Community of Learners

  • 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 Early Childhood Program. 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 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.

  • For Additional Information:

    JoAnn Ford-Halvorsen
    Director of Student Services
    jfordhalvorsen@lfschools.net

    Location:

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

    Start Date (2022-2023 School Year):

    Monday, August 29, 2022

    Schedule:

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

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

    Ages:

    3-5 years

    Tuition Rate/Deposit:

    Community of Learners Deposit - $500. This deposit holds your space for the Community of Learners Program and is a non-refundable deposit.

    The tuition rate set by the Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year is $4,300.00.