Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2021 Board!
On behalf of the Class of 2021, we welcome you and your students to a new school year. While classes continue virtually, please continue to check in with NT and the NTPA as we work to support you and your student throughout the year. Make sure to regularly visit NT's
Back to School Page
for the most up-to-date information.
Below are a few important items for the Class of 2021:
- New Trier will host the
on Wednesday, October 14
. This test is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021. Should your student miss taking the test this day, they will be able to take the April 13, 2021 administration. Contact
, NT Testing Coordinator, with any questions.
- The college admissions season for the Class of 2021 has started! Make sure to visit the
which has a wealth of information, including upcoming events, virtual college visits, gap year information, and various resources for completing college applications. PHSC also has a page on Canvas where you and your student can find this information.
- The Class of 2021 Graduation Committee, led by Meghan Mills, Emily Baillos, and Jen Zinman, is working hard to explore and plan for various graduation celebration scenarios. We thank these women for stepping up into these important roles.
This year will be like none we have seen, but the NTPA is committed to helping provide the best year possible for the Class of 2021.
To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:
- Bookmark this page as it will be updated with new information when available
- Visit NT
Back to School Page
Thank you for your active participation in our parent community. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
Important Reminders and Information
On October 29, Harlan Cohen spoke about Happy, Healthy, (Almost) Stress-Free College Planning. For links to his slide presentation and other materials, click
Option for Adviser Room Breakfast treats: Don't want to stop at Panera or Dunkin Donuts before school? New Trier Food Service offers Classroom Catering for Adviser Room Breakfasts on Fridays. Donuts, bagels, fruit, and more are available. Students may pick up before 8 am in the cafeteria and use their student ID for payment. To place an order, use the Classroom Catering order form on the New Trier Food Services website (click
and scroll to the bottom of the page). Questions? Call Pia Fazio at (847) 784-2288.
An Open Letter to College Applicants (and Their Parents)
by Paul Franz
A "Fit" Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity
white paper by Challenge Success
TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping
by Jan Hoffman
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
by Jean Twenge
I Used to Be a Human Being
by Andrew Sullivan
Parent University - Parent Education Programs
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.
to see upcoming events and their descriptions.
Senior Class Videos and Photos