It’s April 17, and author and playwright Thornton Wilder was born on this date in 1897. His most famous work is the play Our Town, and so today we’re going to talk about some of the towns American School has called home for our 126 years as a leading distance education middle school and distance education high school. We were founded in Boston in 1897 and moved to Chicago in 1903 at the invitation of the Armour Institute. We stayed in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago for more than 90 years until we moved to our current location in Lansing, Illinois in 1996. No matter what town you call home, we are happy to offer you outstanding independent study or homeschool courses in grades 6-12 at an affordable cost. Enroll today and let us bring American School to your town. You’ll be glad you did!