Frankfort residents and businesses strongly believe in the value of education and remain highly involved in the various school systems and educational resources serving the community. Excellence in education is seen at all levels of learning in the Frankfort area, from early childhood development programs through graduate studies.
The community’s primary and secondary education needs are met through three strong public school districts. Frankfort School District 157-C serves approximately 2,300 eager students in three schools: Grand Prairie Elementary (prekindergarten-2), Chelsea Intermediate (3-5) and Hickory Creek Middle School (6-8). Summit Hill School District 161 operates within the communities of Frankfort, Mokena and Tinley Park, providing outstanding primary education to around 3,650 students in seven facilities. Frankfort students entering high school will attend either Lincoln-Way East or Lincoln-Way North, both of which are within the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 system.
Upon graduation from high school, many students choose to attend one of several area institutions of higher learning. A great starting point is through Joliet Junior College. The nation’s first public community college, Joliet Junior College enriches lives through affordable programs and services. With convenient locations, online classes and satellite campuses, a college education and career training have never been more accessible. Visit www.jjc.edu for more information. Prominent four-year institutions in the area include Saint Xavier University in Orland Park and Governors State University in University Park.
Supplemental educational resources found in the community include Frankfort’s Huntington Learning Center, which offers such services as K-12 tutoring, SAT/PSAT and ACT prep programs and a collection of informational online resources, and the extensive Frankfort Public Library. The 20,000 square foot library serves the educational, recreational and cultural needs of more than 25,000 residents. A vast collection of literary resources, online selections and various programming can all be accessed through the Frankfort Public Library.