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Old 04-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Location: Chicago
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New Trier remains what it has always been: an outstanding high school.

There is, however, one significant disadvantage it faces, perhaps more so than any of its peer high schools:

Age. I'm talking Winnetka campus, of course, not Northfield. NT is a hodgepodge of buildings from various periods throughout the 20th century. Much of it is very old. The result is that the type of layout and infrastructure needed for technologically rich programs like the sciences are lacking. Its physical plant is geared to an earlier simplier time.

NT Twp seeks to rectify the problem and the planning process is well along the way. It weighed various options like tearng down NT Winnetka and rebuilding on the site to making imrovements and additions to the site to, I believe, even considerng going back to having NTE and NTW separate high schools. The economy, of course, will affect any decision making.

Due to its age, New Trier as a physical plant can't really compete with a school like Stevenson. Of course, in offering a high school education of top quality, NT is more than competitive.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:32 AM
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Wilmette is a great place to live and raise kids. I grew up in an apartment in Wilmette and my parents financially were just scraping by. I went to the best schools and was far more prepared for college than many of my peers. It is a beautiful place and all the garbage about how it will ruin your kids must come from someone who isn't from here because my family had no money, my dad drove my grandparents rusted out junker car and I had a wonderful experience. It is a matter of how you raise and parent your kids that matters. I made great lifelong friends who came from very wealthy familes but were kind, smart and not at all snobby. You will find bad seeds everywhere you go. Parent well and your children will thrive! I moved back to Wilmette 3+ years ago to raise my kids and afford them all the opportunites that I had and more!!
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