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The schools here are much more than just buildings. They are places where children receive the finest education as well as social and emotional support. The schools here enjoy a tradition of success as a result of parents, teachers and the community working together.


The district features a strong academic curriculum; fine arts; supplemental features such as assertive discipline, reading recovery and gifted clustering; special education; extracurricular programs; and student recognition programs. The students are eager to attend school. There is always something to look forward to. For example, the annual Student Recognition Breakfast honors students for hard work and perseverance.

Assemblies throughout the year present students with thought-provoking issues. Many exciting technology activities and computer projects are taking place in classrooms. The district students and teachers continue to accept new challenges by using new software programs to reinforce and supplement daily curriculum.

School District 143’s administration center has moved to their new building on Pulaski Road. This allowed for the remodeling and expansion of Springfield School where children grades Pre K through 6 attend. Other schools in the district are Spaulding School (Grades Pre K-3), Central Park School (Pre K-8), and Kolmar School (Pre K-8).


High school students attend Bremen High School or Oak Forest High (District 228). Along with reading, math, writing, science, and social studies, district-wide programs include art, music, physical education, band, chorus, orchestra, foreign language, special education, computer literacy, and extracurricular activities.

Bremen’s parents and alumni involvement has brought more than $500,000 into the school. Sixteen booster organizations representing academic and athletic teams promote the school and family spirit.

A portion of Posen residents attend School District 143.5. District schools include Kellar Junior High, Childs Elementary, Turner Elementary, Posen Elementary, Ziebell Elementary, and Gordon Elementary.

Parochial choices include St. Christopher School in Midlothian. St. Christopher School proudly offers children from pre-school age through eighth grade an opportunity for a faith-based education. The school offers a Spanish Program through grade four along with a hot lunch program and an extended day program for working parents. Athletic competition includes Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Volleyball and Cheerleading for grades four through eight. A soccer program was started in 2004 for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

There are numerous colleges and universities from which to choose. Closer to home are South Suburban College, Trinity Christian College, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, and St. Xavier University. Midlothian and Posen have quick access to both Illinois and Indiana universities. Chicago schools such as the University of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology are an easy commute, as are Indiana schools such as Indiana University Northwest.

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