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The Geneva Community Unit School District 304 boasts a tradition of excellence in education. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in the district’s nine schools, which include one high school, two middle schools and six neighborhood elementary schools. In addition to the rigorous K-12 curriculum, the district partners with the Geneva Park District to offer the Friendship Station Preschool program.

District 304’s commitment to student success is directly reflected in the number of awards, accomplishments and outstanding test scores achieved each year by both students and faculty. Amongst academic awards, Geneva 304 students continuously excel in athletics, music, theater and a host of other school-related clubs and organizations. In 2012, Geneva was recognized by Bloomberg’s Businessweek as “The Best Place to Raise Kids in Illinois” in large part due to public school performance. Additionally, the district has been awarded the SchoolSearch Bright Red Apple Award for academic excellence in education for the ninth year in a row. This award is given to districts where students’ academic performance ranks in the top 5 percent of Illinois districts based on Illinois School Report Cards. Geneva was one of only 78 school districts in Illinois to be recognized in 2013. Most recently, Geneva School District was ranked the 12th Best School District in Illinois by Niche (formerly College Prowler).

Alternatives to public education are readily available for Geneva students. St. Peter Elementary School (pre-K–8), Faith Christian Elementary and Junior High School (1–8), Mansio Mens Montessori School and Rosary High School (9-12) are among the private or parochial schools that serve the area. The community of Geneva is also well served by a number of excellent day care and early childhood education centers.

Graduating seniors and adults looking to continue their education are afforded several options within a 30-mile range of Geneva. Nearby Sugar Grove is home to the main campus of Waubonsee Community College (WCC). WCC offers students a wide selection of two-year transfer and career education degree programs, along with numerous one-semester certificate programs. WCC also provides Adult Education and Community Education programs, plus a range of Workforce Development offerings. Further higher learning opportunities are available at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, and the private, liberal arts institutions of Wheaton College, North Central College in Naperville, Aurora University and Benedictine University in Lisle.

Geneva Public Library District is a tremendous resource for all types of information, education and entertainment to help the community learn, grow and thrive. The Library serves about 30,500 residents of Geneva, Illinois and the surrounding area. Supplementing the library’s robust collection is an assortment of exceptional programs for children, teens and adults. Technology demonstrations, book discussions, reading clubs, movie showings, homework help, children’s story times and a wide range of outreach services are among the popular services and programs offered through the library. For more information, visit the Library’s website at www.gpld.org.

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