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Education

First-rate education, from early childhood learning through graduate studies, is a cornerstone in the life of Homewood residents.

Homewood School District 153 is proud of its deep-rooted tradition of academic excellence, offering its student base of nearly 2,000 a fine, well-rounded public education in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Four facilities comprise School District 153, all of which boast standardized test scores that consistently rank above state and national levels.

The district feeds into the award-winning Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Twice named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, H-F is a comprehensive high school dedicated to student academic success and personal growth. In addition to a rigorous curriculum, featuring traditional instruction and Advanced Placement courses, the school’s diverse student body participates in more than 100 clubs and activities.

Homewood also hosts several daycare and early childhood learning centers, as well as unmatched opportunities for private and parochial school environments. Among the many local alternatives to public education are St. Joseph School, Salem Lutheran School, Homewood Christian Academy, Infant Jesus of Prague, Marian Catholic High School, Flossmoor Community Church, two Montessori schools and many others.

When it comes to continuing along the education path, Homewood students have access to two nearby institutions of higher learning. A few miles away, in Chicago Heights, is Prairie State College (PSC), a two-year community college granting associate degrees, as well as technical and career certificates, in more than 100 areas of study. PSC also offers non-credit adult basic education courses, corporate training programs and continuing education.

Approximately 10 miles south of Homewood, students are provided with outstanding undergraduate or graduate degree completion opportunities at Governors State University (GSU) in University Park. GSU serves as the south suburbs’ sole public university, enrolling around 7,750 students. Certificate programs are also available for those looking to hone their skills in a current career or are hoping to enter a new field.

Further options for higher learning in the area include South Suburban College in South Holland and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. Downtown Chicago also offers several options for graduating high school seniors and adults.

Homewood Public Library
Nestled within the center of Downtown Homewood, the modern Homewood Public Library is a staple in the community, offering a one-stop destination for education, culture and recreation. Part of the Metropolitan Library System, the Homewood Public Library features an extensive reference collection and exceptional kid, teen and adult collections, complete with modern technology and virtual library services. More than 110,000 books and 12,000 CDs and DVDs line the walls of the library, which is also equipped with public-use computer stations, WiFi connection, study rooms and quiet reading rooms. A calendar filled with special events and various programs, from book and film discussions to arts and crafts classes, rounds out the offerings of the Homewood Public Library.

Vist the Homewood Library website

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