Greenbrier believes in growing our students as a whole. Teaching our students math, science, social studies and language arts goes hand in hand with teaching our students the values of community, giving, being kind, and being curious about differences. Our classrooms are safe spaces for our students to explore what interests them within a subject and topic. We give back, here at Greenbrier, with annual events that involve the entire community. Our community runs through us, and we are proud to say that it feels like everyone knows one another. We facilitate connection among our families here. Our school is the hub of the community and that is invaluable to each student's experience. This page explores, in a transparent way, who we are at Greenbrier. Enjoy getting to know us and what we are about, and if you have any feedback, comments or questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
We Are GB - The center of our community
“We are GB” is our guiding principle. We have embraced the concept that Greenbrier School is the center of our community. We build connections between the school and community through our family events including Reading & Game Night, STEAM night, Curriculum Night, and Parent Education. Our Parent Teacher Association shares our guiding principle and supports it through family and student activities including Gator Rock, Back to School Night, Buddy Breakfasts, Healthy Kid Gym Nights, Movie Nights, and fostering new family connections.
We give back to our community
Greenbrier school is committed to giving back and connecting to the larger community. We encourage our students to build relationships within our local community. Our World of Work program places 5th-grade students in Arlington Heights businesses for real-life work experiences. Our chorus performs at the Lutheran Home. We teach our students to give back through programs such as Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association, and book drives for Bernie’s Book Bank that provide books to Chicagoland students at-risk. We encourage our students to continue their involvement with us while attending Thomas Middle School and Buffalo Grove High School by offering various volunteer opportunities at our annual events.
We ensure student growth by focusing on the needs of the whole child by building on their strengths while providing support to meet their challenges. Our teachers use AHSD25 curriculum to meet each child where they are and push them forward in literacy and math. We’ve developed social-emotional programs and activities to provide instruction to all our students, promoting an understanding of self and building positive relationships with each other.
Proud and diverse learning environment
Diversity is entwined in our school community as it reflects the diversity of our families living in the Greenbrier neighborhood. We are proud of our students and families that share their heritage and customs through personalized learning projects, our annual multi-cultural fair, classroom discussions, and daily experiences. Our families speak 27 different languages and we are able to provide direct teaching support for students new to Greenbrier School as they learn the English language.
Greenbrier is fortunate to be the home of the District 25 Early Childhood Program. We enjoy being the starting point for students on their educational journey and to share our love of learning. The Early Childhood Program is for children aged 3 through 5 years old including those with special education needs. We embrace the same philosophy of strong family relationships, community connections, and rigorous pre-academic curriculum that aligns with kindergarten curriculum. The youngest students of our district add a unique perspective and joy to Greenbrier School.
Principal: Donna Bingaman
Assistant Principal/Early Childhood Coordinator: Ms. Diane Kaffka2016-2017 K-5 Enrollment: 2722016-2017 Early Childhood Enrollment: 150School Mascot: Greenbrier GatorSchool Colors: Green & WhiteSchool Hours:Kindergarten AM: 9:05am- 11:50amKindergarten PM: 12:50pm- 3:35pmEarly Childhood AM: 9:10am-11:40amEarly Childhood PM: 12:50pm-3:20pm*Early Childhood is M-THGrades 1-5: 9:05am- 3:35pm