Schools

The Rockford School District covers 99 Square Miles and features a Public School System, Parochial Schools and a Charter School.

The public school system consists of a High School, an alternative high school, Freshman Center, two middle schools and eight elementary schools. The Rockford Public School District is fully accredited and state and nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon District of Excellence. The Board of Education and staff are committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The RPS exemplary educational system is a result of the collaborative efforts of parents, students, school, and community. Together, they provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential by placing emphasis on local, state, and national curriculum standards, a strong character education program, and a variety of after-school learning opportunities.

There are two Catholic Schools, Our Lady of Consolation and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one located in Rockford on 11 Mile Road, and one in Belmont on Belmont Road. Both are kindergarten through eighth grade levels and also have preschool programs. At Our Lady of Consolation they strive to challenge the mind, strengthen the heart, and nourish the spirit of every child from preschool through 8th grade. For more than 30 years, Our Lady of Consolation has served as a beacon of faith and knowledge to area families eager to enlighten the hearts and minds of young learners. Throughout the years, Our Lady of Consolation has been a place where Christian values are not only taught, but instilled. Here educators share a love of God and a passion for guiding each child’s spiritual and academic journey. It’s a place where trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School is dedicated to providing a quality Catholic education for students in levels K-8. Their goal is to teach, model, and promote Gospel Values within a God-centered environment. Their commitment is to living the Good News of Jesus Christ through Message, Community, Worship, and Service.

 Rockford Christian School is located in the “lakes” area at 6060 Belding Road. It houses preschool through eighth grade. At Rockford Christian School, parents and staff partner to help each child understand the story of God’s love for them and His world, and to discover, develop, and use the gifts God has given them. Middle School students are prepared for the rigors of high school through challenging core classes along with sports, the arts and exploratory classes. Rockford Christian School works to enable all types of learners to be successful by providing differentiated instruction in the classroom, accelerated learning opportunities, and an inclusive educational support services program for students who need academic assistance. They pledge to work with you and your child to help them realize and fulfill their God-given potential.

National Heritage Academies has partnered with a voluntary local school board to create Chandler Woods Charter Academy, a no-cost public charter school. The school is located at 6895 Samrick Ave. The school is designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide a public school choice to your family so your child is prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond. Every student is given the tools for success—in and out of the classroom. With a commitment to hard work, good citizenship, and personal responsibility, students at Chandler Woods Charter Academy experience a safe, secure learning environment where achievement thrives.