Sun. Aug 7th, 2022

Education

EDUCATION LISTINGS

Preschool

ABC Preschool: Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL
(630) 990-4233
www.obparks.org
Looking for an affordable, high-quality preschool that tailors its curriculum to the specific needs of your child? The Oak Brook Park District, in conjunction with the award winning Butler School District 53, has developed a creative curriculum that focuses on individual development and academic progress.

Bobbie Noonan Elementary
19131 Henry Drive
Mokena, IL
(708) 479-8988
Bobbie Noonan’s Child Care has cared for children from the southwest suburbs for over 50 years. We offer children a daily adventure in learning through many experiences, guided by carefully selected teachers schooled in early childhood education. Open year round for preschool, kindergarten and day care. Stop by, your child deserves the best!

The Compass School
1128 Compass Court
Naperville, IL
(630) 983-9190
www.thecompassschool.com
The Compass School offers outstanding Reggio-Inspired Infant, Toddler, Two’s and Preschool programs, as well as Kindergarten. After School and Summer Camp for school-age children. Setting the standard in early care and education. Two convenient Naperville Locations: 1128 Compass Court (630)-983-9190 & 3040 Reflection Drive (630)848-1122). Visit www.TheCompassSchool.com

Elite Sports Complex and Great Escape Pre-School
6360 S. Belmont Rd.
Downers Grove, IL
(630) 968-2699
www.elitesportscomplex.com

Greenbrook Montessori
1675 Greenbrook Blvd.
Hanover Park, IL
(630) 830-1675
greenbrook-montessori.com
At Greenbrook Montessori, our goal is to help your child cultivate the natural desire to learn. Our emphasis is on self-learning and the development of inner discipline. Our staff is prepared to interest your child and meet your child’s ever changing developmental needs. We offer full day programs for children ages 15 months through kindergarten.

Oak Lawn Park District
9401 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
(708) 857-2420
www.olparks.com
Educating the youth of our community for over 35 years! It is not to early to register you child for the Oak Lawn Park District’s Preschool Program! For more information please call (708) 857-2200 or visit www. olparks.com

Orland Park Christian
Preschool
7500 W. Sycamore Drive
Orland Park, IL
(708) 532-4933
www.orlandchurch.com

Providence Catholic Children’s Academy
1800 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL
(815) 485-7129

St. Damian School
5300 W. 155th Street
Oak Forest, IL
(708) 687-4230
www.stdamianschool.org

Smart Love Preschool
(773) 665 – 8052
www.smartlovepreschool.org
admissions@smartlovepreschool.org
The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool offers programs for children ages 3, 4, and 5. Supported by the latest child development research, Smart Love-trained teachers offer rich learning opportunities in our sun-filled classrooms and outdoor gardens. Located in a historic mansion on Chicago’s north side, the preschool also offers supportive programs for parents. 

Elementary

Alcuin Montessori School
324 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL
(708) 366-1882
Founded in 1961, Alcuin Montessori offers a community that is a child-centered learning environment built on trust in the natural development of mind and spirit. Our programs are designed to help each child become confident, curious, self-disciplined and motivated. We offer education for life. Call 708-366-1892 or visit www.alcuin.org.

Everest Academy
11550 Bell Road
Lemont, IL
(630) 243-1995
www.everestadvantage.com

Intercultural Montessori Language School
Oak Park
(708) 848-6626
Chicago-West Loop
(312) 265-1514
interculturalmontessori.org

Joliet Montessori School
1600 Root Street
Crest Hill, IL
(815) 741-4180

MI SOL ACADEMY
14249 S. Wolf Rd., Orland Park
(708) 708-226-9850
www.misolmontessori.org
Every child’s potential is unique.
Mi Sol Academy operates under the tenet that empowering the child allows for the fulfillment of that unique potential. By guiding him across all areas of the Montessori Curriculum and continually challenging him along the way, we nurture the child’s natural process of self-actualization. To learn more, visit us at: www.misolmontessori.org

Montessori School of
Lemont
16427 W. 135th St.
Lemont, IL
(815) 834-0607
www.lemontmontessori.com
An established private school serving children from Preschool through 8th grade located on eight acres of tree lined property with a natural playground, organic community garden and wooden creek path. In addition to a traditional Montessori curriculum, we offer Spanish, Mandarin, computers and art. Before and after school care is available from 7:30am-6:00pm.

Morgan Park Academy
2153 W 111th Street,
Chicago, IL
(773) 881-6700
morganparkacademy.org
Morgan Park Academy is the South Side’s small-scale independent school for real learning, offering small, discussion-based classes; approachable, relatable teachers; a spacious, self-contained campus quad; an experiential curriculum, and a perspective-widening, global focus. Visit our Feb. 8 Open House or call to schedule a tour!

St. Jude School
241 W. Second Avenue
New Lenox, IL
(815) 485-2549
www.stjudes.org

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School
3741 W. 62nd Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 735-0772
www.stnicksschool.com

Southwest Chicago
Christian Schools
12001 S Oak Park Ave
Palos Heights, IL
(708) 388 – 7656
www.swchristian.org
Southwest Chicago Christian High School (CCHS) is a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God’s world. Through academics, athletics, the arts and other student activities, we are committed to the achievement and discipleship of young men and women. The school is part of the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association with three campuses- Oak Lawn (Preschool- 8), Tinley Park (K-8) and CCHS (Palos Heights).

High School

Aurora Central Catholic
High School
1255 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL
Phone: 630-907-0095 ext. 110
www.auroracentral.com

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
3737 W. 99th Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 881-6511
www.mothermcauley.org

Mount Carmel
6410 S Dante Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 324-1020
www.mchs.org

Providence Catholic High School
1800 West Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL
(815) 485-2136
www.providencecatholic.org

Queen of Peace High School
7659 S. Linder Avenue
Burbank, IL
(708) 458-7600
www.queenofpeacehs.org
Queen of Peace High School in Burbank offers young women in the Chicagoland area unparalleled opportunities for success and leadership in the 21st century. Founded in 1962, Peace is an all-girls, college prep, value-centered community sponsored by the Dominicans of Sinsinawa. Visit www.queenofpeacehs.org or call 708.458.7600 for more information.

Rosary High School
901 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL
(630) 896-0831
www.rosaryhs.com
Rosary High School is a Catholic college-preparatory Dominican institution dedicated to the education of young women. Academic excellence experienced in a faith-caring community is the criteria for Rosary’s standard of educational development. Rosary admits students of varying academic, athletic and artistic abilities from 7 different counties and 33 towns. At Rosary, ALL opportunities go to girls alone!

St. Joseph High School
10900 West Cermak Road
Westchester, IL
708-562-4433
www.stjoeshs.org

Schaumburg Christian School
200 N. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
(847) 885-3230
www.bethelministries.org/scs.html

Adult Education

Governors State
University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 534-4490
www.govst.edu/4gsu
Investigate success by degrees at Governors State University. Whether you are transferring from community college, completing the bachelor’s degree you began years ago, or increasing your qualifications and expertise with a certificate or graduate degree, GSU has the program to help you reach your goals. Learn more at www.govst.edu/4gsu

Moraine Valley
Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL
(708) 974-5735
(708) 974-0078
www.morainevalley.edu
Moraine Valley Community Col lege offers an excellent education at an affordable price. Choose from over 100 degree and certificate programs to prepare for a new career or upgrade your job skills. We offer flexible learning options so you can create a schedule that fits your family, job, and other responsibilities. Moraine Valley Community College-Changing Lives for a Changing World.

Enrichment

Language Stars
12 Chicagoland locations
866-557-8277
www.languagestars.com
Language Stars is the national leader in early foreign language education. Our FunImmersion® programs bring language to life, as native speaking teachers immerse children in engaging, play-based learning.  Language Stars’ results-oriented programs build linguistic and cognitive skills, while exposing children to other cultures.  Sign up for a free trial today!

Mokena School of Rock
9613 194th Street
Mokena, IL 60448
708.479.ROCK (7625)
Mokena@schoolofrock.com
Music lessons done differently! As part of the Performance Program, students join the band and play live gigs at local venues. School of Rock also offers private lessons for drums, guitar, base, keys and vocals. Contact us for a FREE trial lesson!

ChildCare

A Child’s Space
1020 South Wabash Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60605
P: (312) 431-1234
F: (312) 431-1312
www.achildsspace.com
We believe that children learn through play! Our 5200 square foot loft like space encourages fun and engaging experiences for children 6 weeks through 6 years old! Our small groups allow us to focus on nurturing each child’s needs while building a solid foundation to support lifelong learning and success! Schedule a tour today and see why A Child’s Space is the Happiest Place to Grow and Learn!

Children’s Learning Center, Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL
(708) 974-5729
www.morainevalley.edu/clc
High quality, affordable childcare for children ages 2-5. Open to community members as well as our students and staff

Field Trip

DuPage Children’s
Museum
301 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL
(630) 637-8000
dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Gifted

The Center for Gifted
At National-Louis University,
Wilmette, IL
(847) 905-2150
www.centerforgifted.org

Quest Academy
500 N. Benton
Palatine, IL
(847) 202-8035
www.questacademy.org

Special Needs

Autism Society of Illinois
Autism Society of Illinois is a 501(c)3 organization that provides Special Education Advocacy for individuals with Autism. The program provides one year of IEP services, including an advocate attending IEP meetings. There is a cost to the program (partially tax-deductible). If interested, contact Ron Lampen at ron@autismillinois.org.

Center for Behavior Intervention
19056 Henry Drive
Mokena, IL
(708) 995-5751
www.CBITherapy.com

Children’s Therapy Services
39 Colorado Avenue
NEW OFFICE LOCATION: 10087 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL
Frankfort, IL
(815) 469-1118
www.childrenstherapyservicesinc.com

Comprehensive Early Autism Services
1845 W. Eddy Street
Chicago IL
(312) 520-4657
info@earlyautismservices.com

Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy
190 Prospect Ave.,
Elmhurst, IL
(630) 617-3752
www.elmhurst.edu/elsa
The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy is a four-year program offering a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults—18 to 28—with developmental disabilities. Taught on-campus at Elmhurst College, students learn and grow in three key areas: academics and career exploration, independent living skills, and social and recreational skills

Inspire Behavioral Therapy
(815) 641-9420
Specializing in the treatment of Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, and related mental health disorders in children and adolescents using principles of ABA. Many varieties of insurance accepted!

Keshet
617 Landwehr Rd.,
Northbrook IL
(847) 205-1234
www.keshet.org
Nationally recognized nonprofit organization, providing community-based educational, recreational, and vocational programs for children, teens and young adults with varying and multiple developmental and intellectual disabilities. Keshet’s goal is to enable children with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in the mainstream of community life.

Marklund Day School
164 S. Prairie Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL
(630) 307-1882  
www.marklund.org/school
The Marklund Day School, as an educational partner with school districts, is a non-profit organization approved by Illinois State Board of Education as a non-public special education facility serving students ages 3-22 on the autism spectrum, and/or with emotional/behavioral disorders, specific learning/ developmental disabilities and other health impairments. visit www.marklund.org/school

Someone Special Uniquely Personalized Books
someonespecialbooks@gmail.com
someonespecialbooks.com

Speech Plus
10071 W. Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL
(815) 464-6069
www.speechplus.org
Speech Plus, the only clinic in the south suburban area that specializes in serving children (from birth through high school) in speech, language and learning, is located at 10071 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort. For more information, call 815-464-6069 or visit us at www.speechplus.org.

Steinberg Behavior Solutions
4711 Golf Rd #100
Skokie IL
(847) 676-5398
steinbergbehaviorsolutions.com
Steinberg Behavior Solutions is a Chicago based company offering ABA Evaluation and Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We work with your child to create an individualized plan to help her succeed. All of our therapists have received their Masters in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis. Contact us today for a Chicago area in-home consultation!

Trumpet Behavioral Health
3851 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago,IL
(872) 208-7893
www.tbh.com
Trumpet Behavioral Health offers evidenced-based therapy and services for children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disabilities. We provide a compassionate, client-centered approach based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Wolfe Behavioral Health
339 Alana Dr.
New Lenox, IL
(815) 462-3827
www.wolfebehavioral.com

Dentists

Advanced Family Dental
Crest Hill, IL | (815) 741-1700
Joliet, IL | (815) 483-2040
Lockport, IL | (815) 838-3337
Lombard, IL | (630) 620-1980
Plainfield, IL | (815) 577-9900
Romeoville, IL | (815) 293-2000
Shorewood, IL | (815) 729-2300
www.AdvancedFamilyDental.com
Advanced Family Dental, PC, is committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic and general dentistry treatment using the latest technology and techniques. We have eight convenient locations to serve you. Contact our office staff to schedule your free orthodontic consultation or to take advantage of our $49 kids special cleaning.