Our School

Photo: Mendota students in Music ClassMendota Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through grade 4 and focuses on academics and high expectations. The school's mission is to promote lifelong learning, recognize individuality and provide challenging experiences for every student. Teachers link learning to real life, stressing practical applications as well as the joy of discovery.

Teachers' use of the Responsive Classroom® approach helps students thrive academically, socially and emotionally through instructional strategies such as morning meetings and guided discovery.
  • Annual Project Fair, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Talent Show, Young Authors’ Convention, Lego League, Continental Math League and other opportunities for students to showcase their learning. Learn more about Activities at Mendota.

  • A focus on literacy and a goal to help each student read at their grade level by 3rd grade.

  • Extensive after-school program lets students learn while having fun and trying new things. Learn more about Mendota's Targeted Services Academy and School Age Care program, offered through TriDistrict Community Education.

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade Poetry and Punch, 2nd grade Drama and Donuts and Poetry, Power Point and Popsicles, 3rd grade play and a 4th grade Musical extends learning for students.

  • Mendota parents are engaged and involved — offering thousands of hours of help and expertise each year. Learn more about the Parent-Teacher Association.

In addition, Mendota offers a variety of Early Learning Programs for families with pre-kindergarten children. School District 197 is part of TriDistrict Community Education, which provides classes and activities for residents of all ages.

Download a fact sheet for more information about Mendota.