Education

Pontiac offers exceptional educational experiences for students of all ages. From the youngest pre-schooler, to the college student, there are many options available from which parents and students can choose.

Pre-School and Day Care

Noah’s Ark Preschool
311 W. Grove St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-2625

Heartland Head Start
1305 E. Indiana
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-2845

Central Elementary School (Public)
117 W. Livingston St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-30230

Elementary Schools

Pontiac School District #429
117 West Livingston Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-1533

Central Elementary School (Public)
117 W. Livingston St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-30230

Grace Christian School
1314 E. Indiana Avenue
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 419-2030

Lincoln Elementary School (Public)
514 S. Main Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-3924

Washington Elementary School (Public)
400 N. Morrow St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-3687

St. Mary’s Catholic School
414 N. Main St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-6585

Junior High School 

Pontiac Junior High School
600 N. Morrow St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-4343
Senior High School

St. Mary’s Catholic School
414 N. Main St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-6585

High School 

Pontiac Township High School
1100 Indiana Ave.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-6113
District 90 Website

College & University

Heartland Community College
(Campus in Pontiac and Normal)
Heartland Community College Website
Heartland Community College was established in 1990. It has a current enrollment of over 10,000  credit students and 20,000 non-credit students. HCC offers associate and transfer degrees. Students  can qualify for certification in 58 different areas.  

Illinois State University
(Campus in Normal - 35 Miles)
Illinois State University Website
Founded in 1857, ISU was the first public university in Illinois. Current enrollment is around 20,000.  There are 6 colleges, 1,400 faculty and staff members, and 35 academic departments with more than  160 fields of study.

Illinois Wesleyan University
(Campus in Bloomington - 37 Miles)
Illinois Wesleyan University Website
A private university founded in 1850. IWU has an enrollment of 2,000 and is recognized as one of the  nation’s premiere private residential liberal arts universities.
There are 39 majors and three pre-professional programs with 184 faculty members.

Lincoln College
(Main campus in Normal - 35 Miles)
Lincoln College Website
Lincoln College offers academic and vocational programs.
Accredited by the North Central AssociationLincoln offers both associate and bachelor’s degrees.