Science Olympiad

The next District 64 Science Olympiad for students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will occur on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Emerson Middle School, 8101 N. Cumberland, Niles.

Registration closes on Friday, November 9, 2018.


  • Registration is now open.  Registration will close on Friday, November 9. 
  • Coaches Needed! Did you know that half of all parents/guardians coach their child's team in the Olympiad? If you are interested in coaching, a brief background check fingerprinting process is required for parents who wish to coach a team.
  • Any parent who completed the District 64 fingerprinting process in August of 2014 or later will not need to repeat that process this year.
  • Fingerprinting can be done on a walk-in basis, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the School District 64 Educational Service Center, 164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Please do so as soon as possible to avoid processing delays during the holidays. 
  • We expect teams to be finalized before the winter recess. Coaches who have received their clearances may then contact team members to schedule individual team practices. Detailed guidelines to assist you are available for each event here.
  • District 64 provides practice materials to Mystery Box teams.The Mystery Box coordinators from Field School will be in touch with teams to arrange for pick up of these materials.
  • District 64 provides practice materials to Structures teams.The Structures event coordinator from Roosevelt School will be in touch to arrange for pick up of these materials.


Contact Dina Pappas, the District 64 Science Olympiad Chair.


Einstein Love Science

Read about the 2018 winners here!

What is the Science Olympiad?  It is a morning filled with science and engineering challenges in an Olympic-type format. With the assistance of their parents, students in grades 3-5 work in teams to represent their schools. "Winning teams" receive  first, second, or third place medals. All students receive a special Science Olympiad certificate and souvenir.

Parents and Students! Watch short video clips about each of the five Science Olympiad events:

What is the Science Olympiad?   (Text Version)

Additional Information

Read even more detailed guidelines for each Olympiad event!
Check out our Science Olympiad image gallery.