Philosophy

Maine Township District 207 schools offer a comprehensive curriculum with the goals of inspiring students’ curiosities and helping each student develop the academic, social, and emotional skills to reach his or her full potential. 

Based on the idea that student questions should drive learning in the classroom in a setting that emphasizes learning together, the foundation of our academic program is inquiry-based and cooperative in its approach.  All our staff have been trained in the Johnson and Johnson model of cooperative learning, assessment literacy practices based on Stiggins, Chappuis, and Arter, the grading practices of Wormeli, O’Connor and Gusky, differentiated instruction based on the work of Tomlinson, and personalized learning strategies based on the work of Horn and Staker – all in an effort to meet students where they are as they enter our schools and improve their learning to the greatest extend while we have the good fortune to work with them.