TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID2024-02-01T20:32:18+00:00

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At North Country School, we believe that all students should be able to participate in everything we offer. Therefore, we have adopted a comprehensive tuition model that greatly reduces the amount of extra fees that we ask families to pay throughout the year.

In addition to providing excellent classroom instruction, as well as housing and farm-to-table meals, our comprehensive tuition includes all of the following: weekend and residential life activities, field trips, professional ski/snowboard instruction, lift tickets to Whiteface Mountain, horseback riding, private music lessons, books and school supplies, laundry services, athletics, access to our on-campus nurses and counselors, art supplies, technology fees, school-assigned Chromebook, and use of specialized outdoor gear (rock climbing equipment, ice skates, cross-country skis, etc). Please note, all financial aid applications are due on February 1, 2024, so we encourage all families to file their tax returns as early as possible.

Domestic Boarding Students: $77,500
Domestic 5-Day Boarding Students: $59,500

International Boarding Students: $84,500

Day Students: $27,000
Reciprocity (Northwood staff with NCS students): $8,950

Due to a deeply held belief in the value of a diverse community, North Country School offers a robust financial aid program. In a given year, approximately 35% of our students receive aid. Need-based financial support is funded by North Country School’s private endowment and generous donations from alumni, families, and friends of the school. While North Country School’s funds are made available to as many qualified students as possible, we cannot always accommodate all of a family’s needs. Please note, all financial aid applications are due on February 1, 2024, so we encourage all families to file their tax returns as early as possible.

TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID:

We deeply value having a diverse community here at North Country School. An important piece of making that possible is our robust financial aid program. In a given year, approximately 35% of our students receive aid. Need-based financial support is funded by our private endowment and generous donations from alumni, families, and friends of the school. While funds are made available to as many qualified students as possible, we cannot always accommodate all of a family’s needs.
 

As of early 2024, we have transitioned to Clarity as our financial aid application system. This was motivated by Clarity’s streamlined and user-friendly application process. Should you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please do not hesitate to contact us or refer to their Family Application Guide or one-page Quick Reference Guide.

How to Apply by our deadline of February 1, 2024:

  1.  To get started, head to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere on your phone or tablet. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time.
  2. Once you have completed your application, you’ll be asked to pay a $60 fee in order to submit your application. (Please note: You can share your Clarity Application with any additional schools that accept the Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.)
  3. Return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application to upload additional required tax documentation.
 
Again, please note that all financial aid applications are due on February 1, 2024, so we encourage all families to file their tax returns as early as possible. If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen on the Clarity Application, as well as email and phone support at  or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.

For descriptions of the various learning support programs, please visit our Learning Support page.

Executive Function Learning Lab: $9,600/year
Learning Lab: $4,425/year
Reading, Writing, Math Labs: $3,150/year
Small Group Study Hall: $1,920/year
English as a Second Language: $9,600/year
Orton Gillingham Tutorial: $1,600/year

Testing Fees

North Country School arranges for interested students to take the SSAT and/or TOEFL on predetermined dates. Testing occurs for 8th graders in the spring term and 9th graders in the fall term. The registration fees are determined by the testing agency. Requests for additional tests on different dates must be approved by the Director of School and may require additional fees for administration or transportation costs.

Transportation Fees

Transportation on school-designated travel dates:
Charter bus to New York City: $135
Transportation to Albany Airport: $100
Transportation to JFK Airport: $325
Transportation to Saranac Lake Airport: $50
Transportation to Plattsburgh Airport: $75
Transportation to Westport Amtrak Station: $50

Transportation on days other than school-designated travel dates:
Transportation to Albany Airport: $300
Transportation to JFK Airport: rate and availability determined by a local car service
Transportation to Saranac Lake Airport : $50
Transportation to Plattsburgh Airport: $75
Transportation to Westport Amtrak Station: $50

Please note: Air travel to/from Albany or JFK that departs/arrives before 7 AM and after 10 PM may incur an additional fee to cover hotel accommodations and meals for the child and/or chaperone.

Ski and Snowboard Rental

All North Country School students learn to ski or snowboard. Students are welcome to use their own gear. There is an annual fee for rental of ski and snowboard equipment, helping students to learn on updated gear.

International Student Health Insurance

The United States government requires that all international students purchase US-based accident and sickness insurance. You are welcome to purchase insurance independently. However, North Country School has partnered with ISM (Independent School Management) to offer coverage for the school year. Details and insurance registration instructions are provided with the enrollment agreement. This fee is estimated to $2,400 for the school year.

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