About D28

Northbrook District 28

District Overview

Northbrook School District 28 is located approximately 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, and about four miles west of Lake Michigan. This is a public preK-8 elementary school district with three elementary schools and one junior high, serving the northeastern portion of Northbrook.


Empower every learner to be an engaged, confident, caring, and inspired citizen. 


Learners are empowered when they:

Engage in meaningful learning experiences that require:

  • Critical thinking
  • Curious exploration
  • Creative expression
  • Collaborative interaction 

Experience personal growth through:

  • Meeting or exceeding relevant learning goals
  • Being challenged with tailored instruction
  • Accepting responsibility and accountability for their learning
  • Having voice and choice in their learning opportunities

Become global and digital thinkers who:

  • Appreciate and respect diversity
  • Participate as responsible citizens
  • See the world as their classroom
  • Use media and technology skillfully and responsibly

Feel supported by staff, families, and the community who:

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Ensure essential resources, including technology, are provided
  • Serve as positive role models and lifelong learners
  • Work together with passion and commitment to be responsible for sustaining high-quality schools.


  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Respect
  • Trustworthiness