Service to Others
Find out more about how Rhodes students support citizens world wide.
"If you look at, people with a very modest amount of money can make a huge positive impact all around the world."  
President Bill Clinton
Service Learning

Service Learning Students help out at Bessie Rhodes.

Cultural Exchanges
Our cultural exchange with a school in Beijing, China.

Science Fair

Students explore our natural world through scientific investigations at our Science Fair.

Our mission is to equip young people with the skills to become good global citizens who will contribute to and thrive in a dynamic and diverse world.
Good global citizens will have:
  • A heightened awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all people, that the local affects the global, and the global affects the local.
  • A deep cross-cultural awareness, understanding, and awareness and respect for their own multi-faceted identity and the diverse identities and interests of others.
  • Are responsible, culturally and environmentally aware, and committed to the ideals of understanding and cooperation.
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The school's curriculum is built on four pillars: Science & Technology, Community Service, Language, & Geography.  The development of curricular units is based on district standards while intertwining global influences.  Dr. Bessie Rhodes School teaches Chinese as an option for our students in addition to Spanish.
The school opened in 1957 as a neighborhood school named Timber Ridge Elementary School. In the 1970's the school was closed due to low enrollment. The school was re-opened in 1995 as Timber Ridge Magnet School as a way of controlling enrollment in neighborhood schools. The initial focus for the school was to be technology oriented. The first principal was Dr. Bessie Rhodes and in 2004, the school was renamed in her honor. The school is K-8 school, with two classes of approximately 20 students in each class, allowing for the feel of a  small school environment. Students are enrolled after an application process. For more information on selection, please click here.
Our school serves families in the Evanston/Skokie CC School District 65. Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies is a top ranking school in the state, this past year we were the recipient of  an Academic Excellence Award. The school is K-8 school, with two classes of approximately 20 students at each grade level, allowing for the feel of a small school environment. For information on the schools test results, please visit the Illinois School Report card by clicking here.


School News

Battle of the Books 2015 The Battle of the Books for 4th and 5th Grade students has started! We introduced the titles to our students on Monday and sent home permission slips this week. For more information on Battle please see, Full Story...

Greg Neri Author Visit Oct. 20th Middle School students will meet with Greg Neri, author of Yummy, Chess Rumble and Ghetto Cowboy. The visit is sponsored by Foundation 65. On Monday Greg will be at the Evanston Public Library to present to families in the community. He will present wit Full Story...

School Conferences Oct. 20 & 22 Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday Oct. 20 from 4-7pm and Wednesday Oct. 22 from 3-6pm. Elementary teachers will contact you to schedule conference times. Middle School sign ups are online, please see the link on the home page of this website. Full Story...

Last Modified: Sep 26, 2014
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