Our District offers a comprehensive educational program for students.
Parents are encouraged to learn more about the topics covered at each
grade level by downloading the Parent Curriculum Guide
for their child's grade level.
Some of the opportunities that we offer to our students include:
- A rigorous curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards
- Spanish instruction beginning in first grade. In
sixth grade, students may choose to continue Spanish instruction or
- Hands-on science lab for elementary students to learn biology and other
- Organic Garden & Outdoor Classroom
Literacy and language arts has a workshop-based
curriculum that was developed with one of the nation's top literacy
- Nationally recognized music program. District 28’s band, orchestra, and choir programs have been
recognized locally, regionally, and statewide with superior ratings. In
2015 and 2016, Northbrook District 28 was one of six school systems in the state
to receive the Best Communities for Music Education award by the
National Association of Music Merchants.
The District’s educational program also emphasizes attention to social and emotional growth.
Our students have organized and participated in a
variety of service activities in recent years. They can be found
raising funds to help victims of natural disasters, organizing
collections for the local food pantry, and performing holiday songs for
residents of an area nursing home.
- The District's Concert for Africa has raised
over $100,000 to help support a school for orphans in Kenya.
- Our NBJH Student Council adopts a Charity of
Choice to support each year.
District 28’s PTO Council
supports a variety of programs and events.
PTOs at each of district’s four schools organize cultural arts
activities and other events, and a Music Parents Club
coordinates enrichment activities for our instrumental and choral music students.