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The Northfield Historical Society lets you explore the people, places, moments, and events that have shaped the history of Northfield, Illinois. Learn more about the region by browsing historical images and exploring the history of Northfield.

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The Story of Sunset Ridge School

Any story of Sunset Ridge starts with the town of Northfield. The two grew up together. A school that's hailed today as a state leader in test scores, student services and curriculum has its roots in a village that was clearly a late-bloomer as far as schooling goes.

Winnetka, Northbrook, and Glenview all had formal schools as far back as the 1850s. It took Northfield another 40 years to start catching up...