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Education

From public to private and parochial, Villa Park students have access to a variety of educational options throughout their school years. Academic excellence and lifelong learning are hallmarks of educational opportunity in Villa Park, where schools provide a safe, nurturing and innovative learning environment.

Students from Villa Park receive their formative elementary education at schools in a number of public districts including Villa Park Dist. 45, Salt Creek District 48, and DuPage High School District 88.

In addition to serving Villa Park students, District 88 also serves the communities of Addison, Lombard and Oakbrook Terrace, as well as portions of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Bensenville, Itasca and Wood Dale.

Both Willowbrook High School and Addison Trail High School have been named as “Top High Schools” by Newsweek, as “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by The Washington Post, as “Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report and as “Best Public High Schools in the Chicago Metro Area” in the Niche Rankings.

The district’s mission is “to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement,” according to Dani Brink, DuPage High School District 88 Director of Community Relations, who notes the 21stcentury vision for District 88 is one of a learning community that welcomes, excites and challenges.

The research, planning and decision making that led to the opening of Willowbrook High School in September 1959 started in the late spring of 1950, when the Board of Education launched a study of residential growth in the District 88 communities. The board resolved in January 1958 that the new school be named Willowbrook.

Initially designed for an enrollment of 2,500, Willowbrook High School opened for classes in September 1959 and measured 383,880 square feet, had 436 rooms, more than 6,000 lockers, 294 miles of wiring, 33 miles of conduit, 47 fire hoses and 168 clocks.

From farm fields to playing fields, from basic living to high tech, from a simple development of a small community to a culturally diverse population, the rich tradition of Willowbrook continues to bring a sense of pride, tradition and excellence to an already thriving community.

Higher Education

For those pursuing higher education and career training, an array of nearby post-secondary educational institutions, four-year universities, community colleges, and vocational centers serve the Villa Park community. Other nearby institutions of higher education include DePaul University (Naperville), the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus, Lewis University Graduate Education Center (Oak Brook), Midwestern University (Downers Grove), National Louis University (Wheaton), North Central College (Naperville), Wheaton College and more.

The College of DuPage, located in Glen Ellyn, is the largest single campus community college in the country, offering two-year degrees and certificates, specialized business training, continuing education classes, and degree programs which transfer to universities offering baccalaureate programs.

Villa Park Public Schools

Villa Park School District 45
255 W. Vermont Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-6200

Ardmore (K-5)
255 S. Harvard Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-6255

Jackson Middle School (6-8)
301 W. Jackson St. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-6240

Jefferson Middle School (6-8)
255 W. Vermont Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-6230

North (K-5)
140 W. Sunset Drive • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-6285

Schafer (K-5)
700 E. Pleasant Lane • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 932-6470

Stevenson (K-2)
18W331 15th St. • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 953-8192

Westmore (K-5)
340 S. School St. • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 932-6490

York Center (3-5)
29W701 14th St. • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 932-6540

Salt Creek School District 48
1110 S. Villa Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 279-8400

Albright Middle School (6-8)
1110 S. Villa Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 279-6160

Salt Creek School (K-5)
980 S. Riverside Drive • Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-6122

Stella May Swartz (K-5)
17W160 16th St. • Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60523
(630) 834-9256

DuPage High School District 88
2 Friendship Plaza • Addison, IL 60101
(630) 530-3981

Willowbrook High School (9-12)
1250 S. Ardmore Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-3400

Addison Trail High School (9-12)
213 N. Lombard Road • Addison, IL 60101
(630) 628-3300

Villa Park Private Schools

Immaculate Conception Catholic High School
217 Cottage Hill Ave. • Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 530-3460

Islamic Foundation
300 W. High Ridge Road
Villa Park, IL 60181 • (630) 782-6562

Montessori Children’s Academy
706 E. Park Blvd. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 832-4423

Montini Catholic High School
19W070 16th St. • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6930

Seton Academy Montessori
350 N. Westmore Ave. • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 279-4101

St. Pius X Catholic School (Preschool-8)
601 S. Westmore Ave. • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-2353

Timothy Christian Schools (Preschool-8)
188 W. Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 • (630) 833-4616

High School (9-12)
1061 S. Prospect Ave. • Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-7575

Villa Park Higher Education Area Colleges

College of DuPage
425 22nd St. • Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-2800

Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave. • Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-4100

Other Higher Educational Institutions

Advanced Anatomy Massage Academy
650 N. Addison Road • Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 832-4217

DePaul University
150 W. Warrenville Road
Naperville, IL 60540 • (630) 279-4100

Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus
201 E. Loop Road • Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 682-6000

Lewis University - Graduate Education Center
2625 W. Butterfield Road
Oak Brook, IL 60152 • (630) 573-1740

MacCormac Junior College
615 N. West Ave. • Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-1200

Midwestern University
555 31st St. • Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-4400

National College of Chiropractic
200 E. Roosevelt Road • Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-2000

National Louis University
200 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187 • (630) 668-3838

North Central College
20 N. Brainard St. • Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
660 E. Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148 • (630) 620-2100

Technology Center of DuPage
301 S. Swift Road • Addison, IL 60101
(630) 620-8770

Wheaton College
501 E. College Ave. • Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 752-5000

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