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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.

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    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.

From our Blog

Daily Photos 5-21-2015

Posted in Daily Photos
on May 21, 2015

Today’s daily photos showcase the many projects that students are now wrapping up. From play rehearsals to woodshop to tanning hides in Level III science, there is much on the go. We look forward to sharing the children’s terrific work with our guests at Graduation weekend.

Daily Photos 5-20-2015

Posted in Daily Photos
on May 20, 2015

By Thursday, Level V will complete all final exams. The following day, they participate in the Senior hike up Cascade Mountain. This annual tradition is a graduation requirement. To learn more, watch the NCS video “Rise”: Click here. Students are also busy preparing for this weekend’s full run-through of A Swiss Family Robinson

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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.