North Country School

Lake Placid
, NY
Location
Junior (Through Grade 9)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
90
Students
65%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
7
Sports
1938
Year Founded

Description

Founded in 1938, North Country School has a long history of using nature, hands-on learning and meaningful work to educate children in grades 4-9, allowing them to grow, develop and explore under the guidance of talented, nurturing adults. Our values of sustainable living and social responsibility guide our curriculum and community expectations and are evident in all aspects of our programming, from our daily chores, family-style residences and Net Zero performing arts center to our emphasis on healthy, locally-sourced food, the diverse perspectives we bring to our classrooms and our extensive daily art offerings. Our 220-acre campus in upstate New York’s Adirondack Park features a sustainable farm, a private lake, a rock-climbing crag, a ski hill and miles of forest trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. A North Country School education helps children develop into confident and curious learners who contribute positively to the world around them.

Unique Characteristics

At North Country School, “art every day” is more than a motto; it’s a way of life. Through theater, stagecraft music, visual arts, culinary arts, and design and build classes, creativity and collaboration are encouraged seven days a week. 

The outdoor leadership program builds confidence and skill as students hike, ski, climb, paddle, and backpack through the Adirondack wilderness while learning real-world skills and respect for wild places

North Country School’s Farm and Garden Program allows students to grow food and care for animals, including horses, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens. Their 220-acre campus has its own ski hill, rock climbing crag, tree houses, and miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and Nordic skiing.

North Country School’s summer program, Camp Treetops, has been in existence prior to 1938 and the founding of NCS.

School Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Westtown School
  • Putney School
  • Mercersburg Academy
  • Gould Academy
  • Dublin School
  • Proctor Academy
  • Taft School
  • Lawrenceville School

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
Rolling Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO
School-Specific

Student Body

90
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

China,Canada, Italy, and Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, and Spain.

Location

Address4382 Cascade Rd. Lake Placid, NY 12946
Nearby Airports

Albany International Airport

Campus Size220 Acres

Contact Information

Bill Newman
Admissions Director
Todd Ormiston
Head of School
518-523-9329
Phone