Welcome To Ivy Hill
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Welcome to Ivy Hill!
When you walk through our school doors, we hope to make you feel like you are a part of our family. Ivy Hill is a community school, nestled on the north side of Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. It is home to approximately 670 children in kindergarten through fifth grade and 60 staff members. We know that each of us plays an integral role as we learn and grow together. We welcome you to join us on our journey- by exploring our website, visiting our school, and volunteering to partner with us along the way. We are proud of our school community's current and past success and look forward to a promising future.
Ivy Hill School serves a population of approximately 630 students in kindergarten through fifth grade who reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The diverse group of students that makes Ivy Hill brings 29 different languages and various life experiences to our learning community. Ivy Hill provides an educational environment rich in challenges and opportunities. A caring, creative, and enthusiastic staff offers students a curriculum that is child-centered and that focuses on instilling a love of learning.Our staff consists of teachers and teaching assistants with diverse educational training, who are committed to providing daily instruction to students in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social science, technology, information literacy, music, art, physical education, and social-emotional learning. A full time social worker and speech therapist, as well as a part-time school psychologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist also support our students. All of our staff members are highly qualified, with experience ranging from first year teachers to over 30 years of experience in education.There are currently 29 class sections ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade at Ivy Hill. Our class sizes are currently between 18-24 students, including a new kindergarten grade sheltered English classroom. Students receive instruction using the District 25 curriculum, as well as a variety of specialized instructional programming both in and out of the classroom, such as special education services, gifted education, reading support, and instruction for English Language Learners. A Response to Intervention model has been implemented at all grade levels, providing a three-tiered approach to interventions in academic and social/emotional areas. In addition, enrichment support is provided to students and teachers in order to meet the range of needs of our students.As part of our curriculum, we are committed to providing instruction in not only the traditional subject areas, but also in 21st century skills such as collaboration, technology integration, communication, global awareness, creativity, and problem solving. Our district’s WIRED framework focuses on providing students and staff members with daily opportunities for world focus, integration, reflection, engagement, and discovery in lessons and activities.Parental support at Ivy Hill continues to be an integral part of the school culture. An active Parent Teacher Association provides the student body with many special programs each year pertaining to academic, social, and emotional growth. Parents and community members also access the campus through programs such as Boy/Girl Scouts, after school clubs, the Arlington Heights Park District, and community sports organizations.