Our Mission

  • Proviso West High School, in collaboration with our students, educators, families, and community, will cultivate reflective, open-minded, and intellectually curious students who engage as caring and culturally-competent citizens within a dynamic, global society.

Phone: 708-202-6311


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Bessie Karvelas


Dr. Karvelas has been with the District for eight years and was instrumental in helping Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy achieve Blue Ribbon recognition. US News and World Report named PMSA the 176th top school in the country and 6th in the state of  Illinois. Dr. K., as our scholars refer to her, is committed to bringing the same level of national Blue Ribbon ranking to Proviso West. She is focused on improving academic outcomes for all students and ensuring they have access to academic and extra-curricular activities that tap into their passions, nurture their professional desires, and put them on track to lead successful lives beyond high school. 

Grade Level Principals

  • Dr. Albert Brass, Jr.

  • Mr. Joseph Kosina

  • Ms. Kisha Lang