Our Camp fundraiser, A Night to Linger, is Thu Feb 20 at the Palos Country Club. You can now buy tickets online!

The Center’s School is a lively hands-on learning community that helps children become creative learners using natural resources. The most highly-qualified teachers enjoy working with us.

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Our Philosophy. . .

“We are dedicated to the ‘whole’ child. Environmental education is integrated into a curriculum, which addresses each child’s individual needs.”


Our preschool program is for ages 3-6. (Three year olds must be potty trained.) There are several choices of classes, 2 or 3 day-per-week programs, and a choice of morning or afternoon time slots. We also have a half-day kindergarten and a first grade.

We also feature 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes.


We feature low teacher-to-student ratios and offer bright and lively classrooms. We encourage social and emotional growth, and cognitive and language development. For more information or to arrange a tour, please call School Director Kristin Hale at 708.361.8933.

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