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Chippewa Pool, 197 N 8th Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA


Welcome to Orchard Place

Orchard Place

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We are the home of the SOARing Eagles! In addition to K-5 classrooms, we also offer a bilingual education program and a special education program, enriching our school community. As a CEP eligible site, all students receive free breakfast and free lunch, every day!

Principal Newsletter

Principal, Jennifer  Suarez Bautista's page where she publishes her weekly Newsletters.

Campus Parent

Campus Parent is our new Student Information System portal for families. You can register your child, see their class information and more.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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Organic Life will provide menus 10 days before each month.

School Supply List

Orchard Place Eagles

Be Safe, Be On Task, Be Responsible


A Deeper Dive into our School

We invite you to take a few minutes to take a deeper dive into the walls of our school. We are proud to share with you our celebrations, innovations and student engagements happening each and every day.

62 Stories: Colleen Beaver

Celebrating and recognizing our recent retiree Coleen Beaver and her amazing career of teaching music and drama to the students of Central and Orchard Place. For decades, Colleen has not only instructed students in music, but instilled in them a love for the art of music and an appreciation for those who craft it. 

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Supporting the Whole Child

District 62 continues to place an emphasis on supporting the needs of all children especially as it relates to social emotional learning "SEL" and supports.

Video Testimonials

Sharing Our Stories

Celebrating our Success in the Classrooms

We invite you to take a look at the innovation and learning happening inside our school here at Orchard Place Elementary.

Mrs. Jennifer Bautista

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Ms. Laura Knotts

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Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Elizabeth Juskiewicz

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Director of Second Language Programs

Ms. Nancy Llanos

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1st Grade Bilingual Teacher

Ms. Colleen Bezuidenhout

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Orchard Place

By the Numbers


Teachers FTE


Support Staff


Languages Spoken



Data Updated on 5/31/24




Teacher Retention

62 United