Spring Valley Schools Pre K - 12

John F. Kennedy School


John F. Kennedy  Building(Pre K - 8)

800 N. Richards Street

Phone: (815) 664-4601


Hall High School


Hall High School (9-12)

800 West Erie Street

Phone: (815) 664-2100


Hall H. S. Education Foundation


 The Hall High School Education Foundation was formed in 1993 to enrich and supplement the regular education programs offered to students of Hall High School. Tax-deductible contributions enable the Education Foundation to provide the students of Hall High School with more choices, greater learning opportunities, and programs that enhance and expand upon their regular curriculum. The purchase of equipment for laboratories and resource centers and providing enrichment programs are examples of how the Education Foundation can do this. The Education Foundation and its Board of Directors are an independent entity from the school district and use no tax money. Only private gifts support the activities of the Education Foundation. Contributions and memorials may be mailed to the Foundation at the above address. 

St. Bede Academy


St. Bede Academy

24 W. US Hwy 6

Peru, IL 61354

Phone: (815) 223-3140

  • 350 Students
  • Private Co-ed Catholic High School


Click on INTERNATIONAL for program information.

Illinois Valley Community College




(13 mi. SE) 2 year state funded

Illinois Valley Community College is a comprehensive public community college covering all and parts of eight counties in North Central Illinois including Bureau County. Students are enrolled in baccalaureate/transfer programs, occupational/technical programs, and general studies and adult basic education.  In addition to academic and technical programs, the College offers a comprehensive array of services designed to encourage students’ success. Extracurricular activities include 27 clubs and organizations and eight intercollegiate athletic teams. 

The College works in collaboration with area businesses through the Small Business Development, Dislocated Workers, Business Training and Continuing Education Centers. Illinois Valley Community College, which is located less than 10 minutes from Spring Valley, has an outstanding business training center.  Businesses locating here can count on their services to provide training, occupational upgrading, vocational courses and workforce development to meet their needs.  Truck training, welding, HVAC, electrical, computer and a new warehousing certification are just some of their offerings in addition to their associate degree programs. Last year the business training center served 30 local companies, conducting approximately 90 courses and training approximately 1000 employees.  On-site 4-year degree programs in collaboration with other universities are being investigated.

Area Colleges and Universities

 Other nearby colleges and universities include Sauk Valley Community College, Kishwaukee College, Joliet Junior College, Illinois Central Community College, Heartland Community College, Northern Illinois University, Bradley University, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, and University of Illinois.  These higher education institutions offer a diverse range of majors and degrees and are all located within one and a half hour’s drive of Spring Valley.  In addition, University of Illinois Extension of Bureau County provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, farms, businesses and communities in Illinois. 

 Northern Illinois University DeKalb

(75 mi. NE) 4 year state funded

Illinois State University Normal

(77 mi. SE) 4 year state funded

Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington
(80 mi. SE) 4 year private

Bradley University Peoria

(50 mi. SE) 4 year private

Illinois Accredited Online Colleges