Pre-Kindergarten at LBES

Lake Bluff School District 65 is pleased to offer a blended pre-kindergarten program.  The program began in the 2014 - 2015 school year and will be in its fourth year for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

   Morning Program  Afternoon Program
Any child who is three years old on or before September 1, 2017  Any child who is four years old on or before September 1, 2017
Hours and Days  8:05 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Monday through Friday while school is
in session
12:10 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Monday through Friday while school is in session 
Between 12 and 15 students Between 12 and 15 students (one or two spots available)

What is a Blended Pre-Kindergarten Program?
A blended program means that there will be children in the class who are typically developing and others who have special needs. Two certified teachers will teach the class: one who is certified to teach special education students and one who is certified to teach typically developing children. The teachers will be teaching all of the children in the program regardless of whether or not they have a disability. Additionally, in a blended program, our speech/language pathologists, reading specialists, occupational therapists, and other support staff work with children in the classroom who require supports.

This program is perfect for a child who has an older sibling at Lake Bluff Elementary School or for a family who is looking to immerse their child in an environment with a highly talented staff that will teach a curriculum and program that will help to prepare them for entry into Kindergarten within our district!

Cost information for the 2017 - 2018 school year will be available after the Board of Education has approved the schedule of student fees.  Students with an identified area of disability who are receiving services through an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) attend with a tuition waiver and must pay the cost of fees.

To pre-register your child for the 2017 - 2018 school year, please click here.

For More Information
For additional information, please contact Dr. Kevin Rubenstein, Director of Student Services, Technology, and Assessment at 847--234-9400 or via e-mail at