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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

Hock’s JumpCam Video: Creativity and the Arts

Posted in Daily Photos, Head's Blog
on May 1, 2015

Creativity is an integral part of daily life at North Country School. It infuses our academic, residential, and outdoor programming. At NCS, students cycle through an array of core Arts classes that expose them to dance and body movement, stage acting and improvisation, scene writing and performance, theater tech and community projects; digital and traditional photography, including the use of a darkroom; ceramics, fiber ...More

Daily Photos 4-30-2015

Posted in Daily Photos
on April 30, 2015

Today’s photos highlight this morning’s ESY class in the Children’s Garden and greenhouses. Students had the chance to harvest greens, from basil to bok choy, that they had planted at the start of Spring Term. They also illustrated plant tags, and began potting plants to sell at Pancake Breakfast on May 9. This coming weekend’s activities include hiking Rooster Comb and Baxter Mountain; “frolf” ...More

North Country Summer School

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.