District 36 schools have a long tradition of progressive education and parental and community involvement. Ten years before the Village was incorporated in 1869, families in the town made private donations to finance the first public school. Citizen Edwin Fetcher, speaking in the early 1900s, asked "Why don't we make the public schools of our Village so good that we will be proud to send our children to them?" Carleton Washburne, the Superintendent from 1919 to 1943, developed "The Winnetka Plan" that included innovations which are now cornerstones of excellent schools across the country. Educators in Winnetka every day renew and extend this vision of individualized instruction, hands-on learning, and attention to the development of the whole child.
Children in District 36 attend one of three elementary schools (Crow Island School, Greeley School, or Hubbard Woods School) for Kindergarten through fourth grade. The Skokie School is home to the District's fifth and sixth graders, and seventh and eighth graders attend Careleton Washburne School.
The interactive map below shows the locations of our five schools and Administrative Offices.
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