Community of Learners Preschool

Program Overview

District 67 believes all learners deserve a dynamic and engaging classroom experience where all students meet with success and have the opportunity to develop the prerequisite skills needed for a smooth transition into kindergarten.

To support these beliefs, District 67 offers Lake Forest residents with children ages 3-5 years an exemplary early childhood experience in the Community of Learners Preschool. The purpose of the program is to optimize the potential of each child through nurturing individual student growth in an integrated preschool setting.

This program will provide:

  • An innovative preschool experience
  • Interdisciplinary teaching model where teachers and specialists collaborate
  • Research-based curricula
  • Best practices instructional methodologies
  • Inclusive learning environment comprised of typically developing preschoolers and preschoolers with special needs

Students enrolling in the Community of Learners Preschool are required to provide proof of residency and comply with all health requirements.

To enroll, please use the District's online registration system (PowerSchool). Families new to the District will need to use the "New Families" pre-registration link to first create an online account.

Sign Up Now Available for Free Early Childhood Screenings for Families in Districts 67

We are pleased to announce that early childhood behavioral and developmental screening will be available again this year for families with children aged 3- 5 years old residing in Districts 67 school boundaries. This screening is offered on a monthly basis and is free of charge.

Early childhood developmental screening provides an opportunity for young children and their families to access a wide variety of services and early childhood programs, and promotes and supports parent/guardians understanding of their child's health, development, and learning needs. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please sign up!

Screening will  take place at Sheridan Elementary School between the hours of 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. on a monthly basis as follows:
    •    September 28, 2021
    •    November 2, 2021
    •    December 7, 2021
    •    January 25, 2022
    •     March 1, 2022
    •     April 5, 2022

To sign up, please use this formSign-up for September screening by September 22, 2021.


Sheridan Elementary School
1260 N. Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045


AM Preschool:
M-F 8:30-11:00am

PM Preschool:
M-F 12:00-2:30pm


3-5 years

Tuition Rate/Deposit:

Community of Learners Preschool requires a DEPOSIT of $500. This deposit holds your space for the Community of Learners program and is a non-refundable deposit.

The tuition rate is set each spring by the Board of Education. 2021-2022 school year tuition is $4,200.00.

For additional information:

JoAnn Ford-Halvorsen
Director of Student Services