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Unmatched public, private and parochial education opportunities are available in Orland Park, a community that takes pride in offering the finest educational standards at every level. Through these outstanding institutions, residents are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to succeed in the ever-evolving business community of today.

Top-notch nursery schools and day care centers not only accommodate the needs of working parents, but also supply early childhood education programming for preschoolers. These facilities prepare children to attend one of four elementary school districts: Kirby School District 140; Community Consolidated School District 146; Palos Community Consolidated School District 118 and Orland School District 135, the largest district serving the majority of Orland Park elementary students. Students entering high school will attend one of three facilities comprising Consolidated High School District 230.

Alternatives to the public school route are widely available in and around Orland Park, as well through such institutions as: St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, Cardinal Bernardin Elementary School, Christian Hills Elementary School, Chicago Christian High School, Providence Catholic High School, Mt. Assissi Academy, Marist High School, Brother Rice High School and Mother McAuley High School.

Undergraduate students residing in Orland Park have the option to begin their studies at Moraine Valley Community College. The two-year institution hails as the seventh-largest community college in Illinois, enrolling more than 48,000 credit and noncredit students in the area. More than 100 degree and certificate programs are offered through MVCC, which ranks in the top 8 percent nationally in associate degrees conferred. In addition to the main 300-acre campus in Palos Hills, MVCC operates programs at multiple sites throughout the region, including an education center in Blue Island, Argo High School/Heritage Middle School in Summit, Century Jr. High School in Orland Park and Andrew High School in Tinley Park.

Additional options for undergraduate and graduate learning are available through the Robert Morris University, Saint Xavier University-Orland Park, ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Governors State University in University Park, Lewis University in Hickory Hills and Rasmussen College in Tinley Park.

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