Somers is part of the Kenosha Unified School District, which is one of the best performing large school districts in the state. Additionally, there are many private school options in Somers or very close by providing plenty of choices for families looking for a great education for their kids!
As you can see from the list below, there are many great options for day care, Pre-Kindergarten and Early Education for your child in Somers. With so many choices, there is sure to be one that is the right fit for you and your family. Additionally, Somers Elementary - the area's primary public elementary school - has a wonderful 4K program with award-winning teachers.
Spotlight on Somers Elementary Early Education teacher Justine Jerry
2018-2019 KUSD Teacher of the Year
Early Education teacher Justine Jerry holds a special place in the hearts of her students. Her colleagues will tell you she's excited about what she does, she's passionate and always a positive force of energy for the students and everyone around her. She has been teaching for the Kenosha Unified School District for 25 years - most of them at Somers Elementary. Justine was recognized as the KUSD Teacher of the Year in 2018-2019.
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.
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.
Cornerstone Academy is a preschool in Kenosha serving children from the age of six weeks to 12 years. We provide a rich and nurturing atmosphere for your child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth all while in a fun learning environment. Our skilled staff and admirable surroundings are the vital components of our program. Cornerstone offers live webcams for parents to view their child’s daily activities. Stop in ANYTIME for a tour!
Somers is a part of the The Kenosha Unified School District - one of the largest districts in the state, educating more than 20,000 students. KUSD seeks to provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success. They are consistently one of Wisconsin’s top performing urban school districts that is highly regarded for continuously exceeding all expectations. To see a map of the school boundaries, please click here.
The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is one of the most successful school districts in the State of Wisconsin. There are three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school run by KUSD serving the Village & Town of Somers.
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 Friedens Lutheran School are just some of the many private school options in Somers or very nearby. 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.
"I love, love, love teaching at Bullen Middle School! The team of teachers and staff are second to none and we love making a difference every day and teaching these bright young minds! So thankful to be at a school that believes in educating every student and challenging them to achieve their own version of success."
- Jen Jankiewicz
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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Ranked the #1 independent school in Wisconsin, students age 3 – 18 pursue and achieve excellence in all areas at Prairie. By capitalizing on ample leadership and co-curricular opportunities, your child will realize their dreams as a scholar, artist, athlete, and leader. TPS students shape individual learning experiences allowing them to become the best version of themselves as they enter the next phase of their life capable and confident.
Somers is home to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is very near to both Carthage College and Gateway Technical College's Kenosha and Racine campuses. Additional world-class institutions like Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and many more are a short drive away.
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Internships and Externships at Carthage College
A partnership between an employer and an educational institution to benefit the student’s learning beyond the classroom.
An internship is a formal opportunity for students to integrate classroom learning with practical experience in the workplace. Interns enjoy real-work projects, close supervision and mentoring, and the opportunity to learn more about an industry and organization. The Carthage in Chicago experience provides students with a semester-long internship or a major academic project while living in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
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92% of Gateway graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
Gateway graduates are career-ready. Employers love that, which is why 92% of our graduates are hired within six months of graduation, earning more than $18/hour on average. How? Simple: small class sizes and expert faculty help prepare students for nationally recognized certifications through hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment is designed to meet area employers' needs. That's how Gateway makes lIfe-size opportunities.
Students can apply their knowledge and skills to real-world experiences while serving their communities
How many times have you spent hours on a paper or project, only for it to be seen and graded by the instructor, and then filed away or thrown out? With community-based learning, you do real projects that make a difference in the community. For example: instead of creating a brochure for an invented company, you produce a brochure for a local nonprofit organization that is used long after your grade is recorded.