Welcome to Kendall Elementary School

Kendall Elementary School provides all students the
foundation to reach their potential as lifelong learners.



  • We, the staff, parent, and patrons of Kendall Elementary School are committed to providing a quality educational environment where every student will LEARN, ACHIEVE, and EXCEL.

We believe

  • High levels of academic success will be reached by all students.
  • All students, families and school personnel must be valued and treated with respect.
  • The Indiana Standards guide our curriculum.
  • Students, staff, parents and the community share the responsibility of education in a positive learning environment.
  • Character education builds responsible student behavior. 


Kendall Elementary School is committed to
Learning, Achieving, and Excelling.



Our school instructional focus is QAR- Question/Answer Relationship.  This comprehension strategy helps students understand the relationship between questions and answers and where to find those answers.

Save money, win prizes at Kendall VIA branch!

Posted on Sep. 29 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
During October, students who save money through our VIA Credit Union student-operated branch can spin the wheel to win school supplies!

The student-operated branch is a cooperative educational program made possible through a partnership between VIA Credit Union and Marion Community Schools. The mission of the program is to help students learn about money and to establish money management skills.

The Kendall branch is open every Wednesday morning prior to school and accepts deposits only. As an incentive to save at school, each time a student makes a deposit, his or her name is placed into a weekly and monthly drawing. During October, students who make a deposit can can also spin the prize wheel for school supplies!

If you would like for your child to start saving at the Kendall Student Branch, please complete a permission slip and return it along with their initial deposit. Permission slips will be sent home but are also available in the school office.

MCS is grateful for this partnership with VIA. Community partnerships are a win-win for our schools and our community!

Kendall to help raise funds for city butterfly garden

Posted on Sep. 22 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Kendall fourth-graders will be helping raise funds for a special local project: a butterfly garden at Matter Park!

The Garden Club of Marion has planned out the garden, which will feature a butterfly design and will incorporate plants and trees that several species of butterflies need to survive. The new feature will be about 70 feet in diameter and will be located near the intersection of River and Overlook Roads (near the Friendship Corner playground and not too far from the Gardens of Matter Park and the Garden House).

The plan is for the new garden to host educational programming, to give local students a chance to explore gardening, as well as the impact our choices have on wildlife and the environment. The Garden Club also hopes the effort will encourage more people to include native plants like milkweed and the pawpaw tree, both of which are essential to the survival of certain butterfly species, the monarch and the zebra swallowtail, specifically.

Construction of the garden is expected to cost about $2,500, and Kendall students will be helping to raise that money. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

We can't wait to see this great new feature take shape out at Matter Park! We hope you'll consider joining us in support of the project!

College GO! Week will feature special presentation for fourth-graders

Posted on Sep. 19 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Next week is College GO! Week, and we have a special event planned for all Kendall fourth-graders.

We have a put together a panel of local experts on post-secondary education that will discuss their programming and take questions from students. Representatives from Ivy Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University and MCS's own Tucker Career and Technology Center are on board to participate.

This will be a great opportunity for our students to think seriously about their future and options open to them right here in Marion.