Parklawn School Activity Center

  • Park Lawn was founded in 1955 by a small group of parents who challenged national and state legislature that only provided funding for the education of children deemed "educable." Recognizing untapped potential in their children, these parents were determined to provide opportunities to help them lead active and productive lives.
  • Parents began teaching their children in classroom space donated by a church in Evergreen Park.
  • Other families seeking similar services joined them. Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Park Lawn's mission is to provide comprehensive services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • The goal is to promote independence, choice and access to mainstream living.
  • We believe that people with disabilities earnestly wish to live a normal life.
  • They want to go to school, hold a job that truly needs to be done, a place to live comfortably, and they want a full and active social life.
  • Within this context Park Lawn provides adult developmental training, vocational services, supported employment, residential opportunities, and recreational activities. All are backed with professional staff support.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Bilingual School Association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12

Student Body

Total Students15 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
73%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Parklawn School Activity Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Arlington Heights
    Grades: K-9 | 232 students
    104.2 miles
    2550 N Arlington Heights Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 590-5700
    104.2 K-9
    232
  • Blue Island
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 8 students
    70.7 miles
    1962 Broadway St
    Blue Island, IL 60406
    (708) 389-8137
    70.7 4-12
    8
  • Chicago
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 244 students
    87.3 miles
    955 W. Grand Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 236-6388
    87.3 PK-12
    244
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 91 students
    87.8 miles
    900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-5600
    87.8 PK-8
    91
  • Chicago
    New Horizon Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 47 students
    92.1 miles
    6737 W Forest Preserve Ave
    Chicago, IL 60634
    (773) 286-6226
    92.1 2-12
    47

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