Think big! See the world!

  • Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work. Remember that our […descendants] are going to do things that would stagger us. Think big!

    Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect. (1846-1912)


    Increasing Global Perspective

     Students jump for joy in China!

    As a district, we value the lasting impact of real world learning in our curriculum.   In addition to an assortment of musical clinics, academic tournaments, and day-trips to both petting zoos and world publishers, we also encourage families to plan longer “immersion opportunities” as part of their child’s educational experiences.   Research and tradition show that these experiences offer students a rich new source of opportunities to make meaningful intellectual and emotional connections to the world and diverse cultures around them.


    Some of these immersion experiences offered throughout our own community include historical reenactments, camping opportunities, and cultural exchanges, the value of which is exponentially increased when students become participants as opposed to observers of events and activities. With respect to cultural exchanges, acquisition and ease of access to other non-English languages greatly aides students in deepening their awareness of other cultures.   District 25 encourages the participation of its students and families in these types of immersion programs offered in our greater community as well as those listed to the right.