Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center

1550 Plainfield Road,
Joliet, IL, 60435-0604
Tel: (815)729-0930
Guardian Angel Community Services has been providing social services to Will and Grundy Counties since 1897.
Our mission has been and will continue to be improving the lives of children, families, and individuals.
The Day Treatment Program established in 1976 was renamed in 1999 as the Dillard Harris Educational Center after a prominent Educator and Board Member of Guardian Angel Home.
The program accepts students, grades 5-12, who have been unsuccessful in both regular education and in the special education classrooms within their public school.
The program's therapeutic approach focuses on meeting the student's emotional and academic needs.
Behavior modification and supportive approaches are utilized in helping students develop the skills necessary to return to their home school.
Individual and group therapy are provided to help students understand and overcome the behaviors that have excluded them from the public school setting.
An individualized instructional program is offered to students to correct specific academic skills and deficiencies that have contributed to their behavior problems.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Football, Softball, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
FootballSoftball,
Volleyball

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Joliet Catholic Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garden Gate Montessori School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Franciscan Learning Center (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Joliet Joliet Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    1200 N Larkin Avenue
    Joliet , IL , 60435
    (815)741-0500
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  933  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Plainfield Garden Gate Montessori School
    Montessori School
    4998 Theodore St
    Plainfield , IL , 60586
    (815)254-5012
    Montessori School
    0.4  mi  |  62  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Crest Hill Franciscan Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    1734 Theodore Street
    Crest Hill , IL , 60403
    (815)744-7634
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Crest Hill
    Joliet Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1600 Root Street
    Crest Hill , IL , 60403
    (815)741-4180
    Montessori School
    0.9  mi  |  152  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Joliet Our Savior Lutheran Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1910 Black Rd
    Joliet , IL , 60435
    (815)725-1688
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1  mi  |  135  students  |  Gr.  K

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