Hawthorn Dist. 73 opens kindergarten registration

Posted3/1/2021 1:55 PM

Registration is now open for all incoming Hawthorn School District 73 kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. To register, visit www.hawthorn73.org.

Kindergarten students attend the Hawthorn School for Young Learners, the district's new kindergarten building at 637 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills.


Another option is to attend kindergarten at the Hawthorn School of Dual Language, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills. The Hawthorn School of Dual Language is a K-5 school. This school provides instruction to students in both Spanish and English. The School of Dual Language has three interrelated goals:

• High Academic Achievement: Students learn the same academic and curricular content as all the other students, with the added benefit of learning a new language.

• Bilingualism/Biliteracy: Students will learn to listen, speak, read and write in Spanish and English in both social and academic settings.

• Sociocultural Competence: Students in dual language programs are supported to learn the similarities and differences within cultures, but rather than identifying the differences as obstacles to overcome, they should be viewed as opportunities to connect.

In order to attend kindergarten in Illinois, a child should be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the kindergarten year and live within the boundaries of the school district. Parents who would like to verify that they live within the boundaries should visit the boundary map at www.hawthorn73.org.

To assist with the registration process, the district has produced a short video that is available on the district's website.

Hawthorn School District 73 is a preschool through eighth grade public school district serving approximately 3,900 students. It serves all or portions of Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Indian Creek and unincorporated areas of Lake County.

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