Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

School Fees

Rudyard Kipling collects the following school fees:
●    Kindergarten – Grade 6:  $35
●    Grades 7:  $45
●    Grade 8: $110 (includes the $75.00 graduation fee: cap, gown, ribbons, autograph book, and diploma cover and the school fees.)
The fees help to cover the expense of consumable materials.  Fees must be paid by October 6, 2017.  Any books lost or destroyed will need to be replaced or purchased by the parent/guardian.  If fees are not paid in full, any money sent for sports, pictures, or fields trips will first be applied to the outstanding book fees.


Principal's Message

The staff at Rudyard Kipling School welcomes you and your family to the 2017 – 2018  school year.  We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.  We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Learning is not an easy process!  It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences.  Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student.

At Kipling, we value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success.  Instruction is based on the Common Core Standards.  We focus on equipping our students to be collaborative workers, self-directed learners, information processors, effective communicators, and complex thinkers.  Our students’ success is the center of all we do.

Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school.  You, as parents, are the most critical part of our school success.  You take an active and crucial role in providing an atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits.  Your support provides the foundation for students to come ready to learn.  To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

•    Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
•    Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
•    Monitor your child’s homework daily.
•    Expect and support positive behavior at school.
•    Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.

I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (773) 535-3151 or


LaWanda Bishop