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Lisle School District 202 schools offer a challenging, comprehensive, top-tier academic program to provide its learning community with the necessary education, skills and experiences for future success.

Lisle High School (1800 Short St.) strives to prepare students for college and career by providing rigorous coursework that includes critical thinking, problem-solving and application. Ranked among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post, Lisle High School offers 13 Advanced Placement courses as one avenue students can take to participate in a high-level, challenging curriculum. Governed by the College Board to be consistent with college course expectations, students may opt to take the subject AP exam and potentially earn college credit.

At Lisle Junior High (5207 Center), a focus on curriculum is central to remaining effective in accomplishing the district’s mission of equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to find success for their futures. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning, or P21, has identified the Four Cs – collaboration, critical-thinking, creativity and communication – as skills that are essential for success, and therefore must be developed by all students in all subject areas. In addition, the incorporation of social-emotional learning instruction has played a crucial role in establishing what Lisle Junior High School believes to be the fundamental Fifth C of learning – community. This approach to learning allows students to actively engage in experiences, develop crucial skills for future readiness and demonstrate depth of knowledge by being empowered to think critically in order to develop deeper conceptual understandings.

Elementary students in Lisle District 202 currently attend Tate Woods Elementary (1736 Middleton Ave.) for early childhood, pre-kindergarten, first and second grades and Schiesher Elementary (5205 Kingston Ave.) for kindergarten and the third through fifth grades. Students across the elementary grades participate in a curriculum that is rigorous, engaging and accessible to all learners. Developing students’ deep understanding of concepts, proficiency with key skills and the ability to solve complex problems is a main focus throughout the curriculum. A variety of instructional approaches are utilized to support student learning including teacher-directed instruction, structured investigation activities and open exploration choices. This approach allows students to learn in a “best-fit” manner and taps into the strengths of all students.

Students across grade levels have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of special curricular and extracurricular offerings. In the elementary grades, students are able to begin exploring interests through clubs and fine arts. In junior high and high school, students have expanded opportunities to enhance their skills and interests by participating in athletics, fine arts and additional clubs and activities.

Lisle 202 is pleased to announce that plans are underway for a new state-of-the-art elementary facility. The new Lisle Elementary School will be located in the Meadows subdivision and serve students in early childhood through fifth grade.

This new facility is specifically designed to provide engaging learning environments to Lisle 202 elementary students and the Lisle community for generations to come. Construction is scheduled begin in summer 2018 with an anticipated opening date for the 2019-2020 school year.