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Plainfield Mission Statement

Plainfield School, as an intercultural community, has a mission to provide a nurturing environment with teachers committed to excellence as a means of preparing its students for a life of learning.


It is the philosophy of Plainfield School that children learn best in an atmosphere conducive to learning. A solid foundation of basic education will be enhanced by avenues of learning that provide for each child’s individual differences, address special needs, and capitalize on his/her strengths to educate the whole child. Activity-based learning, thematic approaches, individualization, and cooperative learning will be utilized. We believe that we should motivate and inspire each child to become a contributing member of our community and a lifelong learner. Therefore, we will give every child at Plainfield School the opportunity to experience a comprehensive ele- mentary education.

Belief Statements

  1. All individuals can learn.
  2. Learning is a lifelong process. It is continuous and developmental.
  3. Teachers should be positive role models.
  4. Instruction and assessment should be provided to accommodate individual learning differences.
  5. Learners must choose to take an active role in their education.
  6. The school should provide a supportive, non-threatening environment conducive to individual learning styles.
  7. Learning includes a strong foundation of basic skills, social/life skills, and the ability to problem solve.
  8. Children must learn how to access and evaluate information.
  9. Global understanding and tolerance must be fostered.
  10. Education is best facilitated through the collaborative efforts of a supportive teaching staff.
  11. Teachers, parents and children must work together to facilitate learning.
  12. Education improves the quality of one’s life.
  13. Learning is enhanced through meaningful experiences.

Mission Statement


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Plainfield Elementary School
1850 Plainfield Drive
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-824-1547 Fax

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