At Childs, we have over 550 students in preschool through sixth grade and our goal is to recognize each child’s individuality and make each child feel special and included. Parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and students all contribute to developing a learning environment that enables each child to meet their maximum potential. Childs is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School where creating life-long learners is a high priority. This is evident as you walk through the halls, visit the classrooms, and view the products of our thematic and literature-based curriculum. Childs Elementary is recognized for its commitment to sustainably providing the essential elements of a wildlife habitat and providing students with a place to learn outdoors and connect with nature. Childs Elementary School was named after Laura G. Childs, a longtime teacher in Bloomington. She taught Botany and Biology at Bloomington High School from 1919 to 1949. Mrs. Childs passed away in 1955. She was noted for her special interest in and assistance of children.