Schools  of Palos Park

Elementary High School  |  College |  Pre-school/Daycare

Emergency School Closing Information
Closing information will be broadcast on radio stations WMAQ AM 670, WBBM AM 780, WGN AM 720, WLS AM 890 and WBBM FM 96.3; and on television channels 5, 9, 32 and CLTV News between 6am and 8am. Information can also be obtained by calling 1-900-407-SNOW. There is a $0.95 per minute charge for this call. Emergency Closings On-line at (This has a slow load time, but is a nice service.) 

Elementary School

Palos School District #118
Central Administration Building
8800 West 119th Street
Palos Park, Illinois 60464
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Administration (708)448-4800, Business Office (708)448-4804, Fax (708)448-4880
The Board of Education is composed of seven members elected for four year terms. The Board of Education meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm. To obtain information on meeting locations, call the District Administrative Office at (708)448-4800.

Palos East Elementary School
7700 West 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Voice: 708-448-1084
Grades K-5
Report Absences 24 hours a day: (708)448-4334
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Palos West Elementary School
12700 South 104th Street
Palos Park, IL 60464
Grades Pre-K - 5
Report Absences 24 hours a day: (708)448-5885
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Palos South School
Middle School
13100 S. 82nd Avenue
Palos Park, IL 60464
Grades 6,7,8
Report Absences 24 hours a day: (708)448-5533
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Palos 118 Educational Foundation

Help Support the effort of the Palos 118 Educational Foundation in Illinois. Serving School District 118's schools, Palos East, Palos West and Palos South. The 118 Educational Foundation is dedicated to F.U.N., Funding Unfunded Needs.

Parent Faculty Association: Call (708)448-4800

Area High Schools

Consolidated High School District 230
15100 S. 94th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462
(708)349-5750, Fax (708)349-2105
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Board of Education meet at 7pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Three area high schools are in the district.

Carl Sandburg High School
Est. 1954, 131st Street and Route 45 in Orland Park
School Colors: Blue & Gold
Athletic Teams: Eagles
Newspaper: Aquila
Yearbook: Poet
Information Phone (708)671-3100

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Est. 1964, 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills
School Colors: Blue & Orange
Athletic Teams: Chargers
Newspaper: Staggline
Yearbook: Kaleidoscope
Information Phone: (708)974-7400

Victor J Andrew High School
Est. 1980, 171st Street and 90th Ave in Tinley Park
School Colors: Black & Gold
Athletic Teams: Thunderbolts
Newspaper: Circuit
Yearbook: Sentinel
Information Number: (708)532-0116


Robert Morris College 
43 Orland Square and 82 Orland Square
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-3800
Toll Free: 800-RMC-5960
Fax: 708-226-3873

Robert Morris College is a collegiate institution offering applied education to underserved communities. RMC offers Bachelor degrees through their Institute of Art & Design, Institute of Culinary Arts, and their School of Business Administration, School of Computer Studies, and School of Health Studies. They also offer a wide range of Associate Degrees from Accounting and Business to Culinary Arts, Computer Programming, and Interior Design. The main campus is located in Chicago with branch campuses in DuPage, Lake County, O’Hare, Orland Park, Peoria, Springfield, and Joliet Extension Site.

Community College

Moraine Valley Community College
10900 South 88th Ave., Palos Hills IL 60465-0937
For information: (708) 974-5745, Registration: (708) 974-2110
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Moraine Valley Community College offers a variety of programs and services to residents of 26 southwest suburban communities it serves. The college has 78 degree and certificate programs. Moraine Valley also provides continuing education opportunities, adult basic education, cultural activities, personal development courses, and other programs and services to benefit community residents of all ages. Find out about credit and non-credit classes at the campus and at sites throughout the district.

Preschool & Day Care

The Farm and Nature Discovery Preschool at The Center
12700 Southwest Highway
Palos Park
The Center’s Preschool is a lively hands-on learning community that gives children the opportunity to become creative learners using natural resources. Our classroom is designed to foster learning through the exploration and discovery of the woods, fields, farm, and animals that are outside or within walking distance of our classroom door. For more information please call (708) 361-8933.

Southwest Suburban Montessori School
8800 West 119th Street
Palos Park


Southwest Suburban Montessori School opened its doors for the first time to a handful of children in 1970.  As the years have passed, we have occupied five different sites before finally settling into our present home:  a quaint schoolhouse nestled in the woodlands of Palos Park.

We offer programs for Toddlers (ages 2 and 3), Pre-School (ages 3 to 5) and Kindergarten/Extended Day (ages 5 and 6).  Our curriculum follows the principles of Doctor Maria Montessori:  a physician, philosopher, educator, innovator and the founder of the Montessori child development method.  These include:

  • Respecting each child and his ability to learn

  • Taking advantage of the child’s absorbent mind and sensitive periods

  • Allowing children freedom within the prepared environment

  • Tapping into each child’s innate love of work

Palos Park Episcopal Day Care and Learning Center
12219 S. 86th Avenue in Palos Park
Preschool, Daycare, Before and After School Care
Phone: 708-361-4066


Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
Email: General Information

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