2019 Program Dates and Daily Schedule Options

Session One: Monday, June 17– Friday, June 21
Session Two: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Students may choose to take one class, two classes, three classes, and/or recreation.

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Student Drop-off
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Class 1
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Student Drop-off/pickup/break
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Class 2
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Student pickup
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and supervised recess/student drop-off
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Class 3
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Student pickup
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Supervised recreation
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Student pickup (no later than 5:30 p.m.


  • Please register online
  • Printed applications should be used only for mail, walk-in, and scholarship applicants
  • Deadline to register for Session 1:  June 7, 2019
  • Deadline to register for Session 2:  July 19, 2019

Fees and Payment

  • Classes:  $99 each
  • Recreation:  $30 for the week 
  • For each class, students will receive certificates, t-shirts, and class photos

Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Partial scholarships are available to assist with tuition for families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
  • Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarship Application page, or you may request a scholarship application by mail by calling (309) 677-2374
  • Due to limited resources, WOW may not be able to grant every scholarship request

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

  • A fee of $15 will be assessed on all cancellations
  • For cancellations on or before June 7 (Session 1) and July 19 (Session 2), the remainder will be refunded
  • For cancellations after June 7 and July 19, no refunds will be granted

Class Confirmations

  • Families will receive confirmation of the student’s application and class registration via email
  • The confirmation will include information about the optional family orientation session, sack lunch requirements, recreation, drop-off and pickup procedures, and more details about the program
  • Class assignments are based on the order in which applications are received
  • When a student’s first choice cannot be honored because of space limitations, the second choice will be substituted
  • World of Wonder does not cancel classes

Student Behavior

WOW believes students learn best in an atmosphere of respect for the teacher and each other.  Students who choose to behave in ways that interfere with other students’ opportunities to learn, and/or the instructors’ opportunities to teach, forfeit their own opportunity to participate in WOW.  We reserve the right to dismiss students from class for such reasons.  In these cases, no refunds will be given.  Family support and cooperation with this matter is appreciated.

Contact Information

  • For questions about eligibility, class content, or instructors:  Catherine Lawless, WOW Director – (309) 677-2374 or
  • For questions about registration, deadlines, or arrangements:  Debbie Finnegan – (309) 677-2374 or