Mission Statement

A Wilmette District 39 education engages, empowers, and inspires students to lead academically successful, socially responsible, compassionate, and purposeful lives.

We provide an environment that supports the academic, social-emotional, and physical well being of each student by:Romona Students

• Ensuring all staff are highly qualified and well supported

• Fostering strong partnerships with parents and the broader community

• Balancing educational priorities and fiscal responsibilities to best support our students and community

Statement of Inclusion

District 39 believes inclusion plays a vital role in student growth. We are committed to providing a safe and equitable learning environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging for all District 39 students and staff.

By respecting each person’s unique identity, perspective, and learning style, we create a stronger community. We honor differences including races and cultures, genders and sexualities, abilities and aspirations, identities and affiliations, socioeconomics and worldviews. Embracing diversity prepares our students to thrive in an increasingly complex global community.

Wilmette Public Schools Passes Resolution Condemning Hate

The Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution in June 2019 condemning hate and deepening the District's commitment to a positive school environment.

The Board resolved the following through the Resolution:

  • The Board of Education condemns any and all forms of hate or discrimination.
  • The Board of Education will work toward ensuring a school environment free of hate.
  • The Board of Education empowers the Administration to promote inclusion and discourage bullying and discrimination within Wilmette Public Schools.
  • The Board of Education directs the District Administration to commit to and present a clear, actionable, timely and sustainable plan to reduce instances of harassment and intolerance throughout Wilmette Public Schools.
  • The Board of Education supports all Wilmette School District staff, students and families in working together toward eliminating all instances of prejudice, hate and discrimination from within the Wilmette Community. 

Resources to Combat Hate and Promote Equity

District 39 compiled a library of educational resources for families, children and community members designed to combat the spread of hate and racism in our community. 

These resources can be found on the equity page of the District 39 Virtual Library.

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