North Shore Country Day School

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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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,415
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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North Shore Country Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
530 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 34%
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
60%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 2020-2021JK (1) $12,575 JK (2) $16,875 JK (3) $18,975 SK $21,550 1st - 5th $26,050 6th - 8th $29,075 9th-11th $31,650 12th $31,750JK (1): Mornings only JK (2): Tues. - Thurs. full day, with Mon. and Fri. morning only JK (3): F
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$17,500
Admissions Director
Jason Giffen
Admissions Associate
Diane Olson
Endowment Size
$24 million

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,415
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,311 for elementary schools and $15,967 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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