Class of 2018

Dear Parents of the Class of 2018,

Welcome back to your student's final year of high school.  Senior Year is well under way and the students are becoming familiar with all the state of the art classrooms, study alcoves, library, Student Commons (cafeteria), Arts Studios, Applied Arts Labs, Culinary Center, green roof and patio.  They are so fortunate that this remodeling has been completed so that they could add this to their high school experience. Join us on October 6 for the Varsity Football Game for the NTPA Fall Kick-Off from 6:30 pm to halftime!  Please take note of the upcoming dates below and join us at the Senior Parents Coffee , and the Homecoming Dance .  The colleges have begun their information session visits to New Trier so please review the dates when the colleges of choice for your son or daughter are coming under Upcoming Events.  Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall, remember to go apple picking, and please contact us for any questions about New Trier!

Terri Lorenz and Karen Tragos
NTPA Co-Chairs, Class of 2018


  • AtoZ Directory Coming in October!
    Once New Trier has all student data verified via InfoSnap, this will be converted into the new directory and made available to all current families in mid to late October.  Every household will receive an AtoZ directory Login ID and Password to access the Online AtoZ Directory at that time.  Please use that to login and get started on the AtoZ app.  Directories are no longer printed in an effort to protect family information from solicitations, as well as to be more green.
    Email blast directory Info 2017
  • Right Under Your Nose: Recognizing Signs of Teen Alcohol & Drug Use


    Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-8:30 PM, Room C234, Northfield Campus
    How do you know if your teen is exhibiting typical adolescent behavior or something more concerning? It's often difficult to tell.  This program will help parents identify signs and symptoms of teen alcohol and drug use and offer advice on what to do if you think your child may be using.  Representatives from LEAD (Leading Efforts Against Drugs & Alcohol) will discuss things to look for in your teen's behavior as well as in his or her bedroom! (Hint: empty sunscreen bottles and hollowed out pens are just a couple of ways teens may hide drugs and alcohol.)  Parents will have the opportunity to tour a mock-up teen bedroom to see firsthand what kinds of items could indicate your student is engaging in risky behavior. We'll also learn more about e-cigs, nicotine, and the ubiquitous Juul vaping device that has swept North Shore high school campuses.  This program is for parents only. 
  • Senior Parents Class Coffee
    Thursday, November 2, 9:30 - 11 am @ the home of Cynthia Helle, 315 Essex Road, Kenilworth
    Keynote by Denise Dubravec, Principal of New Trier, on stresses of senior year and how to help your student manage 
  • Volunteer for the Graduation Party for the Class of 2018


    The graduation celebration is hosted by the NTPA for all graduating seniors.  It is a great way to get involved in your child's senior year. Please contact Graduation Party Co-Chairs Ruth Borushek or Kristyn Gibson to get involved.

  • Did You Know?

    The NTPA Angel Fund supports academic and extracurricular experiences for students in need. Students approved for financial assistance from the district can request assistance with the purchase of Homecoming tickets from the Director of Student Life, Athena Arvanitis at .

  • Points to Ponder

    Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League  by William Deresiewicz
    Why Do Teens Engage in Sexting?  by Sue Shellenbarger
    How to Survive the College Admissions Madness  by Frank Bruni
    You're 100 Percent Wrong About Critical Thinking  by Alexander Nazaryan 
    College Applications, Parental Exasperations by Robert Scherrer 
    Read more

  • Parent University - Parent Education Programs

    Parent_University Welcome to Parent University, a central location for all New Trier Parent Educational programming including seminars, round tables, coffees and informational meetings. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community, and is sponsored by New Trier High School, New Trier parent organizations and various community groups.  

    Click here to see upcoming events and their descriptions.

  • Class of 2016 Profile


    New Trier compiles profiles of its graduating classes.  Filled with interesting and useful information, these profiles present details on classes (and levels) taken by the graduates, colleges attended, and much more. See the   Class of 2016 Profile  for in-depth information about New Trier's most recent graduating class.


Upcoming Events

Senior Class Videos and Photos