Cass School District 63 is a two school district in DuPage County Illinois serving approximately 850 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight who reside in portions of Darien, Willowbrook and unincorporated areas of Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale and Lemont. Our schools are located in suburban Darien roughly 15 miles west of Chicago. Additionally, Argonne National Laboratory is a part of our community. The variety of interests and professions of our school families provides us with a student population that is diverse in their cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
Concord Elementary School serves children in preschool through fourth grades. The District offers a five day a week, 1/2 day blended preschool program which combines tuition based regular education students with students who have identified Special Education needs and students who are assessed to be “at risk” of not being ready for kindergarten. The at-risk portion of our preschool program is partially funded by a State of Illinois grant. Preschool screenings are scheduled twice a year to identify three, four and five year old children in need of special services or who may qualify as “at risk” and would benefit from participation in the Preschool program. Kindergarten students are served in a full day, five day a week program. Children are eligible in the state of Illinois to enter kindergarten if they are five years old on or before September 1 of the year they begin school. Students in grades first through fourth have a full day comprehensive instructional program, which also includes Art, Music and Physical Education.
Cass Junior High School serves our fifth through eighth grade students. Students in all grade levels have quality instruction in basic skills, as well as in the Arts and Physical Education. In addition, elective class offerings and many extra-curricular opportunities are available to enhance our students’ learning process. As a feeder school district for Hinsdale High School District 86, our faculty works diligently to support the high school curriculum to prepare our students for a smooth and successful transition.
As you peruse our website, you will notice the many faculty and staff who serve our students. We are fortunate to have a healthy combination of veteran and new faculty members who bring outstanding teaching and learning skills and strategies daily to our learning environments. As a result, our students are able to extend and enhance their skills and knowledge in order to be lifetime learners and successfully compete in the 21st Century.
Thanks to the dedication of our faculty and staff, strong support from the school community and leadership from the Administration and Board of Education, we are proud to uphold the Cass School District’s motto “Where the focus is on the child.” This focus and these efforts have led our school district to be consistently recognized for high academic student achievement and receive numerous awards while establishing and maintaining a fiscally efficient, sound and stable organization which is a responsible steward of public funds.
Please take time to learn more about Cass School District 63. Your feedback is always welcome, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you.
Kerry J. Foderaro, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
630/985-2000 ext. 7405
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