Forest Elementary School

About Us

Principal Message
Handbook and Supply List
Registration Information
History of the School
News Archive

School Report Card -
Learn more...


Principal's Message

Forest School is truly a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Forest School is part of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District #62 and shares its campus with Algonquin Middle School to the north.

The teachers at Forest School are knowledgeable, caring and committed to helping each child develop to his/her fullest potential. The teachers believe in a balanced literacy approach providing instruction in word study, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing. Mathematics instruction focuses on concept development, problem solving and basic fact fluency. Students are also instructed in science and social studies.

Students also receive instruction in physical education, art and vocal music/drama. Students in grades 1-3 receive physical education instruction twice per week for 30 minutes. Physical education/health instruction is provided to 4th-5th grade students for 150 minutes per week. All students in grades 1-5 receive 45 minutes of art instruction each week. Vocal music/drama instruction is provided three times a week for 30 minutes to students in grades 1-5. All 5th grade students are welcome and encouraged to participate in the instrumental music programs: band or orchestra.

In addition to developing the brain and academic potential of our students, Forest teachers also encourage the heart through character development, sportsmanship, and social skills training. Forest students are recognized for being “Fine Feathered Friends” when they demonstrate behaviors that are respectful, responsible and safe.

Julie Fogarty, Ed.D.
Office: (847) 824-1380

Forest Elementary School
1375 South 5th Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Middle School Students You Should Know

The students who were recognized demonstrate outstanding scholarship, inspire others by overcoming difficulties and challenges, volunteer in their school and community, mentor classmates, and are involved in a variety of school activities. Learn more...

Before and after school day care is provided by the District’s SPARK program. Information on the program and its costs may be obtained by calling (847) 824-1065.

School District 62 Boundary

Enlarge District Boundary Map

Bookmark and Share


Safe Search the Web
Contact District 62
Directions to Forest School

Forest Elementary School
1375 South 5th Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-1732 Fax

corner corner