North Country School

  • Founded in 1938, North Country School is a boarding and day school for children in grades four to nine, located on a 220-acre farm on beautiful Round Lake in the Adirondack mountains of Lake Placid, New York.
  • North Country School offers an enriched academic curriculum, small classes and residential family-style houses.
  • North Country School strives to create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 4-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild-moderate learning differences, ADHD/ADD, Executive function challenges
Year Founded1938

Student Body

Total Students73 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeNorth Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$57,500
Tuition NotesComprehensive fees, including all weekend activities, skiing, music lessons, computer and laundry fees, etc.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$30,000
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDavid Damico
Admissions AssociateRachel Carter
Endowment Size$11 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Drill Team, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeAlpine SkiingBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Drill TeamEquestrian,
Freestyle SkiingMountain Biking,
MountaineeringNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Cooking, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Music Lessons, Theater Program, Theater Tech

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Canoeing, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Rock Climbing

School Notes

  • Founded in 1938, North Country School is a boarding and day school for children in grades four to nine, located on a 220-acre farm on beautiful Round Lake in the Adirondack mountains of Lake Placid, New York. We offer an enriched academic curriculum, small classes and residential family-style houses. North Country School strives to create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.

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