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Friendly Oaks Park
5400 163rd St, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Visitors at Friendly Oaks Park can monkey around on the playground and tot lot before heading over to the baseball fieldMore to catch a game. With 2.9 acres, there's also enough space for a tennis court and flag football field. Benches throughout the park are convenient for a quick rest between activities.

Oak Forest KinderCare
15700 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Equipped with a full playground, experienced and licensed care takers, shuttle bus transportation, and a safe,More educational environment; KinderCare of Oak Forest is a premier learning center for those ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.  KinderCare offers many enrichment and developmental programs for your children as well as a countless number of available activities.  Call program director Shannon McGrath for further information.
Oak Forest Baseball Association
14844 Menard Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Regardless of age or skill level, there is a baseball program for all at Oak Forest Baseball Association. Whether youMore or your child are looking to play on a "travel team" (more competitive league) or want to enjoy the less intense and shorter season of the township league, the Oak Forest Baseball Association has divided both into age groups to provide maximum enjoyability. With an extensive membership board, the league is well run and a great activity for the whole family.


Oak Forest High School
15201 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Approximately 1,500 students from Oak Forest and the surrounding communities sport Oak Forest's black and gold.More Enrollment includes students from Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Midlothian, Orland Park, Palos, Posen and Tinley Park.

Principal Brad Sikora and school administrators pride themselves on a 96 percent graduation rate, high expectations for academics and successful athletic records since the school's opening in 1970. The school's motto, "Academics plus Activities equal  Excellence," reflects the staff's approach to a well-rounded secondary education experience for students.

Home of the Bengals, the schools offers 27 athletic activities during the fall, winter and spring sport seasons and over 45 co-curricular activities throughout the year.

Reputable alumni include New York Times bestselling author George Saunders and human rights activist Anne Sosin.

Oak Forest High School is conveniently located near Moraine Valley and South Suburban Community Colleges, Governors State University, St. Xavier University and south suburban locations of DePaul, DeVry and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Victor J. Andrew High School
9001 171st St, Orland Hills, IL 60487

One of three schools in Consolidated High School District 230, Victor J. Andrew High School has more than 2,500More students from Tinley Park, Orland Park and Orland Hills. Robert Nolting is the principal. The Thunderbolts (or T-Bolts for short) offer a wide range of classes, sports, clubs and activities.

The school's overall performance on state tests is below the state average, although its performance on the Prairie State Achievement Examination is habitually above state average.

Tinley Park High School
6111 175th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477

One of four schools in Bremen High School District 228, Tinley Park High School opened in 1961. Dr. Theresa NolanMore is principal of the school, which has more than 1,100 students from Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Markham and Country Club Hills. The Tinley Park Titans offer a full contingent of classes, sports, clubs and activities.

The school's overall performance on state tests is below the state average, although its performance on the Prairie State Achievement Examination is habitually above state average.

Kerkstra Elementary School
14950 Laramie Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452

One of Forest Ridge School District 142's four schools, G. Kerkstra focuses on a portion of the district's first-More through fifth-grade student population. It was the district's second school to open, in 1962.

Located at 149th Street and Laramie Avenue, Kerkstra educates 402 students; 33 of those participate in the district's special education co-ops.

The school prides itself on an environment that promotes respectful, open, friendly and caring attitudes in its well-rounded students. Students are also eligible for the STAR program (Students' Talents and Abilities are Recognized). The program is designed to identify students who have mastered areas of the regular curriculum. Those students then are encouraged to participate in small group classes, special activities and projects.

Staff members also engage students in character education programs throughout the year. For more information on Kerkstra, visit the school's website.

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