North Shore Country Day School

310 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093-0600
Tel: (847)446-0674
Grades: PK-12 | 531 students
Since our founding in 1919, North Shore has been an exceptional environment for teaching and learning.
With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides a wealth of opportunities for all students to excel - in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, and in their communities.
Just as our students are well rounded, so too are our faculty, who bring a variety of talents to the School.
North Shore Country Day School is a JK-12 community rooted in tradition that challenges each member to develop a passion for active, life-long learning and respect for others.
Committed to academic excellence, the partnership of students, faculty, parents and alumni fosters intellectually curious, independent and critical thinkers.
We embrace diversity, knowing we are enriched by different backgrounds, voices and talents.
The full participation of each student in academics, athletics, arts and activities is a core value.
We develop self-confident, ethical citizens of the world who embody our motto, Live and Serve.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1919

Student Body

Total Students 531 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade North Shore Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $28,350
Tuition Notes Tuition 2015-2016 JK (1) $12,000 JK (2) $16,250 JK (3) $18,300 SK $20,650 1st - 5th $24,750 6th - 8th $26,650 9th-12th $28,350 JK (1): Mornings only JK (2): Tuesday-Thursday full day, with Monday and Friday morning only JK (
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,000
Admissions Director Jason Giffen
Admissions Associate Diane Olson


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Arlyn Day School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ss Faith Hope Charity School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ss Faith Hope Charity School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Winnetka
    Grades: PK-8 | 325 students
    0.2 miles
    180 Ridge Ave
    Winnetka, IL 60093
  • Wilmette
    Grades: PK-K | 125 students
    1.1 miles
    2031 Elmwood Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
  • Wilmette
    Arlyn Day School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 29 students
    1.4 miles
    3013 Illinois Rd
    Wilmette, IL 60091
  • Wilmette
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 322 students
    1.4 miles
    1740 Lake Avenue
    Wilmette, IL 60091
  • Winnetka
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 259 students
    1.5 miles
    1095 Gage Street
    Winnetka, IL 60093

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