The McHenry County Music Center, which was founded in 1980, is now located in the historic Dole Mansion.…More Classically decentralized, yet conveniently accessible, the center is home to youth orchestras, group and private music lessons, and a plethora of music studios. Once the home of Crystal Lake's own Dole family, the mansion still retains it's Victorian era feel with modern cultural overtones. Additionally, all sorts of art-related disciplines can be found here.
South Elementary School serves about 400 students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Built in 1952 on 11 acres of…More land, the school sits adjacent to Dole Mansion.
The school holds three SEDOM hearing-impaired classrooms for instruction for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. South School offers a number of extra-curricular activities, including band, an art club, a bike rodeo and spelling and geography bees. Mary Katzler currently serves as principal.