A community’s educational system is the bedrock of family life. In Elmhurst, a unique mix of public, private and parochial schools, plus specialty education centers, provide learning opportunities spanning from preschool through college.
Several private/parochial schools in Elmhurst serve families desiring a faith-based learning atmosphere for their children. Each of these educational institutions offers preschool for children ages 3 and 4.
A premier, comprehensive, four-year college founded in 1871, Elmhurst College blends liberal learning and professional preparation to educate students for life in a global society.
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is governed by a group of seven elected officials, referred to as the Board of Education. Each member is elected to serve four consecutive years and is eligible for an unlimited number of terms.
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 was formed in 1974 to provide a unified school program for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.