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    Come north and flourish.

    North Country School teaches success.

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    Small classes. Inspired teaching. Engaged kids.

    North Country School teaches confidence.

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    There is joy in meaningful work.

    North Country School teaches community.

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    Art every day. Words we’ve lived by since 1938.

    North Country School teaches creativity.

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    Nobody’s yawning in our classrooms.

    North Country School teaches engagement.

  • Scene at North Country School, Lake Placid, NY. photo by Nancie Battaglia
    We don’t eat breakfast ’til the animals do.

    North Country School teaches responsibility.

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    Where most classrooms end, ours begin.

    North Country School teaches experientially.

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    Ever onward. Ever upward.

    North Country School teaches grit.

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    We live in houses. Not dorms.

    North Country School teaches collaboration.

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    We let a child be a child.

    North Country School teaches joy.

About North Country School

Founded in 1938, North Country School sits among mountain peaks in the six million-acre Adirondack Park, just outside Lake Placid, NY. Our 200-acre campus features a working farm, extensive gardens, and alpine wilderness that provide hands-on opportunities for learning and growth. Here boys and girls in grades 4-9 benefit from a literal and metaphorical breath of fresh mountain air; our children thrive in a humanely paced program that features equal parts academics, arts, work, and play. The guidance of talented, committed adults and a strong, diverse community instill in students values of simple living and environmental responsibility. With a unique mix of inspiring people, place, and programs, North Country School helps students to flourish.

From our Blog

Daily Photos 11-21-2014

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Posted in Daily Photos
on November 21, 2014

While time spent outdoors is vital to NCS culture, we also encourage students to take advantage of quality indoor activities, such as reading. Yesterday at lunch, NCS librarian Mark Richards announced that our students have checked out an impressive 450 titles from the library over the past eight weeks.

Daily Photos 11-20-2014

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Posted in Daily Photos
on November 20, 2014

Under the guidance of teacher Dave Steckler, students recently helped clear and groom a new trail for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Named “Balcony Hill” for its location alongside Balcony House, the trail is quite short, but has been a welcome addition for outdoor activities.

North Country Summer School