are able to read/write most of their ABC's by the end of the year!
  • They are also introduced to beginning math skills, shapes, and colors.
  • Lessons are carried out in an age appropriate way such as using music, dance, story telling, and play! Students are instructed through both small and large group activities.
  • We cover all areas of development (cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and spiritual).
  • Marquette Academy is family. Choosing our preK truly means choosing a close-knit family community that they will have for the rest of their educational career.
  • Power Preschool is 5 full days a week with mornings being traditional curriculum, and in the afternoon kids are exposed to art, music, physical education and Spanish. Afternoons build off the foundational curriculum they learn in the morning through extension activities.
  • After Care is available to all Preschool students after their regular class times until 5:00pm every day. Cost is $5.00/hour.


Early Education Program
• Our building is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Preschool students must bring their own lunch if they will be present during the lunch hour.
(Student lunches should be sent ready to eat. Please do not send food that requires being heated or cooled.)
• Before and After Care are available from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to all Preschool students for a charge of $5.00/hour


3 Year Old  (3 day, 8:15-11:15)  

3 Year Old  (5 day, 8:15-11:15)   

4 Year Old  (5 day, 8:15-11:15)    

4 Year Old Power Preschool  (full day) 


Click the link below to download the 2022-23 supply lists:

3 Year Old Preschool Supply List 2022-23

4 Year Old Preschool Supply List 2022-23

Power Preschool Supply List 2022-23

Marquette Academy 3 Year Old Preschool

Marquette Academy 3-year-old preschool has a choice of 3 or 5 day a week programs.  Students focus on age appropriate learning and motor skills. Through a caring and structured environment, our 3-year-old students are introduced to a positive Catholic education.

The 3-year-old preschool programs are all half day with times from 8:15a.m. until 11:15a.m.

If you are interested in a full day program for your 3-year-old student, MA offers before and after care.
The cost for before and after care is $5.00 per hour/per child.
The before and after care program runs from 7:00a.m. until 5:00p.m.

Marquette Academy 4 Year Old Preschool

Marquette Academy offers half-day Preschool for 4-year-old students. Our students receive individualized attention in a Christ-like learning environment. Our 4 year old program runs 5 days a week and is a half-day “Traditional Preschool” program. Students' mornings are filled with educational activities as well as structured learning in a classroom setting.

Four Year Old Full Week (Half Day) Preschool runs from 8:15a.m. until 11:15a.m.

MA offers before and after care. The cost for before and after care is $5.00 per hour/per child.
The before and after care program runs from 7:00a.m.  until 5:00p.m.


Power Preschool

Power Preschool is a five-day a week full day program for 4-year-old students. This program includes morning classes similar to our traditional program, as well as lunch time and a rest period. Our Power Preschoolers afternoon sessions are filled with exploratory classes such as physical education, music, dance, art, and Spanish.

Power Preschool Full Week (Full Day) and runs from 8:05 a.m. until 2:35 p.m Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Friday and from 8:05 a.m. until 2:05 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Play School is for children who will be three by January 1st and are potty trained.


Play School

Play school is a two-day a week, two hour play-based, introductory preschool experience with an academic focus for children who will be three years old and potty trained. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm starting January - May. The cost is $75 per month ($18.75 per week). Aftercare is available until 5:00pm at an additional cost of $5.00 per hour.


Watch Me Grow

Watch Me Grow is a Mommy & Me class for toddlers ages 2-3. This class will promote early development, discovery and socialization through stories, song, art and play. Enjoy one evening each week bonding with your toddler as you witness their excitement to learn! Marquette Academy Preschool is excited about this new program, offering parents and children the opportunity to introduce routines, new activities, and make new friends. We will provide you and your child with a fun, caring, structured environment where you can start to build a positive learning experience together.

Classes are on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45pm. Cost is $50/month (4 sessions). This program begins October 7, 2020. Children must be 2 years old by September 1.

For More Information contact MA (815)433-1199



4 Year Old— Clara O'Neal 
3 yr old — Sarah McAlpine
Power Preschool -- Michelle Jewett   
Power Preschool  — Renee Brady
4 yr old — Sherry martin 
3 yr old — Julie Lechtenberg


Mary Mann


Before and After Care Workers

Micki Jewett, Sarah McAlpine and Mia Hayes