The mission of the Community School District 22, the Gateway District, is that all students will become lifelong learners and responsible, productive, and caring members of our multi-ethnic and culturally diverse community.
As educators, we strive to create a secure and nurturing learning environment for all children and staff. We seek to support and enhance individual learning styles, cultural diversity and respect for self and others.
Focusing on the cooperative partnership of school and home, in educating children, we, together, strive to promote peace, discipline, and learning. We seek to generate and implement rules and logical consequences, to teach conflict resolution, decision making skills, responsibility and independence.
Based upon a belief that all children can achieve high standards of excellence, we seek to implement a rigorous curriculum that provides opportunities for learning basic skills through independent and cooperative learning activities. We emphasize the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills along with the use of modern technology.
We invite and encourage cultural arts and extra curricular activities for our school. We welcome and encourage the participation of parents and the school community in the teaching and learning process and in school events.