Tag Archives: Schools

Carleton W. Washburne School

Gazette Article by: Peg Hoskin, Ed.D. Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 The Carleton W. Washburne School was completed in 1969. At a ceremony on October 12th of that year, former school superintendent, Sidney P. Marland, Jr., dedicated the building to the memory of his colleague and friend, Carleton W. Washburne (1889–1968). Marland presented the […]

Hubbard Woods School

Gazette Article by: Pat Woolson Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1997 When the Winnetka Board of Education was formed in 1891, it was plagued with several problems. Residents living at the north end of the village wanted another school built nearer Lakeside (now Hubbard Woods), because children had too far to walk to the center […]

North Shore Country Day School

Gazette Article by: William Hinchliff Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1998 North Shore Country Day School was founded in 1919 by a group of Winnetka families, including the Boals, Wallings, Clarks, and Mordocks. Intrigued with a school concept that had recently sprung up in the East, they wanted to create such a school in Winnetka. […]

Postcard of the original Saints Faith, Hope and Charity building, c. 1950. This building is now part of the school's gymnasium.

Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School

Gazette Article by Pamela Riddle Marzec, Summer 1999 Updated November 17, 2021 On September 20, 1939, the doors to Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School opened for the first time. Monsigneur Thomas J. Burke and nine Dominican Sisters from Sinsinawa, Wisconsin welcomed the 98 new students. From the beginning, traditional approaches to education gave way […]

Willow Wood Preschool

Gazette Article by: Kathy Handelman Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2000 In the late 1960s, much like today, a baby boom in full swing found parents of toddlers scrambling to get their children into area preschools. A group of mothers from Kenilworth Gardens frequently bemoaned the tight enrollments and, with little money but great enthusiasm, […]

Winnetka Public School Nursery

Gazette Article by: Mary Bell Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1999 In 1926, when Henry Ford was still making parts for the Model T and Charles Lindbergh had yet to fly solo across the Atlantic, two educational pioneers, Dr. Carleton W. Washburne, superintendent of the Winnetka Public Schools, and Rose Alschuler, a national leader in […]

Pioneer Room

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2000 Located on the lower level of Crow Island School is a room that is held fast in the memories of many Winnetka residents, young and old. If asked to recall their most memorable experience from their days in the Winnetka Public Schools, almost everyone […]

Dwight and Larry Perkins: Architects for Winnetka’s Schools

Gazette Article by: Connie Heaton Goddard Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1999 That Crow Island School, with its slender chimney and off-center clock, draws attention from students of architecture worldwide is well-known. Of equal renown were the father and son pair of architects who were chiefly responsible for the school’s distinguished design and compatibility with […]

Winnetka Community Nursery School

Gazette Article by: Marsha Engle-Reinecke Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1999 Responding to needs of children and community The year was 1943, and Winnetka women – like their counterparts throughout the U.S. – were eager to participate in the war effort. Since domestic help was nearly impossible to obtain, childcare was a pressing issue. A […]