With 615 students, Arbor Park Middle School holds the title of District 145's largest. Located on Central Avenue, the…More middle school campus is also home to District 145 administration.
Under the guidance of Principal Mary Beth Sexton, 42 faculty members lead fifth through eighth grade students.
The middle school offers a full program of extra-curricular activities and athletics, including boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, track, cheerleading and running club. Students can also participate in activities like choir, band, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook, school newspaper and more. For a full list, visit the school's website.
Friendly Oaks Park 5400 163rd St, Oak Forest, IL60452 Visitors at Friendly Oaks Park can monkey around on the playground and tot lot before heading over to the baseball field…More 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.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 15050 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is a community church affiliated with the Evangelical Church of America. The…More church offers many programs for the congregation and members of the community to be involved in, including choir, handbell choir, Bible study, Sunday school, men and women's clubs, social activities and a preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds. The church always welcomes newcomers.
4 Paws Play House 15711 Cicero Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 Boarding without the confines of cages, 4 Paws Play House features day care as well as overnight stays. Instead of dogs…More being caged all day, the friendly staff at 4 Paws will play with your dog and walk them and when those activities are completed the dogs are placed in a communal play place where they are free to roam and play with the other dogs. Daytime only rates are also available upon request.
Regardless of age or skill level, there is a baseball program for all at Oak Forest Baseball Association. Whether you…More 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 KinderCare 15700 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 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.
With two locations in Oak Forest, Covenant Enabling Residence serves the population's developmentally disabled…More members. Covenant is a state-funded part of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, which is an initiative of Swedish Covenant Hospital. As immediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, the organization provides two facilties: Bjorklund House and Independence Place.
Covenant Enabling Residence was founded 17 years ago and is currently staffed by 30 full-time workers. Located at 15841 Terrace Dr., Bjorklund House has 16 residents. The second location, Independence Place located at 5700 Reynolds Ln., has eight residents. Residents range in age from 23 to 62 years old. Residency is contingent on a diagnosis of developmental disabilities prior to the candidate's 18th year.
All residents have jobs in sheltered workshops. The facilities also offer activities, trips and interactive experiences for all residents. Activities include trips to the zoo, dances, bowling, volleyball, soccer and a yearly trip to Lake Geneva.
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.