Welcome to Grove!

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Grove Avenue Elementary is one of eight elementary schools in the Barrington 220 School District, serving grades K-5. The school mascot is the Grizzly Bear. Grove opened in 1954, as the “baby boom” took effect and more schools were needed in the Barrington area to accommodate the growing number of students. The school originally served grades K-6. Since 1992, Grove staff members have made three visits to Washington, DC to accept the national Blue Ribbon Award.


You can contact the main office at 847.381.1888. Please log student absences on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If students arrive late or need to be picked up early, parents/authorized adults must enter the school at Door 1, on the west side of the building, and sign students out in the main office.  Teachers should be emailed in advance if a student will be leaving class early. 


On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the school day begins at 8am and runs until 2:40pm. Every Wednesday there is an early release at 2:10pm. Hours for kindergarten students are as follows: 

  • AM: 8:00am - 10:40am
  • PM: 12:05pm - 2:40pm (Wednesday early release at 2:10pm) 
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Grove Avenue Elementary

900 S. Grove Avenue
Barrington, IL 60010

main office staff

Pamela Bandel

Registered Nurse, BSN, RN

Rosie Fink

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Haradon


Katie Kaczanko

Assistant Principal

Victoria Tisinai

Administrative Assistant to Principal