Park Forest students attend one of eight elementary schools and five middle schools in School Districts 162, 163, and 194 in Cook County. Students living in Will County, the southern portion of the Village, attend Crete-Monee District 201U schools. High school-age students living in Cook County attend Rich East High School or the Phoenix Campus in Park Forest. Both are District 227 schools. Students living in Will County attend Crete-Monee District 201U High School. District 201U’s Middle School has won back-to-back U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon awards.

In addition, there are a number of private and parochial schools serving the community. Higher Education Park Foresters need not travel distances to enjoy a college education. Governors State University in nearby University Park is an upper-division school, offering undergraduate degrees at the junior and senior level leading to a college degree as well as Library Serving the communities of Park Forest and Olympia Fields, the Park Forest Public Library and its staff open doors to a world of information, education, and recreation. The Library provides cultural resources, access to information, current technology, and a variety of programs to engage and connect with the community. Complete information about the library is available on its website level courses leading to a master’s degree. Prairie State College in Chicago Heights is a two-year community college. Park Forest residents can also use Metra to commute to any of the universities, colleges, technical colleges and specialty programs in downtown Chicago. Lewis University in Joliet and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills are easy commutes.


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