Schools & Child Care

The schools in our region reflect the personalities of their home communities. Residents take great pride in maintaining education standards at levels that equal or surpass those of larger towns. Small-town schools are very much the showcase of their communities, and, therefore, benefit from the attentions of parents, graduates and those who simply wish for their town's students to shine and compete in any environment.

School Districts

Chadwick/Milledgeville School District
Chadwick, IL 
(815) 225-7141
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Eastland School District
Shannon, IL 
(815) 493-6301
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East Dubuque School District
East Dubuque, IL 
(815) 747-3188
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Galena School District
Galena, IL 
(815) 777-0917
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River Ridge School
Hanover, IL 
(815) 858-9005
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Scales Mound School District
Scales Mound, IL 
(815) 845-2215
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Stockton School District
Stockton, IL 
(815) 947-3391
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Warren School District
Warren, IL 
(815) 745-2653
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West Carroll School District
Mount Carroll, IL
(815) 734-3374
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Vocational & Technical Schools

Career Technical Education Academy - Elizabeth, IL
Elizabeth, IL 
(815) 858-2203
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Midwest Welding School
Stockton, IL 
(877) 648-9353
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Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison, IL 
(815) 772-7218
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Community Colleges

Highland Community College
Freeport, IL 
(815) 235-6121
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Sauk Valley Community College
Dixon, IL 
(815) 288-5511
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Colleges and Universities

Columbia College at Highland Community College
Freeport, IL 
(815) 599-3585
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Illinois State University
Normal, IL
(800) 366-2478
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Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 
(800) 892-3050
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Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 
(309) 298-4444
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Other Area Colleges and Universities

University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
(608) 342-1491
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Child Care

Galena Arts and Recreation Center (ARC)
11084 W Highway 20.
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-2248
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Sunny Day Preschool
107 W Jefferson St
Warren, Illinois
(815) 745-2862
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Little Learners Academy
950 US Highway 20 W
Elizabeth, IL 61028
815-858-2203
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NICAA Head Start - St. Mary's
701 IL 35 N, East Dubuque, IL 60125
(815) 235-3740

Little Sprouts Daycare + Preschool, LLC
200 South School Street #B
Lanark, Illinois 61046
(815) 493-8316
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Family T.I.E.S. Preschool at Galena Primary School
219 Kelly Lane
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-2200

Little Learners' Preschool
127 S. High St.
Galena, IL 61036
(563) 599-0460