The School House Express

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The Schoolhouse Express Inc. provides classroom decor, supplies and educational resources for all age and ability levels as well as all subject matter. Additionally, we supply home school parents with resources they need to provide grade level appropriate lessons. We also provide businesses and institutions with educational materials, lesson planning services, and supplies.  We do this primarily in two ways:

Retail Store

Located at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie

5201 W. War Memorial Drive, Suite 550

Peoria, IL 61615

Store Hours

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – Thursday:  10am – 7pm

Friday & Saturday:  10am – 5pm

Sunday:  12pm – 5pm

Phone:  309-868-9133



Mobile Store

Flexible. Mobile. Convenient.

We recognize the value of time. We understand that it is not always easy to get what you need for the office and classroom, so we created a mobile store to come right to you.

We will load our 32′ RV with product specifically picked for you and your colleagues, or your team can pre-shop the stop. Visit our on-line store before your scheduled stop and select items that you would like us to bring along.

To schedule The School House Express to visit your school, nonprofit, or business, please click on the Upcoming Stops & Scheduling A Visit ab or email

No charge for locations within 75 miles of Peoria. Gas fee assessed for further distances.


To schedule The School House Express to visit your school, nonprofit, or business, please email and include the following information:

  1. Location and Address

  2. Preferred Date

  3. Alternative Date

  4. Contact Information

We will follow up with you to confirm within 2 business days.

Our Mission

To provide a trusted source of educational based products that empower educators to deliver high quality lessons and experiences for their students.

Meet the Owners

We met in 2001 while working at an area nonprofit organization. After years of friendship, raising kids, and sharing of hopes and dreams of owning our own business, the opportunity presented itself in early 2018. Heidi’s husband, a PSD 150 Special Education teacher, was shopping for resources at The School House on Glen Ave. in Peoria. After seeing the retirement sign on the door, he inquired about the sale of the business. With no expectations, we are sure, the owner agreed to talk to us. The rest, they say, is history.   

We are truly honored and excited to continue the tradition of providing quality educational supplies and classroom materials to central Illinois area. We feel strongly that our mobile store combined with our new retail space allows us to serve educators in more ways then ever before. We look forward to getting to know you and exceeding our expectations for service and value.

Thanks for joining us for the ride!

Heidi and Nikki

You can always Shop Online at our Store HERE!


We are proud to continue serving the needs of businesses, educators and parents from central Illinois and beyond.


Protect documents from wear and tear by laminating them, preserving their readability and giving them the strength to handle frequent use.

  • $1.00 per linear foot
  • Maximum width 24″

Gift Certificates

For your convenience, certificates are available in any denomination.

Special Orders

Looking for a special item? Just ask our staff, we can often find the exact item or an exceptional alternative through our vendor search.

Personal Shopper

Whatever your need, ask our staff about our personal shopper assistance. We will provide for you a variety of creative and interesting options in price ranges to match your budget!

House Accounts & Bulk Orders

We offer bulk pricing on education staples with billing options and delivery services to provide you savings and convenience.


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