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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

Daily Photos 12-11-2014

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Posted in Daily Photos
on December 11, 2014

Our recent snowfall has been so impressive that we are opening the NCS ski hill early this year. This evening, students will gather for holiday singing and a special banquet to celebrate the season.

NCS Cooking Show with “Ryan and O’Ryan”

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This past trimester, two Mexican students new to NCS (and to the art of cooking) chose to enroll in the Edible Schoolyard elective offered by farm educator Katie Culpepper. After gaining confidence in the kitchen, the girls decided to develop their own cooking show. Watch and learn how to make tortillas.

North Country Summer School