Larkin Center School

  • 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 TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12

Student Body

Total Students57 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Larkin Center School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.

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