Rigorous, standards-based instruction that serves the needs of our diverse student body is the foundation of academics at Elmwood Park High School

But the work of our educators is guided not only by state and national learning standards. It is also guided by our school’s own philosophy and goals, which provide the framework within which our learning community thrives.

Our Philosophy

The EPHS faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education are committed to providing a comprehensive high school education which, through its curricular and extracurricular programs, meets the individual and collective interests and needs of its students and prepares them to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

In particular, this learning community is committed to the flexible teaching and scheduling patterns and resources necessary to stretch each student to the limits of his/her academic and personal potential, and to providing the knowledge, problem solving and personal skills required for post-secondary education, employment, leisure and family life.

Graduates should be grounded in our American heritage of respect for human dignity and optimism regarding their role in improving the quality of life for all people.

Our Goals

Elmwood Park High School seeks to fulfill the following goals in the service of its mission of providing a comprehensive high school education that prepares students to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. This success begins in the classroom but continues as our students graduate from District 401 and move on to institutions of higher learning and the workforce.

College & Career Pathways

Since 2019-20, Elmwood Park High School has offered courses as part of College & Career Pathways, a District 401 initiative focused on better aligning EPHS and Elm Middle School curricula with the post-secondary pursuits of our students.

The goal of the College & Career Pathways is to better prepare D401 students to compete and succeed in the global economy.

With the help of aligned programs of study and pathway exploration, students will graduate with well-developed post-secondary plans, stronger experiential learning opportunities and a diverse set of skills suited for academic and career success.

To Learn More

For additional information about EPHS academics, including a listing of courses we offer in each academic department, we invite you to visit the pages listed below, or click the links located in the left-hand column of this page.