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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Our Story

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

Reflections on NCS Class of 2014

Posted in Head's Blog
on July 14, 2014

Dear Families and Friends, Time flies. Nearly six weeks have passed since NCS graduation. I hope this letter finds everyone enjoying the warmth of the summer months, either at home or in your respective travels. This week, I returned from a climbing trip in Peru and as I made my way north, Cascade welcomed me ...More

Hock on the death of Richard Rockefeller, NCS ’63

Posted in Campus News, Daily Photos
on June 13, 2014

  i Richard Rockefeller on campus, just after delivering the 2011 North Country School commencement address. Dear Friends of North Country School and Camp Treetops: It is with great sadness that I tell you that today – with the death of Richard Rockefeller - North Country School and Camp Treetops has lost a dear friend.  Excerpted from the New ...More

June 9th, 2013

Posted in Daily Photos
on June 9, 2014

Congratulations to NCS 2014 Graduates! Last weekend, students and faculty bid farewell to the 2013-2014 school year.            

May 19th, 2014

Posted in Daily Photos
on May 20, 2014

The last two weeks of classes have commenced. The countdown to graduation has begun. From music recitals to leisurely swims (with our giant DYI slip ‘n slide) down the hill into Round Lake, NCS students are savoring every minute.