District 29
Located in the Village of Northfield approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago, District 29 consists of two schools. Middlefork School serves students in kindergarten through 3rd grade, while students in 4th through 8th grade attend Sunset Ridge School. District boundaries include a large portion of Northfield, as well as a small section of Northbrook.

The District houses approximately 500 children. Depending on the grade level, class sizes range between 15 and 22. Our small class size and an advantageous teacher-student ratio support the District's child-centered philosophy, and "one child at a time" mission. The school day, schedule, teaching practices and educational settings at Middlefork and Sunset Ridge School are tailored to provide a developmentally appropriate, yet rigorous learning environment.

Our dedicated and professional teachers and support staff place a strong emphasis on meeting the unique needs of every learner. Programs are available to provide additional support for struggling students as well as extra challenge and enrichment for those with advanced skills. Hands-on learning and stimulating educational experiences provide students with varied opportunities to interact with the material in meaningful ways. Technology is used as a tool to support instruction and further enhance the learning experience. IPads and/or Chromebooks are provided to every student in grades 3 through 8. Social and emotional learning and character education are emphasized and integrated into the curriculum. 

Community Involvement
Our high level of parent support and involvement contributes significantly to the success of our District. In addition, the District benefits from close collaborations with community agencies including the Northfield Police & Fire Departments, the Northfield Park District, Wesley Child Care, the North Shore Senior Center, and the Northwestern university Settlement House.

Ongoing Education
District 29 graduates who continue in public school attend New Trier High School. There they join students from five other New Trier Township districts. Nearby private high school options include Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican High School.
Dr. Edward Stange
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Dr. Ivy Sukenik
Assistant Superintendent/
Sunset Ridge School Principal 

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Mr. Thomas Beerheide
Chief Business School Official
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Mrs. Jennifer Kiedaisch
Middlefork School Principal
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Ms.Stephanie Evans
Director of Student Services/MTSS
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Ms. Christina Crabtree
Director of Teaching & Learning
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Mr. Oscar Garcia
Technology Coordinator
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Mr. Tony Ohlwein
Director of Buildings & Grounds
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Office Staff
Ms. Melissa Draka
Administrative Assistant Middlefork School
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Ms. Debbie Lofdahl
Administrative Assistant Sunset Ridge School
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Ms. Kyla Quesada
Administrative Assistant Sunset Ridge School
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