Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Longfellow Elementary School

311 Seminary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187

P: 630.682.2080

F: 630.682.2342

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  • Halloween
    Halloween will be celebrated at Longfellow School on Friday, October 31st.  Our student parade begins at 1:45pm with classroom parties beginning after the parade.
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  • The Longfellow School Veterans Day Assembly will be on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:45am with a light breakfast preceeding the assembly put on by the Longfellow PTA at 9:00am in the library.  Last year we had 44 veterans join us in our Veterans Day celebration!  More information will be coming home. PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT 630-682-2080 IF YOU ARE A VETERAN WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US AT OUR ASSEMBLY!

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  • Thanksgiving Food Basket Collection
    Longfellow School will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Donation beginning on Monday, November 10th through Monday, November 17th.  Look for the Thanksgiving cornucopia outside the school office for items needed.  Details regarding the collection will be sent home with your child and included in the November 3rd Connection Newsletter.
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About Us

Dear Families and Friends of Longfellow Elementary School,
 
Longfellow Elementary School is proud to be part of Inspiring Excellence in Wheaton-Warrenville Community School District 200.  Our school is a nationally recognized 2007 Blue Ribbon School!  Longfellow School is a kindergarten through fifth grade building, rich in history, located in downtown Wheaton.  The original building was built in 1874 as a grade and high school combined and was named Central School.  Many famous graduates attended Central School including Edwin P.Hubble and Red Grange.  The school went through many additions and changes and our current building was completed in 2001.
At Longfellow School we offer many opportunities for students to grow in their learning.  We have a diverse student population and currently have families that speak over twenty different languages.  Student learning at Longfellow is a partnership between students, parents and the staff to provide an outstanding educational environment.  By working together, our students learn and grow academically, behaviorally and socially.  In addition to the core academics of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and health, we offer art, general music and daily physical education.  Our fifth grade students may elect to participate in a band or orchestra program as well.
At District 200, we believe that technology must be an integral part of our instruction and communication. We know that the community has high expectations for the quality of education in our public schools. We realize that successful schools result when a partnership exists between the schools, parents, and the community. Toward that end, through this website, we hope that our website offers an additional communication vehicle for a strong home-school partnership.
I believe in the incredible potential of all students at Longfellow and enjoy working with our families and staff to create a strong learning environment.  We have an outstanding staff and a very dedicated PTA that brings hundreds of volunteers into our building each year.  Our entire Longfellow community is committed to ensuring the best possible elementary school experience for all of our children.
 
Fondly,
Dianne Thornburg
Longfellow School Principal
 

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