Looking for information about local schools and daycares? Curious as to what the PAARC, Common Core, or Fountas-Pinnell programs are that the schools are using? We've got you covered.

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School & Daycare Listings

Elmwood Park Public Library is proud to work with and serve the surrounding schools and daycare centers in the area. We also have more information about parent/teacher organizations and student activities on our Community Corner page.


 Logos of John Mills, Elmwood Elementary, Elm Middle, and EPHS schools.

  • Elmwood Elementary School 
    Serving: K – 5th grade
    Address: 2319 North 76th Avenue, Elmwood Park IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.3558

  • John Mills Elementary School
    Serving: PreK – 5th grade
    Address: 2824 North 76th Avenue, Elmwood Park IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.3560

  • Elm Middle School
    Serving: 6th – 8th grade
    Address: 7607 West Cortland, Elmwood Park IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.3550

  • Elmwood Park High School 
    Serving: 9th – 12th grade
    Address: 8201 W Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.7272


Catholic & Lutheran Schools


  • St. Celestine Catholic School Logos of St. Celestine, St. Vincent, Trinity, and Grace Lutheran schoolsServing: Pre-School – 8th grade
    Address: 3017 North 77th Avenue, Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707
    Phone: 708.453.8234

  • St. Vincent Ferrer School
    Serving: Pre-School – 8th grade
    Address: 1515 N. Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, Illinois  60305
    Phone: 708.771.5905

  • Grace Lutheran Church & School
    Serving: Pre-School – 8th grade
    Address: 7300 West Division, River Forest, Illinois 60305
    Phone: 708.366.6900

  • Trinity High School
    Serving: 9th – 12th grade, all girls
    Address: 7574 West Division Street, River Forest, Illinois 60305
    Phone: 708.771.8383


 Daycare & Learning Centers


  • A-Karrasel Academy
    Serving: Infants - Kindergarten
    Address: 7801 W Grand Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.7666

  • Kiddie Korner Academy
    Serving: Ages 6 weeks - 6 years old
    Address: 7730 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
    Phone: 708.456.5628

  • Little Newtons
    Serving: Ages 6 weeks - 5 years old
    Address: 1850 N. Harlem Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 607007
    Phone: 708.395.5590

  • Picket Fence Day Care & Learning Center
    Serving: Ages 15 months - 12 years old
    Address: 36 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
    Phone: 708.452.4544

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Common Core

The Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 follows the Common Core State Standards of Illinois.

What is it?

Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Logo for Common Core State Standards InitiativeThe standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. Over forty states have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the standards.

The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.

(from corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/)


For more information:

  • Illinois State Board of Education - Common Core Standards and resources for Illinois
    Families & Students

  • Common Core State Standards Initiative - Learn the purpose and standards of this program
    Main Site  |  Read the Standards 

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