Mission & Vision


In 2012, the Board of Education approved new mission and vision statements for District 401. These statements replaced versions that were nearly a decade old.


District 401 Mission Statement 


Elmwood Park CUSD 401, a unit district in a suburban community with a small town feel, strives to cultivate the following: 

► Individualized social-emotional learning processes

► Rigorous academics fostering inquisitive minds prepared for critical thinking

► Active, engaged partnerships with the community and parents

► Innovative uses of 21st century technologies for teaching and learning


District 401 Vision Statement


The vision of Elmwood Park CUSD 401 is to inspire minds in the pursuit of excellence.