Amazing opportunity!
Beginning in January we will have one spot open in our Junior Kindergarten class for this current school year (2015-2016). If you are interested please reach out to admissions@parkwestcoop.org for more information. Your child must be 4 by September 1st of this year. We’d love for you to join our Park West family!

Prospective Parent Open Houses

We will be hosting three Prospective Parent Orientations for the 2016-2017 school year. Click here for more details.

  • Friday, November 6th at 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm
  • Friday, February 19th at 2:30 pm

Park West Video!

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.