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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 1-26-2015

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Posted in Daily Photos
on January 26, 2015

We had a wonderful weekend with the NCS ski hill open both Saturday and Sunday. Other outdoors-y options included cross country skiing, skating, a long hike up Tabletop, and an overnight at the crag cabin. On Saturday we also had a crew of students who volunteered to clean the chicken coop and stack wood, while ...More

Daily Photos 1-23-2015

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Posted in Daily Photos
on January 23, 2015

Today we haveĀ a JumpCam video shot of our first Whiteface day, on Tuesday of this week. The day was a huge success. Dazzling blue skies set the perfect stage for this decades-old tradition. Children enjoy the chance to be together for an all-school afternoon on Olympic caliber slopes. They learn to dress properly, take care ...More

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