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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 counselor, art supplies, technology fees, school-assigned Chromebook, and use of specialized outdoor gear (rock climbing equipment, ice skates, cross-country skis, etc).

Domestic Boarding Students: $64,900
Domestic 5-Day Boarding Students: $49,900
International Boarding Students: $70,200
Day Students: $20,900

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 NCS’ funds are made available to as many qualified students as possible, we are not always able to accommodate a family’s entire need.


  1. Complete the School and Student Services (SSS) Parent Financial Statement (PFS). When asked for a school code from SSS, the North Country School code is 5386.
  2. After completing the PFS, SSS analyzes the data and identifies an estimated family contribution toward tuition. North Country School uses this information as a guide to determine need-based financial aid awards.
  3. A complete SSS application includes the PFS as well as tax documents (and schedules if applicable) from the current, or prior tax year.

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

Learning Lab: $3,300/year
Learning Skills: $8,300/year
Reading or Writing Lab: $2,600/year
Small Group Study Hall: $1,600/year
English as a Second Language: $5,200/year

Please see our English as a Second Language page for more information on this program.

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.

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