Local schools, addressing every level of education, provide a premier academic environment.

  • The Whiting School System is one of 8 in Indiana to achieve national Blue Ribbon status, has been honored as an “Exemplary” school district by the State, and has—for each of the past 10 years—ranked in the Top 5 of Lake County high schools for % of students passing the ISTEP. Learn more about the schools here (
  • Saint John the Baptist is one of the Gary Diocese’s best K-8 schools. ISTEP passage rates exceed 90%, ranking it among the top in the State. With a focus on values-based learning and personal academic excellence, St. John the Baptist has been a cornerstone of the community for over a century.  For further information call the school office at 219-659-3042.
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph is a small, family-oriented, four-year college offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees as well as certificate programs.  Learn more about the school here (
  • Hammond Schools – Learn more about the schools here (