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Message From Our Principal


The process of selecting the right school for your child is a challenging and complex one. As you begin this journey, I hope you will consider St. Norbert of Northbrook. Our mission is to provide sound spiritual, educational, moral, ethical, healthy, and social teachings. Our Pre 3 through 8th-grade school model provides a nurturing and student growth-focused learning community. St. Norbert is a Catholic school that is committed to communicating Christ to students through example, guidance and encouragement while providing the highest level of academic programming that leads to post-secondary success for all students. 
St. Norbert's curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the Chicago Archdiocese Curriculum Standards for Education. We provide a rigorous curriculum in a warm and loving facility located in the heart of Northbrook. Our dedicated and experienced staff model a love of learning through ongoing professional development and evaluation. Class sizes are small and provide for individualized attention and energetic learning experiences. The ultimate goal is to enable students to become independent learners and thinkers who are ready to compete globally at a high level. We emphasize going beyond the school walls with wide-ranging field trips and intellectual experiences to bring quality curricular and extra-curricular activities to our students. 
I also tell prospective parents that St. Norbert is composed of a thoughtful group of educators. In the halls and classrooms every day, you will see a staff facilitating high academic excellence, but who also know that teaching about the qualities of respect, integrity, service, and faith are equally important. We collaborate often to create an environment where students can serve, lead and succeed. 
St. Norbert 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. Whether supporting our staff, organizing after-school experiences for students, coaching, or coordinating events, like our Crusader Challenge, parent volunteer hours are always valued and appreciated!
St. Norbert School serves families from many suburban communities. Though we are located in Northbrook and offer daily bus service to and from Deerfield’s Holy Cross Parish campus, our families reside in many neighboring communities that include Northbrook, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Wheeling, Highland Park, and Glenview.


I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve God and His people in such an amazing school. I look forward to having the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about visiting or attending St. Norbert School.

Keep your head up and your heart full,


Eric Gallagher