About Collins

Michael Collins Elementary School



Collins Elementary School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School serving about 770 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Teachers work in teams to plan and provide instruction. Collins teachers are able to challenge students who are ready to move forward and to provide additional assistance to those who may need more support.



Collins School offers a variety of educational opportunities and support programs for students. The core curriculum is provided to all children with emphasis on those skills needed for life-long learning. Our most important job is to provide the best possible education for our students.

  • We offer a balanced literacy program and encourage student growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • We utilize a balanced math model in order to provide independent practice opportunities after shared and guided instruction for all students. This model allows students to develop fundamental mathematical concepts that help students solve problems and become mathematically literate. We also offer an accelerated math program for qualifying students in third through sixth grade.
  • Each grade level team at Collins School has a structured, 30 minute math and 30 minute literacy acceleration time built into their schedule daily. Acceleration time ensures that all students receive targeted instruction in their area of specific need.



In addition to the excellent educational environment, the following clubs and activities are also available at Collins throughout the school year: Book Buzz, Fitness=Brain Power, Collins Cares, Collins Choir, Creative Writing, Doodle, Draw and Design, Fun with Fitness, Math Olympiads, Monarch Mosaics, Rube Goldberg, 3/4 Battle of the Books, Gems, Rocketry, and Patrols.



Childcare is available before and after school at Collins through a partnership with the Schaumburg Park District’s KASPER program. For more information about this program, please contact the Schaumburg Park District at (847) 252-2888.



Collins School staff and community members take pride in working together in the best interest of the children. This is accomplished due to supportive parents, a strong PTA, a range of extracurricular activities, access to technology and a hard-working staff.



Mascot: Crusader

Colors: Royal blue and white