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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."

Mount Assisi Academy
13860 Main St, Lemont, IL 60439

As the only Catholic all-girls high school in Lemont, Mount Assisi Academy is dedicated to encouraging students toMore "discover their God-given talents and to achieve their fullest potential through challenging academics, spiritual development and supportive co-curricular activities."

Mount Assisi is sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King. Students are required to take a variety of classes in the fields of theology, English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language, physical education and business/technology.

The school graduated 65 students in 2010. Of all graduates, 97 percent continued their education at post-secondary institutions.

Mount Assisi's current principal is Sister Mary Francis Werner. Tina Donahue is the school's president.

Mary Sears Children's Academy
15533 129th St, Lemont, IL 60439

The Mary Sears Schools opened in 1964 when Mary Sears, the mother of seven children, recognized the need for qualityMore education in the Southern Suburbs. The school's location in Lemont offers childcare for children from 6 weeks to 12 years and before- and after-school programs, as well as summer camps. At Mary Sears Children's Academy, students are encouraged emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically.

This state-accredited school offers children the opportunity to take part in activities such as swimming, nature walks, dance, foreign language classes, pony rides and tutoring. Teachers also prepare children for music, computers, math and reading while encouraging a love for learning through a wholesome, creative, safe and fun learning environment. This school's mission is to value every child and make sure they are prepared for the world ahead of them as they leave.

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