Larkin Center School

515 Sports Way,
Elgin, IL, 60123-0601
Tel: (847)888-9590
The Larkin Center facility serves up to 100 students grades 1-12 from more than 30 school districts in Northern Illinois.
Outpatient family counseling for children, teens and their families struggling with mental illness or behavior issues Established as an orphanage in 1896 for 25 children, the Larkin Center started with one staff member and a small facility on St. Charles Street in Elgin.
Larkin's staff now numbers 190 professionals skilled in such programming areas as social work, psychology, activity therapy, education and administration.
The agency now has six group homes for children and teens; group home for adults; subsidized rental apartments for adults; a special education school for up to 100 students, grades 1-12 and a historic main campus at 1212 Larkin Ave in Elgin.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 4 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 67 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 70%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Larkin Center School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Fox Valley Lutheran Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd Lutheran School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Lutheran School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Elgin Fox Valley Lutheran Academy
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1111 Van St
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)741-7795
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.2  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Elgin
    Good Shepherd Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1111 Van Street
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)741-7795
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.2  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Elgin
    St. Thomas More Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1625 W Highland Ave
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)742-3959
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  273  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Elgin
    Main Lane KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1520 Main Lane
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)697-0555
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  60  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Elgin
    St. Laurence Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    572 Standish St
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)468-6100
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  201  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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