About Willa Cather Elementary


Cather School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


8:30 am - 2:30 pm



Welcome to Willa Cather Elementary, the home of the Mustangs!  We are in the “heart” of the Millard School District with over 400 students.  We pride ourselves on having fantastic  high-achieving students, involved parents, and a top-notch staff!  

Our school is proud to be also known as a Millard Core Knowledge Program! This program is one of the options for parents to choose an alternate curriculum. Our purpose is to ensure high academic growth and success by providing a solid educational foundation for the student in a structured, teacher-directed setting through:

  • E.D. Hirsch Core Knowledge curriculum sequence

  • Spalding Method of intensive phonics

  • Shurley Grammar

  • Open Court Reading

  • Saxon Math

Our program is recognized as an official Core Knowledge School,  and in 2015, received a School of Distinction award for collaboration and planning.

We have many ways for the parents to be involved in our school.  We have an active PTO which provides food for events, organizes the carnivals and helps raise money for our school  Our Watch D.O.G.S . program invites dads to come and spend the day at the school, help out the teacher, and interact with the students.

Our theme is “TEAM” (taking responsibility, exhibit kindness, always be safe, and model respect).  When you enter our school, you will always see a smiling face and kind and respectful students in the hallways and classrooms.

Cather is an outstanding school and I am proud to be leading a superb staff and top-notch students!


Mrs. Bethany L. Kreager