The Geneva Community Unit School District 304 boasts a tradition of excellence in education. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in one of the district’s nine schools, which include one high school, two middle schools and six elementary schools. In addition to the rigorous K-12 curriculum, the district partners with the Geneva Park District to offer the Friendship Station Preschool program.
District 304’s commitment to student success is directly reflected in the number of awards, accomplishments and outstanding test scores achieved each year by both students and faculty. In addition to academic awards, Geneva 304 students continuously excel in athletics, music, theater and a host of other school-related clubs and organizations. For the fifth year in a row, the district has been awarded the SchoolSearch Bright A+ Award for academic excellence in education. This award is given to districts where students’ academic performance ranks in the top five percent of Illinois districts based on Illinois School Report Cards. Geneva was one of only 59 school districts in Illinois to be recognized in 2011.
Alternatives to public education are readily available for Geneva students. Grace Christian Academy (pre-K–6), St. Peter Elementary School (pre-K–8), Faith Christian Elementary and Junior High School (1–8), and Da Vinci Academy (pre-K–8) are among the private or parochial schools that serve the area. The community of Geneva is also well served by a number of excellent day care and early childhood education centers.
Graduating seniors and adults looking to continue their education are afforded several options within a 30-mile range of Geneva. Nearby Sugar Grove is home to the main campus of Waubonsee Community College (WCC). WCC offers students a wide selection of two-year transfer and career education degree programs, along with numerous one-semester certificate programs. WCC also provides Adult Education and Community Education programs, plus a range of Workforce Development offerings. Further higher learning opportunities are available at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, and the private, liberal arts institutions of Wheaton College, North Central College in Naperville, Aurora University and Benedictine University in Lisle.
Students, residents, businesses and visitors all benefit from the programs and services provided by the Geneva Public Library District. Supplementing the library’s nearly 170,000-item collection is an assortment of exceptional programs for children, teens and adults. Book discussions, reading clubs, book talks, tutoring, children’s story time and a wide range of outreach services are among the popular programs offered through the library.