West Elementary School

Richard F. Bernotas Middle School

Crystal Lake Central High School

Residents of the Red Tail community are part of High School District 155Crystal Lake Central High School, Crystal Lake School District 47, West Elementary School and Richard F. Bernotas Middle School.  Private schools in the area include Crystal Lake Montessori School, St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School.  Community colleges and nearby include McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, College of Lake County, Harper College, Universal Technical Institute of Illinois and Oakton Community College.  Chesterbrook Academy pre-school is in the Village of Lakewood nearby The Highlands of Red Tail.