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    Come north and flourish.

    At North Country School, children thrive.

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    Small classes. Inspired teaching. Engaged kids.

    CONFIDENCE built at NCS makes lifelong learners.

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    Strengthen each one by supporting the all.

    COMMUNITY learned at NCS creates gifted collaborators.

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 10-29-14


Posted in Daily Photos
on October 29, 2014

With cool foggy weather recently, students have been enjoying their inside classes and projects. But grey skies didn’t keep earth science students from moving outdoors for class this morning. Today we celebrate one of our favorite holidays at NCS: Halloween. Look for pictures of NCS Halloween through October 31st, 2014.

Daily Photos 10/28/2014


Posted in Daily Photos
on October 28, 2014

Several highlights from recent days include: student mentors meeting with their mentees for a waffle breakfast in Clark House; a hike to Balanced Rocks followed by a polar bear swim and wood sauna; ESY students cracking, soaking, roasting, and grinding acorns (foraged on a hike two weeks ago) into flour to make acorn pancakes.    

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