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Kenosha has excellent primary and secondary education systems that offer diverse and challenging learning opportunities that consistently outperform the nation, in terms of standardized test scores.

Pre-K/Early Education

Kenosha County

Kenosha County has a wide variety of early education opportunities. It's a large enough community to offer a range of quality options from public 4K, public and private day care centers and preschools and parochial, montessori, charter, and specialty learning environments. Yet it's small enough to make it convenient for your daily life - and not inconvenient on your pocketbook.

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Kiddie Kare A’Kademie

The Prechool and Daycare of Choice for Kenosha

The Kenosha area is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. At Kiddie Kare A’Kademie, we partner with parents and caregivers in providing top-quality, nurturing childcare. We offer specialized care and learning for infants through school-age children. Our teachers and staff know every child and care for every child as if they were our own. Established in 1991, we are dedicated to developing your child’s learning potential.

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KENOSHA YMCA EARLY CHILDHOOD

Watch your child LEARN, GROW & THRIVE!

The Y is a state-licensed facility with a commitment to providing the highest quality care. Our mission and core values will leave you feeling secure knowing your child is in an inclusive, positive and nurturing environment. Curriculum includes Kindergarten preparation with an emphasis on Social Emotional Learning. Plus nutritionally sound breakfast, lunch & snacks, free swim lessons on Thursdays for children 3-5, and Gym/Outdoor Time, all ages.

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Extended Love Child Development Center

An Extension of Love, from Home to School.

It’s hard to leave your child in the care of someone else. EL has 29 years of experience caring for children 6 weeks through school age. We believe in nurturing the “whole” child physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. We help children develop the skills to become confident, strong, creative and healthy individuals. Proud to be voted the Best of Kenosha “Child Care” Winner in 2013 and 2018.

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KUSD is providing excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success.

Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is the third largest school district in the state, educating more than 21,000 students annually at 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, charter schools, 5 choice school and one specialty school. Among Wisconsin's five largest districts, it has the second-highest advanced/proficient scores.

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K-12

Kenosha County

Kenosha County is one of the largest communities in the state and consequently has some of the largest schools. This means that there are a wide range of academic and extra curricular programs for every type of child. Kenosha Unified School District serves the communities of Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers - more than 20,000 students in all. Charter, choice, and private school are also excellent options available for students to consider. The smaller school districts in the western part of the County have highly-rated and well performing schools.

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Public

The Kenosha Unified School District - one of the largest districts in the state, educating more than 20,000 students - serves the communities of Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers. It has 22 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, five charter schools, five choice schools, one specialty school and one Head Start child development center. Additionally, the western part of the county has several smaller school districts including Bristol, Central High School Westosha, Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated, Wilmot Union High School and Paris Consolidated School Districts.

Private

Every child is different and it's a good thing to have a range of different options for your child's education. Shoreland Lutheran High School, All Saints and St. Joseph Catholic Academies, Christian Life School, the Goddard School and Pleasant Prairie Renaissance are just some of the many private school options in Kenosha County. In all, there are more than 17 private/parochial K-12 schools within Kenosha County. There are many more within commuting distance in nearby Racine, Lake and Walworth counties.

Christian Life School

Authentic Faith. Exceptional Curriculum. Lifelong Leaders.

Christian Life School aims to be the premiere K2-12th grade college preparatory school. With over 100 churches represented, students are not only academically driven but spiritually prepared to defend their faith in today's world.

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Choice & Charter School Options through KUSD

Open to all families in Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers

Each student in the Kenosha Unified School District is assigned to a school based on the boundary in which they live. However, every student has the option to attend other schools by choice. Choice and charter schools offer the same core subjects and have the same graduation requirements as the rest of the schools in the district. However, their delivery technique and electives may vary depending on the school’s focus and emphasis.

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Discover the Treasures at All Saints Catholic School

At All Saints Catholic School, we are dedicated to forming the whole child.

All Saints Catholic School is rooted in our Catholic faith, strong moral values and academic rigor. In a 3-year old preschool through 8th grade environment, we provide low student-to-teacher ratios, as well as a caring, dynamic and disciplined environment. Our teachers are dedicated, child-centered and academically excellent. We offer comprehensive fine arts and sports programs. Set out to discover this treasure!

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KUSD Theater Arts shines on a national stage

Amazing directors, talented and hard-working student actors and crew, dedicated volunteers and supportive staff work together to put on incredible productions.

The Kenosha Unified School District's theater arts program is one of the strongest in the nation, annually invited to the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska to showcase their season's best productions. In 2018, they were asked to pilot 'Freaky Friday' - becoming one of only three high schools in the nation to perform the musical. While performing the show in Nebraska, the Disney Channel showcased the KUSD production!

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Colleges & Universities

Kenosha County

Kenosha is definitely a college town! More then 3,500 degrees are awarded annually in Kenosha County from one of five institutions of higher learning operating here, each with its own academic programs and focus. Carthage College is a four-year private liberal arts college with a beautiful campus on the shores of Lake Michigan. Gateway Technical College is one of the largest schools in the the state-run Wisconsin Technical College System, educating thousands of students annually for health, business, manufacturing & engineering and service careers. Herzing University offers both online and on campus Healthcare, Business, and Technology college degrees for adults. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a four-year public university offering 33 undergraduate majors and three master's degrees in 22 academic departments. Concordia University offers degree programs for adult learners at their Kenosha Center.

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UW-Parkside's pre-health signature program is extraordinary

The pre-med program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has acceptance rate into medical school that is over twice the national average at 90%.

Successful applicants to professional programs not only need to be strong academic performers and scholars, they also need to be dedicated to the field of health and medicine, be committed to helping others, and have a strong sense of community service. The degrees, programs, and students within UW-Parkside's Center for Health Sciences reflect this truth.

UW-Parkside Center for Health Sciences

Get ready for Industry 4.0 with Gateway

New programs & cutting-edge facilities help students develop skills

Gateway prepares the workforce for Industry 4.0 careers in high-growth industries. State-of-the-art facilities like the SC Johnson iMET Center help students get connected to the Internet of Things. And Gateway expanded its offerings by launching four new Industry 4.0 programs in Supply Chain, Advanced Manufacturing, IT-Cybersecurity and IT-Data Analytics.

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Earn Your BSN Degree in 3 Years or Less!

You want to make a difference, helping others. We want to help you get there.

Herzing University offers multiple starts throughout the year, and the opportunities to gain real-life experience in our dynamic Simulation Center — from routine events to crisis situation, develop hands-on experience during your clinical experiences with actual patients, and to graduate in as little as 3 years. Our concentrated curriculum will help you stay on track with your career goals. Scholarships are available.

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The space sciences program at Carthage College

A nationally recognized undergraduate program that provides students hands-on opportunities in technology development and atmospheric sciences through partnerships with NASA and academic researchers around the world.

For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station.

Carthage College Space Sciences Program