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)
Location: Kenilworth, Illinois
Vision Statement: The Joseph Sears School is committed to achieving the four tenets of our Portrait of a
Sears Graduate for all students: Fearless Learner, Creative Thinker, Compassionate Citizen, and
Mission Statement: Through an integrated system of teaching and learning and a culture of care, we
support the academic achievement and social-emotional well-being of all students.
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: 433 students (K-8th Grade, 2022)
Employee Count: 83 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees (2022)
Colors: Reflex Blue and White
Song: "Joseph Sears School Song" arr. by B. Gordon and R. Cabin (2015)