it's Litt!Welcome to Central Elementary School!

Central School serves a population of approximately 500 children (kindergarten through fourth grade) who reside in the eastern portion of Wilmette.  Students are friendly, respectful, and enthusiastic about learning.  Most children enter kindergarten with two years of pre-school and demonstrate high levels of “readiness” to learn.  

The parents of our students expect quality education for their children.  They value the school's commitment to meeting the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of children.  Central parents monitor their children's progress and communicate openly with school personnel.  Embracing the school’s mission to “prepare students for a rapidly changing and challenging future by developing intelligence that is both academic and character-centered,” students and parents join with teachers and administrators to form strong home-school partnerships.  Our PTA has an active Executive Committee that provides leadership to a Board of over 40 committees or positions including Art Awareness, Book Fair, Civics and Safety, and Environmental Awareness. 

Central staff members are life-long learners who participate in professional development and collaborative planning.  Many staff members have advanced degrees and certificates with many years of teaching experience.  Our staff is trained in differentiated instruction that is enriched by technology and the arts.   Within the building, we offer a team of related arts teachers (PE, library, music, art, technology, Spanish).  We also have learning behavior specialists, speech pathologists, a school psychologist, an occupational therapist, a social worker, a differentiation support teacher, reading teachers, and English language teachers.  These “specialists” ensure that we are meeting the needs of all the children.

Here at Central, we welcome you as a partner in your child’s education.  Your contributions to your child’s education at home and at school are sincerely valued and greatly appreciated.  

Warmest Regards Always,


Rebecca Littmann, Principal
847-251-3252 ex 6100

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Dear Central Families,

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the new assistant principal of Central Elementary.  I am truly honored to accept this new role and look forward to the year ahead. I join the team at Central after serving two years as vice principal at a school in San Diego. Prior to that I spent nine years in the classroom teaching a variety of different grade levels.  I believe in a student-centered approach to education that focuses on meeting the unique needs and talents of each child.  I believe teamwork and open communication are very important and know that together we will continue to ensure a positive and productive learning environment for our students.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have questions, concerns, or just want to share good news about your child or about our school. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your child’s education. I am excited to help support the students, parents, teachers, and community of Central, and I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in the coming weeks. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child each day. It is a true honor.


Meghann Young

Assistant Principal

Central Elementary School 847.251.3252

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