Pioneer Sholes School
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve

37W700 Dean St.
St. Charles, Illinois 60175


Refer to ppfv.org/pioneer-sholes-school for open hours.

Note: The Pioneer Sholes School is not open to the public, this summer, due to the pandemic. Please refer to Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley's website to view updates.

This school was moved to LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, and is an authentically restored and furnished one room country school, used regularly as a classroom by students and teachers who want to relive a school day as it was 100 years ago. Curriculum materials are available upon request. A collection of 19th and early 20th century school texts, early official Kane County education records and oral histories of one room schools are a few of the school's features. Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, a volunteer organization, manages the Pioneer Sholes School. For more information, visit https://www.ppfv.org/pioneer-sholes-school.

Group and school tours are available by appointment at (630) 377-6424.