English Language Learners

Transitional Bilingual Education, Dual Language One-Way, classes are offered at Garfield Grades K-5th, Roosevelt Grades K-3rd, Washington/McKinley Grades K-5th, and Chicago Heights Middle School 6th-8th.

Sheltered Instruction and ESL push-in/co-teaching are offered in all elementary buildings.

Mission Statement

The mission of District 170 is to empower English Learners by providing equal access to education through the use of two languages, which will build bilingual, biliterate, bicognitive and bicultural academically successful students. 

Bilingual Director
Shannon Vera

Garfield Elementary
140 E. 23rd St. 

Diane Kostovski 

Caleb Valentin
Assistant Principal