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Lace Elementary School

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<p>Even Darien residents without children know Lace Elementary for its "green" roof, the first in DuPage County. The three-year-old roof, which replaces shingles with seeds that blossom into an array of plants and flowers, is just one way that Lace distinguishes itself as a forward-thinking school. Chalk dust is a thing of the past as each classroom is equipped with a smart board -- a touch screen similar to a giant, projectable iPad -- that replaces the traditional blackboard. Document cameras fill the place of overhead projectors, making blurry, marker-scrawled transparencies a thing of the past.</p>
<p>But even with all the 21st Century technology, what really makes Lace special are the people in its classrooms. "We have wonderful kids and an outstanding, child-centered staff who go the extra mile," Principal Marty Casey says. "You sense right away the climate is very positive."</p> <p>The school educates students grades 3-5, with seven class sections for each grade. There is a discovery room for gifted students, classes for students who speak English as a second language and a resource room for special education.</p>
7414 S Cass Ave, Darien, IL 60561
(630) 968-2589
  • Fax: 630-968-5920
  • Accessibility Details: Single floor building
  • Hours: School hours: Mon - Fri, 8:20am - 2:50pm; Sat - Sun, closed
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