East Maine School District 63 serves portions of five different communities in Cook County: unincorporated Des…More Plaines, Niles, Park Ridge, Glenview and Morton Grove. The K-8 schools are rich with diversity. The plan of action for students focuses on three central criteria to make the district the best it can be. This includes but is not limited to: making the students their main concern, using strategies based on the best research, tackling challenges and finding solutions for issues that will affect students in the future as they grow into adults.
The main office shares campus space with Apollo School.
Apollo School 10100 Dee Rd, Des Plaines, IL60016 Apollo School serves students in kindergarten through the sixth grade and is a part of the East Maine School District…More 63. The green, lush campus hosts a baseball field, a full park and playground area, and a large basketball court with many hoops so everyone can enjoy. At Apollo, teachers and administrators try to use positive reinforcement through their Bulldog Be's program, which encourages students to be respectful, be responsible and be peaceful. Students in kindergarten through the fifth grade can win prizes and privileges by following this code, and sixth graders celebrate as a group. Twice a month, students participate in assemblies that teach lessons in utilizing these tactics in everyday life. The school's website provides links to these lessons so that parents can participate at home.