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 mountain wilderness that provide hands-on opportunities for learning and growth. Here children in grades 4-9 benefit from a literal and metaphorical breath of fresh mountain air; our students 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.
Life has been less than normal for the last year-and-a-half, and we are giving our returning students time to explore, play, and be children. As they get to know each other, and the campus, there is a sense of community building that will form the foundation of everything we do this semester.
North Country School was featured in a story that appeared in Lake Placid News called "North Country School sees international challenges, opportunities."
In the article, Executive Director Todd Ormiston said: “We believe that we’re uniquely positioned with, No. 1, our in-person academic program through the pandemic and, No. 2, smaller classes and more personal attention, and kids right now need that."