Aspen Elementary School
Aspen Elementary School is a K-5 school in Hawthorn School District 73. It is known as a "Choice School," based on the Choice Theory developed by Dr. William Glasser. The Choice Theory, according to the school website, "focuses on internal motivation." The school uses a number of components in its curriculum, including technology, global thematic instruction, multiple intelligences, authentic/alternative assessment, and student-developed learning plans and goals.
Aspen Elementary came about after a district reconfiguration that occurred following a successful April 1997 referendum to build a new seventh and eighth grade junior high school. The reconfiguration resulted in an empty school building.
- Fax: (847) 816-6931
- Hours: AM Kindergarten: 7:55-10:40 a.m. PM Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m.-2:10 p.m. Grades 1-5: 7:55 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
- Number of students: 619
- Public/Private: Public
- Grade levels: K-5
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Infirmary, Library, Sports facilities