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Education

Education

Since 1835, when school was held in one room of Warren Tyler’s log cabin, quality education has been a priority for St. Charles residents. Today, St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 serves 13,889 students in grades K-12 from St. Charles and the surrounding area.

It has earned a reputation for excellence in education due largely to student achievements in academics, music and athletics; the outstanding quality of district teachers; a high level of community involvement; a solid financial base; and a comprehensive, working strategic plan. St. Charles School District currently has 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools and cooperates with other area school districts to operate one special education school.

Higher Education

Elgin Community College is a fully accredited two-year community college serving more than 200,000 residents in District 509, offering more than 100 vocational and academic programs. ECC’s Business/Industry Training Center provides customized on-site training, needs assessments, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and brokerage services to secure state grants.

The college’s Business Conference Center offers a comprehensive slate of business training seminars. The facility is available for business functions and can accommodate groups of 10 to 250 with an award-winning catering service.

Webster University is dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in higher education, meeting students’ needs in an ever-changing world and incorporating an international perspective throughout the curriculum. Students can choose from programs in the schools of business and technology, communications, or education or select majors in the colleges of fine arts or arts and sciences. They can study in the U.S., Austria, China, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Thailand. It’s all a part of St. Charles Public Library District

St. Charles Public Library District
1 S. Sixth Ave. • St. Charles, IL 60174
www.stcharleslibrary.org

Monday-Thursday — 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday — 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday* — Noon-5 p.m.
* June-Labor Day 1-4 p.m.

Contact Us! — (630) 584-0076
Youth Services — (630) 584-9390
TDD — (630) 584-0961

St. Charles Public Library

@ Your Library…
Books • audiobooks • magazines • local and national newspapers • large print books and magazines • DVDs and videotapes • compact discs • eBooks • video games • downloadable audiobooks and video • Spanish language collection • public-access computers • scanners • Internet access, magazine articles and other information databases • TDD for hearing impaired patrons • black and white and color copiers • tax forms • voter registration • notary

Details about all programs may be found in Discover Your Library, the news and program guide, sent to Library District residents three times per year.

Mission Statement:
Discover Your Library: Your gateway to information, reading enjoyment, cultural enrichment, community involvement and lifelong learning.

ADULT SERVICES
The print and online collections contain a rich variety and depth of resources to meet your reading and information needs. Librarians can help you locate materials and information in the Library and beyond. Internet access is available in the Library or on your laptop on the Library’s wireless network. Get reference help from a librarian by visiting the Library’s home page at www.stcharleslibrary.org and using our online reference service, Ask a Librarian - Live!

Looking for Something to Read?
The Readers Services Staff offers suggestions for recreational and informational reading, personalized reading lists, background materials for local book discussion groups as well as programs throughout the year. Check out our reader’s blog, Read@SCPL, on our website.

For Businesses
Services include research assistance, paper and electronic directories, trade magazines, business plans, and startup and management guides.

Programs for Adults
Enjoy Sunday Concerts, the Library lectures, book discussions, a Writers Group, author readings, a variety of computer classes in the Technology Center and programs cosponsored with area organizations.

Outreach Services: (630) 584-0076, ext. 219 & 269
The Outreach Services Department facilitates Library use for patrons with special needs or circumstances. Special needs include, but are not limited to, visual and mobility impairments. Outreach staff provides information and referrals and delivers materials to individuals who are permanently or temporarily homebound.

For Young Adults (YA)
A collection of fiction, audiobooks, graphic novels and magazines, located on the mezzanine in The Loft, is for high school teens. In reference and nonfiction books and databases, students can find numerous resources along with information for assignments on current issues and events. The Teen Services Web pages offer research guides; reading suggestions; resources on teen issues; and the newsletter, BTW (By the Way).

YOUTH SERVICES

Just for Kids – Infants through Grade 8
Youth Services is the place for information, reference assistance, good reads and programs. Our collection of materials includes books, audiobooks, music, puzzles, educational computer games, video games, and downloadable books and video.

Programs & Junior Friends
Discover Your Library at www.stcharleslibrary.org. Mouse over YOUTH on the toolbar and scroll down — you will be just a click away from programs and events for everyone in the family; reference, homework help and Internet links; good reads including our new book review database, “You’ve Got to Read This,” and beginning-reader books by reading level — as well as services for parents, teachers and scout leaders. Middle school students may volunteer for the Junior Friends group. Read the latest in our monthly website newsletter, “Bookworm News.” All this and more at YOUR Library.

Programs are offered for the infant, child, student and family and include story time, reading clubs, workshops, storytellers, puppet shows, concerts and seasonal events. Middle school students may volunteer for the Junior Friends group or be on the Advisory Board.

Elementary Schools

Anderson Elementary School
Mr. Jeffrey Hildreth, Principal
35W071 Villa Marie Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(847) 697-5040

Bell-Graham Elementary School
Mrs. RuthAnn Dunton, Principal
4N505 Fox Mill Blvd.
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 762-6670

Corron Elementary School
Ms. Denise Liechty, Principal
455 Thornwood Way
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 741-7998

Davis Elementary School
Mr. Michael Backer, Principal
1125 S. Seventh St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4823

Ferson Creek School
Mr. Chris Adkins, Principal
38W160 Bolcum Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 513-4480

Fox Ridge Elementary School
Ann Van Zandt, Principal
1905 Tyler Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-4460

Lincoln Elementary School
Mr. Adam Zbrozek, Principal
211 S. Sixth Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4838

Munhall Elementary School
Jan Geier, Principal
1400 S. 13th Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4860

Norton Creek Elementary School
Dr. Rachel Overton, Principal
2033 Smith Rd.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 587-7200

Richmond Elementary School
Mr. Guillermo Heredia, Principal
300 S. 12th St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4866

Wasco Elementary School
Mrs. Barbara Stokke, Principal
4N782 School St.
Wasco, IL 60183
(630) 377-4888

Wild Rose Elementary School
Mrs. Donna Clavelli, Principal
36W730 Red Haw Ln.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4890

Middle Schools Haines Middle School
Mr. Charlie Kyle, Principal
305 S. Ninth St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4827

Thompson Middle School
Dr. Pamela Kibbons, Principal
705 W. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4872

Wredling Middle School
Ms. Melissa Dockum, Principal
1200 Dunham Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 443-3360

High Schools

St. Charles East High School
Mr. Robert Miller, Principal
1020 Dunham Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-1100

St. Charles North High School
Mrs. Kim Zupec, Principal
255 Red Gate Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 443-5700

Administration
201 S. Seventh St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-3030 Fax (630) 513-5392
www.d303.org

Dr. Donald Schlomann
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. John Baird
Area Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Jim Blaney
Director of School and Community Relations

Mr. Brad Cauffman
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Dr. Brian Harris
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Dr. John Knewitz
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Dr. Cheryl LaFave
Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching

Mr. John Reichling
Executive Director of Technologythe Webster experience.

2-Year Accredited Public Community College

Elgin Community College
Business counseling is offered at no cost; call for an appointment at (847) 214-7488. Customized training is available through the Business and Industry Training Center, (847) 214-7869.

Closest 4-Year Institutions Serving St. Charles

Northern Illinois University/DeKalb
(815) 753-1000

Webster University
(847) 429-0391

Business Meeting/ Training Centers
ACT 25,000 square feet 13 classrooms for up to 1,000 Call (630) 762-6826 for more information.

Q Center 150 acres 112 classrooms for up to 2,000 Call (630) 377-3100 for more information.

Parochial/Private

Bethlehem Preschool Center (Preschool)
(630) 584-6027

Chesterbrook Academy (Preschool-K)
(630) 513-8282

Da Vinci Academy (K-8)
Elgin, IL 60123 • (847) 841-7532

Elgin Academy (Preschool-12)
Elgin, IL 60120 • (847) 695-0303

Glenwood School
(847) 464-8200

The Goddard School (Preschool)
(630) 513-0100

Hosanna! Lutheran Church & Preschool (Preschool)
(630) 584-6434

KinderCare Learning Center
(630) 584-2333

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Preschool)
(630) 584-8638

Sylvan Learning Center
(630) 584-1771

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