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Longfellow School
715 Highland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304
Educators at Longfellow School continue District 97's mission of incorporating an education that promotes anMore understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education. And like all schools in District 97's purview, parents have access to the Longfellow's faculty through an active PTO.
Percy Julian Middle School
420 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Named after famous chemist and Oak Park resident Percy Lavon Julian, this Oak Park middle school serves local studentsMore in sixth through eighth grade. Julian is one of two middle schools in Oak Park. Students from Beye, Irving, Longfellow, & Mann elementary schools attend middle school here. School leaders say they're committed to offering their adolescent students an educational foundation that includes "knowledge, creativity, fitness, self-esteem and respect for others." The curriculum includes traditional subjects of study, including language arts, physical education, consumer science, visual arts, music, health and technology. There's also a wealth of extra curricular activities available for Julian students.