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Our Identity

All Students. Our Students.

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: 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
Courageous Advocate.

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: All Students. Our Students.

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

Governance: Kenilworth Board of Education

Structure: Kenilworth School District No. 38 Organizational Chart

Enrollment: 463 students (K-8th Grade, 2023)

Employee Count: 86 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees (2023)


Colors: Reflex Blue and White

Mascot: Panther

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