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Our Identity

All students will be prepared to advance and thrive,

now and into the future.


The guiding principles that govern The Joseph Sears School remain true as they did when the school was founded in 1899. Learn more about our school district and our values.



District: Kenilworth School District No. 38

School(s): The Joseph Sears School (JK-8)

Type: Public

Location: Kenilworth, Illinois

Vision Statement: All students will be prepared to advance and thrive, now and into the future.

Mission Statement: The Joseph Sears School delivers a personalized educational experience that empowers and challenges each student to grow academically and develop personally.

Tagline: "A 21st-century learning community rooted in tradition and excellence"

Guiding Values: The Four Cornerstones: Responsibility, Kindness, Honesty and Respect

Governance: Kenilworth Board of Education

Structure: Kenilworth School District No. 38 Organizational Chart

Enrollment: 479 students (2019)

Employee Count: 91 full-time employees, 10 part-time employees (2019)

Colors: Reflex Blue and White

Mascot: Panther

Song: "Joseph Sears School Song" arr. by B. Gordon and R. Cabin (2015)