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The Path to New Trier

Season 1, Ep. 10

In this episode, Dr. Wang talks with Mrs. Lori Worth, New Trier Northfield Campus Transition Specialist about the transition process from Central to New Trier. She also interviews Alexa, a current 9th grade student, who recently transitioned to New Trier from Central. Topics discussed will include:

  • What to expect in the coming months for 8th grade parents and students
  • Ways parents can support their child during the transition process
  • What students can expect during the transition process


If you are interested in learning more about the transition to New Trier, you can visit their webpage for incoming freshmen at: https://www.newtrier.k12.il.us/incomingfreshmen.



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