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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 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.
North Country School
North Country School
Nature is our master teacher at North Country School, and this week our students and teachers could be found exploring and learning around our mountain campus during academic classes, art classes, afternoon out-times, and weekend trips. Oftentimes the natural world around us provides a place to gain hands-on knowledge, as was the case while our 9th-grade biology students took morning outings to seek out and identify birds around our campus. Other times, moving outside simply provides a change of scenery and new space to be creative and laugh together, like it did during our 7th-graders’ improv theater class.

To learn more, read this week's #ThisWeekAtNCS blog: https://northcountryschool.org/april-16-2021/

#thisweekatncs #handsonlearning #placebasededucation
North Country School
North Country School
Today is World Art Day, and as always we are proud of the wonderfully creative work our students produce every single day.

https://northcountryschool.org/signature-programs/arts/

#ncs #arteverday
North Country School
North Country School
What begins as a challenge often ends with a smile. When students embark upon any of our signature programs, they receive a well-rounded, hands-on experience that prepares them for secondary school, college, and beyond.

To learn more about how our students explore the arts, challenge themselves in the outdoors, create with their hands, and participate in planting seeds, maintaining gardens, caring for animals, and harvesting food to feed their community, visit our signature programs page: https://northcountryschool.org/signature-programs/

#ncs #signatureprograms #handsoneducation
North Country School
North Country School
Observation and experimentation made a strong foundation for a 7th-grade lab on the physical properties of matter. Students made predictions on whether the mass of popcorn kernels change once popped, and then they popped the kernels in beakers to discover if they were correct.

#ncs #handsoneducation
North Country School
North Country School
As our greenhouses begin bursting with life, our students get to harvest the fresh produce for future meals. We recently gathered our first batch of spinach, and now every bite will remind our young farmers of the role they played in bringing this delicious vegetable to the table.

#ncs #farmtotable #edibleschoolyard
North Country School
North Country School
Winter is an incredible time in our Adirondack home, filled with skiing, sledding, snowball competitions, and ice skating, but we are always more than ready once spring truly arrives on the North Country School campus. This past week brought a breath of fresh air to campus as warm weather and sunshine arrived in full force, melting most of the snow, with leaf buds appearing in the trees and the first bright green grass of the year visible on the ground. There is often a feeling of optimism that comes with the arrival of spring, and perhaps never more so than during this year when so much of our daily lives has looked different and presented new challenges.

To learn more, check out our #ThisWeekAtNCS blog: https://northcountryschool.org/april-9-2021/
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