About Our School

Springfield School serves approximately 400 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students.  Our school community focuses on providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages life-long learning while providing a challenging education.  Students are guided to develop positive social skills to encourage their growth as productive and responsible citizens.  The teachers at Springfield are dedicated professionals who work hard to ensure a positive and supportive environment for every student.  We strive to develop a partnership with our families to ensure the best education for our students.

From the Principal

Dear Springfield Families & Friends,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Springfield School.  I am excited to join this extraordinary school community and look forward to meeting you all in person very soon!  I hope this finds you enjoying a restful summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together later this August.

While I arrive to Springfield as a seasoned educator, I am first and foremost a wife and mother.  My husband, Mike (teacher/coach at Oak Forest H.S.), and I have lived in Oak Forest for the past 18 years and raised our 3 now-adult children there (D142/D228).  We recently welcomed our 1st grandchild earlier this summer and are absolutely in love with the newest addition to our family!

The 2019-20 school year will mark my 24th year in education.  Since graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, I have served as an adult ESL teacher (Torrance, CA), a high school Spanish teacher/volleyball coach (Grant Park/Oak Forest, IL), and a middle school assistant principal (Oak Forest).  This elementary principalship not only provides me the opportunity to continue working collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, but also allows me to gain experience connecting with the youngest of learners as they grow and develop in the classroom.  I earned my M.Ed. from Lewis University and am currently a doctoral student at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).

It is my goal to continue the tradition of excellence here at Springfield School.  I am committed to meeting the needs of all students and believe that this best occurs when we are able to cultivate a true partnership between home and school with parents/guardians and community members.  In closing, please know that my door is always open to you.  I sincerely welcome your conversation and positive input throughout the year and look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2019-2020 school year.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!

Mrs. Amanda Brown


Springfield School is always looking for parent/community volunteers to help out in various ways.  If you are interested, please contact the school office.  Meeting dates for the 2019-20 school year will be posted once available.

To stay current on upcoming activities, friend your Parent Group on Facebook: Springfield School Parent Group .  Don't forget that every Tuesday is Springfield Night at Kenootz Pizzeria.  Just mention Springfield School when you order and 25% of your sale comes back to our school.

School Hours

K-8    8:20 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
AM PreK/EC   8:20 - 11:00 a.m.
PM PreK/EC   12:05 - 2:45 p.m.

Springfield School Supply List

Please go to the Midlothian School District 143 REGISTRATION page for all of the details.

Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois School Report Card

Important Dates

Thursday, August 15th @ 1 - 7 p.m.
Friday, August 16th @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Monday, August 26th
@ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28th

Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)


SSJHSC Participation

Sixth grade students are encouraged to try-out for the various sports and academic competitions through their respective junior highs.  Information will be made available throughout the year.