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River Valley School
15425 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439

Open since 2003, River Valley is the newest elementary school in the Lemont-Bromberek School District. The buildingMore houses approximately 565 students grades 3-5, and is adjoined to Oakwood School.

The school currently has four third-grade classes, five fourth-grade classes, six fifth-grade classes and one third/fourth split. As of 2009, 84.3 percent of students met or exceeded state standards, according to the state report card.

Led by Principal Debra Lynch, River Valley strives to "achieve a child-centered environment that promotes academic progress, personal and social growth, as well as development of life skills, self-esteem, and lifelong love of learning."

Preferred Mortgage Planners
15419 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439
Preferred Mortgage Planners assists with home buying or refinancing. It specializes in express loans. It is located onMore 127 Street and Bulldog Boulevard, near River Valley Elementary School.  From the front entrance, the office is accessible through the courtyard. See its website for more.
Oakwood School
1130 Kim Pl, Lemont, IL 60439

Oakwood School, one of three elementary schools in District 113A, serves all kindergarten, first- and second-gradeMore students in Lemont. The building adjoins River Valley School and houses approximately 750 students.

First- and second-graders at Oakwood receive daily instruction in the subjects of math, science, social studies, language arts and physical education. Weekly activities and lessons include art, music and computer lab and library visits.

The kindergarten curriculum focuses on math and reading readiness, with an emphasis on enhancing vocabulary and letter recognition. Students also participate in daily physical education with a specialist.

Oakwood's current principal is Catherine Slee.

The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439

For more than 30 years, the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC), also known as the Rama Temple, has been servingMore thousands of Hindu families in the Chicagoland area. Located near the Des Plaines River Valley, the complex consists of two temples: the Rama temple and Ganesha-Shiva-Durga temple, both of which were constructed by artisans and builders from India.

The HTGC offers priest services by appointment, but is open for worship Monday - Friday, 9am - 9pm. The temple holds monthly classes and special events, such as yoga and meditation, music festivals and Sunday School for children. It is also open to people outside the Hindu religion. The architecture and rich cultural experience make it a must-see destination in Lemont. Groups of five or more can schedule tours from 10am to 11:30am by calling 630-972-0300.

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