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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1919

Student Body

Total Students530 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade North Shore Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,415
Tuition NotesTuition 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
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,500
Admissions DirectorJason Giffen
Admissions AssociateDiane Olson
Endowment Size$24 million


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,

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