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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 $6.00/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 are 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 $6.00/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 2023-24

4 Year Old Preschool Supply List 2023-24

Power Preschool Supply List 2023-24

Marquette Academy 3 Year Old Preschool

Marquette Academy's 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 $6.00 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 $6.00 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.

For more Information contact MA (815)433-1199



4 Year Old— Sara Markey 
3 yr old — Sarah McAlpine
Power Preschool -- Michelle Jewett   




Power Preschool  — Renee Brady
4 yr old — Sherry Martin 
3 yr old — Andrea Craig


Mary Mann

Before and After Care Workers

Micki Jewett and Sarah McAlpine