Welcome to Grand Avenue Preschools, established early childhood centers, providing quality care and education for over 40 years in the western suburbs of Burr Ridge, LaGrange Highlands and Western Springs. 





Enrollment for Fall 2022 -23 School Year

Registration for Grand Avenue Preschool (ages 2-5) and its Kindergarten enrichment programs are open for the Fall 2022-23 school year.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis, so sign up soon to secure your child’s spot. Click on “Registration Forms” at the top of this page. Fill out the information, save and email to the location you want to attend.  Waiting lists will be confirmed via email or a phone call as spots open up. We do have a few preschool openings left so call us for pricing and details.

Programs offered include “2’s are Grand”, part-day morning preschool classes, all day preschool classes, afternoon Kindergarten STEAM program with a hot, organic lunch and Before/After school care for children up to 5th  grade.

For over 40 years, parents have trusted Grand Avenue as an important first step in their child’s education.  Our programs focus on the development of the whole child, fully preparing them academically, socially and emotionally for their elementary education years.  We strive to nurture self-esteem and independence in each child and to set the stage for future learning through a positive first experience at school.  In addition to social and emotional development, the curriculum also includes math, language arts, natural sciences, music, art and fine/gross motor stimulation.


On-site management ensures that quality is a habit that is reinforced and managed each and every day.  We have an open door policy – your family and children are always welcome.

Current programs are as follows:

Burr Ridge

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6880 N. Frontage Road, Suite #200

Hours of operation:  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone number:  630 974-6150 

FAX:  708 354-0165 


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ALL-DAY programs – (7 AM – 6 PM)  Ages 3 to 5 years old. Please call the office for prices.


FULL STEAM AHEAD – An afternoon kindergarten enrichment program serving students in the surrounding school districts. A hot organic lunch is included.  Monday thru Fridays, 11:45 – 3:15 PM. Parents may select as many days for their child as they wish. 

Door-to-door busing available for D181 & D101.  

Program includes bus, hot catered organic lunch and daily lesson. 


Please call (630) 974-6150 to reserve a spot with directors Mindy Jashari or Alex Drakes Markgraf or register on their website: grandavenuepreschool.com

Take a virtual tour https://youtu.be/D4oVg-P2hU0.


Part-day PRESCHOOL programs for 2, 3 & 4 yr olds (by Sept. 1). 

Two’s are Grand (TTh) – 8:45-10:45 AM

3’s Preschool (MWF) – 8:45-11:15 AM

Pre-K 4’s (M-F or MWF) – 8:45-11:15 AM


Please call the office for prices.


LaGrange Highlands

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE – grades K thru 5th. 

This program will remain on campus. 

Please use Door #12 and ring the bell.


5850 Laurel Ave


7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone number: 708 485-3827

[email protected]


Western Springs

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4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs

Hours of operation:  6:45 AM – 6:00 PM

Summer Hours:  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone number: 708-246-2270

FAX: 708-246-2129

[email protected]

Please call for questions with directors JoAnn Buralli or Natalie DeNicola or register on their website: grandavenuepreschool.com.

Please go to our LOCATIONS tab for a VIRTUAL TOUR of our Western Springs location.

ALL-DAY programs (6:45 AM – 6 PM) – Ages 3 to 5 years old. Please call the office for prices. 

FULL STEAM AHEAD – A kindergarten enrichment program serving D101 students.  Hours are 11:45 – 6 PM and includes lunch. Please call the office for prices.

Hot organic lunch included for all full day programs.

         BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL CARE programs – 1st to 5th grades. Please call the office for prices.

Part day PRESCHOOL programs for 2 to 5 year olds (by Sept. 1).

Two’s are Grand – (TTh) 9-11:00 AM

3’s – (MWF) 8:45-11:15 AM, 9-11:30 AM  

4’s preschool –  (Choice of 4 or 5 mornings) 8:45-11:15 AM, 9-11:30 AM

Please call the office for prices.


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All locations are taking enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.

New families can submit applications now by going to the Registration Forms link above and filling out the Application & Enrollment form, save it and email to the WS location at [email protected] or the Burr Ridge location at [email protected].  You will be contacted by the Director.  Call for prices or questions. We are ready to serve you however we can.

Programs offered at Burr Ridge and Western Springs

Part day preschool programs, ages 2 thru 5 – mornings only.

Kindergarten STEAM program – afternoons only. 

Before and After School care for grades 1st thru 5th. (WS and LGH locations)


Click on the link located at the top of this page for our


Burr Ridge 

Two’s are Grand and Full STEAM Ahead  – 2022-2023 School Year
D101, D181 and surrounding communities, does your kindergartener need something fun yet challenging to do in the afternoons? Each day will focus on a different subject area in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).
Monday thru Fridays, 11:45 – 3:15 PM.
Program includes bus, hot catered organic lunch and daily lesson.


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