Class of 2021

Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2021 Board!

We hope your students had a successful junior year despite the many challenges they have faced over the last several months. They have certainly earned this year's summer break, as have all of us.

As the students look ahead to their senior year and beyond, New Trier's Post- High School Counseling (PHSC) Department will be offering summer sessions focused on college essays and applications. Look for a communication from PHSC once those sessions have been scheduled.

We would like to recognize and thank our departing NTPA class Co-Chairs, Michelle Paul and Julie Radner. Michelle and Julie have stepped up to lead the NTPA as Co-Presidents for the 2020-2021 school year. On behalf of the NTPA 2021 Board, we thank Michelle and Julie for their leadership, commitment, and dedication.

We hope you have found a way to get involved with the NTPA this year and encourage you to continue to do so next year. To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:

  • Bookmark this page.
  • Read the reminders and materials below.
  • Check this page as the new school year approaches; it will be updated with new information when available.

Thank you for your active participation in our parent community. Lisa Kaestle and Julie Kennedy


Important Reminders and Information

  • Did You Know?

    On October 29, Harlan Cohen spoke about Happy, Healthy, (Almost) Stress-Free College Planning. For links to his slide presentation and other materials, click here .

    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  here and scroll to the bottom of the page). Questions? Call Pia Fazio at (847) 784-2288.

  • Points to Ponder

    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

    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

Useful Links

Daily Bulletin
PHSC Senior Newsletter

Senior Class Videos and Photos