Phone: (630) 810-2888
Address: 7511 Lemont Rd., Darien, IL 60561

The Wilton School is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA).


The Wilton School is located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago in the Chestnut Court Shopping Center at the intersection of 75th Street and Lemont Road in Darien, Illinois. Public transportation is not available. Auto travel, taxi, ride-sharing. or car-pooling is recommended. Please note that The Wilton School is in Darien, as opposed to the Wilton Corporate Headquarters in Naperville. Parking at the school is free. Please consult a travel agent or on-line service for car rentals, taxi, limo and shuttle services to and from hotels and airports.


Students must make their own lodging arrangements. There are numerous hotels and motels within five to seven miles of the school. Please consult your travel agent, or online service for lodging in Darien and the nearby suburbs of Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Lisle, Willowbrook and Woodridge, Illinois.


Students with beginning decorating skills are welcome. To succeed, students will need average hand strength and manual dexterity, along with a good understanding of spoken English. Some more advanced courses require prior decorating experience; please see course descriptions for details.

Students with special needs should contact The Wilton School prior to enrollment to determine how we can provide you with reasonable accommodations.

Class space is limited, so sign up early. Registration fees and tuition fees must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. Registration fees are non-refundable or transferable to any other class or session. The Wilton School does not provide financial aid. Tuition and registration fees are subject to change.

The Wilton School reserves the right to expel any student, without obligation to refund tuition or fees, for disrupting class, behaving improperly, or impeding other students’ work. In addition, if an instructor determines a student is unable to physically perform the functions needed to participate in a class, she may recommend to the School Director that the student be dropped from class. In which case, a partial tuition reimbursement may be made at the school’s discretion.

The Wilton School does not have a provision for make-up classes. Students missing classes may make arrangements to attend other regularly scheduled sessions of the same course, subject to the approval of The Wilton School Director, the instructor, and class availability. The Wilton School reserves the right to cancel or change any class.


Registration fees are not refundable or transferrable to any other class or session. Students cancelling prior to the first day of class by notifying the School by telephone, mail, or email, will receive a refund of all paid tuition or can apply unused tuition fees to a future Wilton Class that starts within 90 days. Credit and debit card payments will be refunded back to the card used for payment; cash payments will be refunded by check.

Students notifying the school of a cancellation after completion of the first day of class will be refunded tuition on a prorated basis for the portion of the course attended. Registration fees are not refunded or transferrable to any other class or session.

Tuition and registration fees collected for classes cancelled by the Wilton School will be refunded in full.


The Wilton School will make all attempts to resolve any grievances you may have with the School but any complaints which cannot be resolved with the School Director may be filed with The Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Student complaints must be submitted in writing to the Board. Information about the complaint may be submitted online through the IBHE website ( Additional information regarding the complaint process can be obtained by contacting the Board at:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield IL 62701

Phone Number: (217) 782-2551
Fax Number: (217) 782-8548


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