building grit
Come north and flourish.
At North Country School, children thrive.LEARN HOW
building grit
Small classes. Inspired teaching. Engaged kids.
CONFIDENCE built at NCS makes lifelong learners.LEARN HOW

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Located in the beautiful Adirondacks, North Country School is a New York Boarding School offering a co-ed environment to help children lead satisfying and productive lives.

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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

What we heard from you

Posted in Head's Blog
on August 18, 2014

  Dear Parents & Guardians, Late summer in the Adirondacks has found evening temperatures dipping into the low 40s. This past Saturday, Camp Treetops campers and NCS international summer students began to┬ámake their way home from Lake Placid – to places across the United States and across the globe. Campus will be far quieter, but ...More