About Us

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Christa McAuliffe Elementary School serves kindergarten through fifth grade students in Tinley Park, IL. Our school strives to provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment that encourages a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to good character, and a dedication to service.

Mascot:  Challengers
School Colors: Blue, White, and Silver
First Opened: 1987

2021-22 School Hours

School Year Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Summer Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(During the summer, we are closed for lunch from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Our offices are also closed on all Fridays in July and the first Friday in August.)

Teaching Staff: 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Student Hours: 7:45 a.m. - Student Arrival
7:50 a.m. - Enter Building
7:55 a.m. - Classes Begin
2:15 p.m. - Bus Riders Begin Loading
2:25 p.m. - Walkers Dismissed
Half-Day Kindergarten 7:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
AM Early Childhood 7:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
PM Early Childhood 11:50 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

2021-22 Half-Day Schedule:

All K-5 (Including Half-Day Kindergarten) 7:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
AM Early Childhood 7:55 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. 
PM Early Childhood 9:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

2021-22 Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten 10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1st Grade 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
2nd Grade

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

3rd Grade 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
4th Grade

12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5th Grade

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers

McAuliffe School: 708-429-4565
District Office: 708-532-6462
Special Services: 708-532-8537
Transportation: 708-532-8539

2021-22 Entrance/Exit Procedures

We urge you to review and discuss the following entrance and exit procedures with your child. Each child is a precious gift. We will not jeopardize their safety for convenience. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 7:35 a.m.

All Bus Riders, Car Riders and Walkers will enter and exit through the following doors:

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade - Door 1 (Office Front Door)
  • 2nd Grade - Door 2 (East Front Door)
  • 3rd Grade - Door 6 (Music Room Door)
  • 4th and 5th Grade - Door 5 (Art Room Door)