When does the school year start and end?
What are school hours?
A.M. Early Childhood: starts 8:30 a.m., dismissed 11:00 a.m.
P.M. Early Childhood: starts 12:15 p.m., dismissed 2:45 p.m.
Grades K-5: starts 8:15 a.m., dismissed 2:30 p.m.
Grades 6-8: starts 8:00 a.m., dismissed 2:50 p.m.
Grades 9-12: starts 7:45 a.m., dismissed 3:10 p.m
What are school hours on half-day Institute days?
Grades K-5: start 8:15 AM, dismissed 11:35 AM
Grades 6-8: start 8:00 AM, dismissed 11:15 AM
Grades 9-12: start 7:45 AM, dismissed 12:00 PM
How does one enroll a student in a District 203 school?
Please see the Enrollment
section for information.
What are class sizes?
Class sizes vary among buildings and among grade levels within one building. At the elementary level, teachers with larger classes usually have assistants. For more information, refer to the District 203 State Report Card
Is transportation provided to and from school?
Trained and licensed personnel operate and maintain the District 203 fleet of vehicles that transport students to and from schools, athletic events and field trips. Pupils are entitled to transportation to and from school when they reside more than 1.50 miles from their attendance centers. Busing may also be provided if they live within walking distance but encounter qualifying safety hazards en route. Call 630-420-6464 for transportation related questions.
What is the cut-off age for kindergarten?
Do the schools have hot lunch programs?
Students bring sack lunches and receive
half-pint cartons of milk through an optional service paid for at the time of
registration. Hot Lunch option is available - to learn more visit Food Services
on our district site.
Is before or after school care available?
YMCA's Safe 'n' Sound Before/After-School Program
is operated in some District 203 schools. The Safe 'n' Sound program is available at Ellsworth, Elmwood, Highlands, Maplebrook, Meadow Glens, Mill Street, Prairie, Scott and Steeple Run elementary schools. Registration and payment is handled through the Heritage YMCA.
Does District 203 have summer school?
Summer School Programs
are offered for elementary, junior high and high
school students. There also are summer band and orchestra lessons, week-long
science day camps, and programs for special education students.
Is there a Parent Teacher Association in District 203?
The Naperville Home and School Association is the local equivalent of
the PTA, but it is not associated with any national organization. Home &
School Divisions serve each of the 21 schools in District 203. In addition,
there is an organization called School Family Community Partnership which does
have national affiliation. SFCP has action teams in all 21 schools.
Are volunteers wanted in District 203 schools?
Yes! The following District-wide groups welcome your involvement:
Naperville Home & School Association
School Family Community Partnership (SFCP)
Naperville Education Foundation
HURRAH (Happy Upbeat Retirees [& other] Residents Actively Helping)
Additional opportunities are available at individual schools.