District 70 has a strong academic success record.  

Throughout their learning path in District 70, students' studies include language arts, reading, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health and physical education, and world languages. They also have the opportunity to take instrumental lessons and join band and/or orchestra beginning in fourth grade. While at District 70, students will be assessed to ensure growth during their K-8 tenure.  Students are supported with social and emotional learning curriculum and personal learning which includes one-to-one devices. 

Girl student in mask sitting at a desk in a socially distant classroom.

Once in middle school, students add world language to their schedules with either French or Spanish. In sixth through seventh grade, the fine arts experience is expanded to include applied tech, consumer education, drama and music. Once in eighth grade, more fine arts electives are added including  animation, video production, beginning guitar, ceramics, 2-D art, interior design, sewing, robotics, early childcare, cooking,  STEAM, improvisation, musical theatre and dramatic productions.  

For Little Sprouts Preschool:
The program addresses the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) through research-based curriculum and assessment:

  • Creative Curriculum
  • GOLD Assessment
  • Second Step Program


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