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Education

Glendale Heights is fortunate to be served by outstanding educational resources, which include three exceptional elementary school districts; a preeminent high school district; and plenty of options for vocational and training, higher learning, and continuing education opportunities.

PRIMARY & SECONDARY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

MARQUARDT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 15
1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights 630-469-7615 www.d15.us

Approximately 2,700 students are enrolled in the programs of Marquardt Elementary School District 15. Students from the eastern portion of Glendale Heights receive primary education through District 15, as do students in portions of Addison, Bloomingdale, unincorporated Lombard and Glen Ellyn Countryside. The district is composed of five facilities, which includs four k-5 elementary schools—Black Hawk School, G. Stanley Hall School, Charles G. Reskin School and Winnebago Elementary School—and Marquardt Middle School, serving students in grades six through eight on two connected campuses. In addition to the regular k-8 curriculum offered through District 15, there are three early childhood programs for toddlers through age five.

QUEEN BEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 16
1560 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights 630-260-6100 www.d16.dupage.k12.il.us

Four facilities make up Queen Bee School District 16, including two pre-k through third grade schools, Glen Hill Primary School and Pheasant Ridge Primary School; one intermediate grade school for grades four and five, Americana Intermediate School; and one sixth through eighth grade middle school, Glenside Middle School. Early Childhood Centers—John Karras Early Childhood Center and William Huska Early Childhood Center—can be found through both of the district’s primary school facilities.

GLEN ELLYN SCHOOL DISTRICT 41
793 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn 630-790-6400 www.d41.dupage.k12.il.us

Also serving Glendale Heights is Glen Ellyn School District 41, which currently enrolls more than 3,500 students. The district is comprised of five schools, including four pre-k through fifth grade facilities—Churchill Elementary, Forest Glen Elementary, Franklin Elementary and Lincoln Elementary—and one sixth through eighth grade facility—Hadley Junior High.

GLENBARD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 87
596 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn 630-469-9100 www.glenbard.dupage.k12.il.us

After the completion of primary school, Glendale Heights students attend Glenbard Township High School District 87. Recognized as the third-largest high school district in Illinois, District 87 is composed of 45 square miles in DuPage County, encompassing the communities of Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream and Lombard, plus portions of further surrounding areas. The district is equipped with four high school facilities—Glenbard East, Glenbard North, Glenbard South and Glenbard West— serving a total of nearly 9,000 students in ninth through 12th grades. Student test scores are continuously listed above state averages, as is the district’s graduation rate of 91.7 percent. More than 82 percent of teachers employed through District 87 hold master’s degrees or higher. Standard and accelerated programs are included in the academic offerings of District 87, as well as an extensive computer technology program and options in the humanities, music and art. Adding to this is an option for advanced career training through the Technology Center of DuPage, along with special education programs and services, extracurricular, opportunities, and student support services.

PRIVATE EDUCATION

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL
1555 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights 630-858-3112 www.stmatthewlancers.org

Infusing academics with Catholic teachings and traditions, St. Matthew School is an excellent choice for those in need of a parochial alternative to public education. The elementary school currently enrolls 326 students within its Early Learning Center, preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade programs. Extended day care is also provided from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on days when the schools are in session. The facility is equipped with a computer lab featuring 35 computers; a library/media center with a collection of more than 10,000 books, videos and DVDs; and a modern science lab.

VOCATIONAL & TRAINING OPTIONS

UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - CHICAGO
601 Regency Drive, Glendale Heights 877-201-2555 www.uti.edu

Glendale Heights is home to a branch campus of the University Technical Institute (UTI) of Arizona. UTI is a nationwide resource of technical education training fields, for those looking to find a career in professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technician fields. Every UTI campus is fully accredited fields by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), a nationally known accrediting agency.

TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF DUPAGE
301 S. Swift Road, Addison 630-620-8770 www.tcdupage.org

Located in nearby Addison is the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD), a 250,000-square-foot facility furnished with the most modern and technologically advanced equipment to date. For three decades, the center has been dedicated to equipping students with the critical skills needed to succeed in this ever-evolving job market. Programs range from building and machining, business, technical and personal services to communications, health services and mechanical. Occupational and employability skills are mixed with critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills through TCD’s programs, which complement the regular high school courses taken. These programs, as part of the school’s curriculum, are free. The classes offered through TCD help students meet the high school graduation requirements, with some qualifying for college credit or certification.

TRICOCI UNIVERSITY OF BEAUTY CULTURE
530 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights 630-790-1500 www.tricociuniversity.com

Those with a passion to enter the vibrant beauty industry look to the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture campus in Glendale Heights. Cosmetology students enrolled are educated and trained in hair cutting/styling, hair coloring, chemical processing, hair treatments, nail technology (manicure and pedicure), makeup, and esthetics. The university offers walk-in client services as well.

NEARBY HIGHER LEARNING

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn 630-942-2380 www.cod.edu

A prime choice for beginning the higher learning path can be found through College of DuPage, a comprehensive community college recognized as the largest single- campus community college in the Midwest. Approximately 31,000 students enroll in classes at COD each semester. Currently, the college awards seven associate degrees through 45 occupational and 45 prebaccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer or go into the workforce upon completion. COD also provides continuing education courses; the Business and Professional Institute for local businesses in need of training and assistance; and programming such as English as a Second Language courses, GED preparation and attainment, and citizenship opportunities.

DEVRY UNIVERSITY ADDISON
1221 N. Swift Road, Addison 630-953-1300 www.devry.edu

With a location in neighboring Addison, students can take advantage of undergraduate degree programs in a variety of fields through DeVry University Addison. Some of the programs offered via this campus include business administration, computer information systems, technical management, Web graphic design, game and simulation programming, and network systems administration—among others. For even more flexibility and convenience, DeVry provides online program options.

ADDITIONAL NEARBY COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
5700 College Road, Lisle 630-829-6000 www.ben.edu

ELMHURST COLLEGE
190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst 630-617-3500 www.public.elmhurst.edu

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
30 N. Brainard St., Naperville 800-411-1861 www.northcentralcollege.edu

LIBRARY

GLENSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
25 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights 630-260-1550 www.glensidepld.org

Part of the DuPage Library System, Glenside Public Library is an exceptional resource for the Glendale Heights community. The 35,000-square-foot building features an entire floor of library materials, public-use computer stations, two meeting rooms, the Children’s Storyroom and study rooms. Since its inception in 1967, the library’s collection has grown to include more than 100,000 items, and its programming continues to develop with the changing needs of the community.

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