Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center

1550 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435-0604
Tel: (815)729-0930
Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
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 Special Education School
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
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission


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

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 Garden Gate Montessori School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Joliet
    Joliet Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 725 students
    0.4 miles
    1200 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
  • Plainfield
    Grades: PK-KG | 71 students
    0.4 miles
    4998 Theodore St
    Plainfield, IL 60586
  • Crest Hill
    Franciscan Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-NS | 84 students
    0.4 miles
    1734 Theodore Street
    Crest Hill, IL 60403
  • Crest Hill
    Joliet Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-9 | 102 students
    0.9 miles
    1600 Root St
    Crest Hill, IL 60403
  • Joliet
    Our Savior Lutheran Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-KG | 90 students
    1 miles
    1910 Black Rd
    Joliet, IL 60435

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