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

Latest News

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    School Picture Day will be on Monday, September 22nd!
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  • Curriculum Night
    Wednesday, August 27th
    6:45PM Principal presentation on Standards Based Report Cards and Common Core Curriculum in gym
    7:00 - 7:40PM Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Classroom Presentations
    7:40PM (Repeat) Principal presentation on Standards Based Report Cards and Common Core Curriculum in gym
    7:55 - 8:35PM Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Classroom Presentations
     
    Parents will have an opportunity to select their Parent-Teacher conference times at Curriculum Night!  Sign up sheets will be in the gym.
     
    PACE Program Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 25th
    EL Program Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30PM
     
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  • Join us at the PTA Ice Cream Social
    September 3rd!
    6:00 - 7:30PM
    Meet new friends and get reacquainted with old friends!
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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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