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Message From Our Principal



The process of selecting the right school for your child is challenging and complex. As you begin the journey, I hope you will consider St. Norbert of Northbrook. Our mission is to offer a superior academic and spiritual education designed to inspire the next generation of leaders rooted in a foundation of faith.

The State of the School report below shares the progress we've made toward our aim. I encourage you to read it and reach out if you have questions about any of the topics addressed.

At St. Norbert School, our preschool through eighth grade model promotes strong relationships between students, teachers, and parents.  Small class sizes allow for a nurturing environment in which every student is known and honored.  Students are inspired to become confident, independent, lifelong learners with the critical skills and Catholic values to reach their full potential.

St. Norbert's curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the Chicago Archdiocese Curriculum Standards for Education.  We strive to continuously evolve by exploring, adapting, and adopting innovations in curriculum design, teaching methodology and technology.  Our aim is to advance student learning by engaging each child with the most progressive educational tools and research-based instructional practices available.  

Our dedicated and experienced staff model a love of learning through ongoing professional development and a commitment to continuous improvement.  We go beyond the school walls with wide-ranging field trips and intellectual experiences to bring quality curricular and extracurricular activities to our students. 

St. Norbert School is blessed with an active and supportive parent community. Parent involvement in the school exemplifies a strong commitment to Catholic education and contributes to the success and excellence of our school. 

Finally, though we are located in Northbrook, St. Norbert School serves families from many surrounding communities.  We offer daily bus service to and from Deerfield’s Holy Cross Parish campus.  Our families reside in a variety of neighboring areas including Northbrook, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Wheeling, Highland Park, and Glenview.

I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve God in such an amazing school. I look forward to answering any questions you have about visiting or attending St. Norbert School.

Peace and all good things,

Dr. Maggie Hoody