Currently Enrolling for Next School Year!

We are currently enrolling three and four year olds for the 2014-15 school year. Please contact us at parkwest@parkwestcoop.org or 773-327-1115 to find out more about our play-based programs and to set up a tour.

Park West Video!

Prospective Parent Open Houses

We will be hosting two Prospective Parent Orientations for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here for more details.

  • Friday November 7, 2014 at 2:30pm
  • Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 6:30pm
  • Friday February 20, 2015 at 2:30pm

Upcoming School Event

Help us fundraise at Que Syrah!
We partnered with Que Syrah (3714 N. Southport Ave.) for our 2014 Wine Event. The event was held on November 6th, and it was a fun evening of mingling, eating, and wine tasting. It was also a big success with over $3000 in sales which means $450+ donated back to Park West. This is a fantastic start and, with your help, we'd love to keep the momentum going! Click here for more information.

Why Do Children Need Nursery School?

Click here to read Jane's thought on the need for our children to attend nursery school.

Our School

Park West offers nurturing and stimulating half-day programs for children 2 1/2 to 4 years of age.  Our relaxed, though structured, format of free-play allows our children to explore their environment.  For the children of Park West, this school brings a nurturing oasis where they learn that discovering new things is messy business, full of risks but also full of joys; where they find that exploring with others and trusting new friends with new ideas is hard work but ultimately quite satisfying; and where they experience school as a place where they find as much about themselves as the world around them.



Our History and Location

In 1971, Park West was established by a group of parents who wanted to provide a nursery school for their children in which parents were involved in all aspects of their child's first school experience.

Today, Park West continues this tradition and is a cooperative school where parents, as members, have certain benefits:  an opportunity to spend time with your children in the classroom and a chance to work as a community toward a collective goal.

Our facility is located in St. Pauls Church on the corner of Fullerton Avenue on the near north side of Chicago in the heart of Lincoln Park.