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From early childhood education through college studies, Chicago Heights has it covered.

The majority of local primary school children attend one of 11 campuses within Chicago Heights School District 170. Accompanying its K-8 academic programming is the district’s new, tuition-free, all-day preschool program offered through the Griffin Early Childhood Center. Pre-K through 8th grade students also attend schools within Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163, Flossmoor School District 161, Brookwood School District 167 and Speed School District 802.

Graduating eighth graders move on to Bloom Township High School District 206, enrolling at either Bloom High School or Bloom Trail High School. Both facilities are continually at the forefront of secondary education in the south suburbs, offering a comprehensive academic program conducive to student growth and development.


Chicago Heights is also home to the nationally-recognized Marian Catholic High School, a college-preparatory, co-educational high school that draws a student population from more than 70 surrounding zip codes. The high school has earned two recognitions as a Blue Ribbon School, has been named one of the country’s top schools by U.S. News & World Report and leads all Southland schools in academic assessments.

College-bound students don’t have to leave home to continue their education post high school. The city hosts Prairie State College, a two-year community college offering transfer degrees and technical and career-oriented certificate programs in a variety of areas. The college also provides noncredit adult, corporate and continuing education courses.

Further higher learning options within 15 miles of Chicago Heights include Governors State University, South Suburban College, Chicago State University and Purdue University-Hammond.

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