Hours of Operation for Students: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Welcome to the home of Buddy the Bulldog and a world of green and gold! Butterfield School proudly opened its doors in 1970 and has transitioned from a Kindergarten through 8th grade learning environment to a K-5 elementary building housing nearly 500 students. From 20th century construction, to 21st century instruction, teachers and staff at Butterfield School work to open the minds of young learners. Each day invites students to create, design, question and explore using the tools of creative problem solving, working collaboratively on teams, communicating as they listen, speak and write, making connections to self, text and the world around them and utilizing technology in the form of comprehensive digital literacy. Professional development practices, where teachers use collaborative time to instruct and support colleagues, to the creative development of a host of student activity clubs and extra curricular offerings, to podcast based book reviews and updates of school-related news, educators at Butterfield School find innovative, diverse ways to share information while engaging both children and adults. It is these day to day experiences and opportunities that await all students and staff, as well as the profound commitment to teaching and learning, that makes District 70 and Butterfield School an extraordinary place to work, study, learn and grow. District 70's Mission: To ensure that District 70 students experience learning that prepares them to live and work in the 21st Century.