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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.


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

The Final 24 Hours at NCS 2014-2015

Posted in Daily Photos, Head's Blog
on June 11, 2015

Here is one last video of the 2014-2015 school year, from the final 24 hours at NCS. The enclosed includes the following four things: snippets from our Town Meeting when students and staff thank and appreciate people in our community; last Friday’s equestrian drill team; the music recital; the final performance of Swiss Family Robinson. ...More

JumpCam Video: NCS: The Last Week

Posted in Daily Photos, Head's Blog, News from Campus
on May 29, 2015

We are at the end of another great school year at North Country School. The pace during this last week has been lively, with the community fully engaged in packing, sprucing up, practicing for recitals and drill team, finishing projects, preparing for the student-staff Ultimate Frisbee tourney and, perhaps most exciting of all, three evening ...More

North Country Summer School