Class of 2020

Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board!

To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:

  • Bookmark this page.
  • Read the regularly updated reminders and materials below.
  • Attend the NTPA program Movin' On Up on Thursday, April 13, from 7:00-8:30 pm, in the Gaffney Auditorium at the Winnetka campus. It's a great opportunity for you and your freshman to start thinking about the transition to Winnetka next year.
  • Save the date for the final Freshman Parent Coffee-an evening event on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm. Details coming soon!

Grateful for your participation in our parent community,
Ami and Sally

Important Reminders and Information

  • Movin’ On Up: What Parents Need to Know About the Transition to Sophomore Year


    Thursday, April 13, 7:00-8:30 PM, Gaffney Auditorium, Winnetka Campus
    Freshman parents are invited to join Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, the Sophomore Adviser Chairs, and a panel of current students to learn more about the opportunities and experiences available to students at the Winnetka campus.  The panel presentation and Q&A will be followed by tours of the campus led by Student Ambassadors. Students are welcome to attend with their parents. Presented by the Class of 2020.

  • NT Social Service: Volunteering and Leadership Opportunities


    At the Freshman Parent Coffee on February 22, the NTPA Class of 2020 Board hosted the faculty sponsors of NT Social Service, Spiro Bolos and Dan Lawler. They described NT's Social Service program, which offers highly flexible volunteering options for students as well as opportunities to join the board and take a leadership role. Board members meet daily during 9th period; this takes the place of an elective in the student's schedule. For more information, visit the Social Service Board blog  or watch a video  of the presentation.

  • Did You Know?

    When registering for classes each year, students, parents, and advisers consider the complete experience each student hopes to have at New Trier. This video explains that planning process. For additional context, check out the profiles New Trier compiles 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.

  • Points to Ponder

    I Used to Be a Human Being by Andrew Sullivan
    Connecting With Sherry Turkle: My Q and A With the Author of Reclaiming Conversation  by Arianna Huffington 
    Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research, Carol Dweck Says
     by The Hechinger Report
    Former Stanford Dean Explains Why Helicopter Parenting Is Ruining A Generation of Children by Emma Brown

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Freshman Class Videos