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North Country School

Website www.northcountryschool.org
Gender Coed
Region Lake Placid
Boarding School Yes
Address 4382 Cascade Road
City Lake Placid
State NY
Zip Code 12946
Phone 518-523-9329
FAX 518-523-4858
Lowest Grade 4
Highest Grade 9
Enrollment 75

North Country School is a small junior boarding school, grades 4-9, in Lake Placid, NY, with 90 students and 25 faculty members.  Family-style living, outdoor education, and a hands-on approach to academics are unique qualities of our program. With a 3:1 student-teacher ratio, we have a nurturing but rigorous academic program, and strong programming in both studio and performing arts.  We live on a small working farm that educates students about sustainability and other environmental issues.  We value and strive towards diversity in our community, and live in family-style houses not dorms.  We also have a strong outdoor program that uses the surrounding Adirondack Park to challenge students in life-long pursuits such as horseback riding, hiking, overnight camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, alpine and Nordic skiing, ice-skating, and ice climbing.

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.

  •  We believe that children become confident and resourceful individuals when they try new experiences and cultivate their skills toward mastery, with the guidance of caring adults.


  • We believe that teaching and learning are most successful when intellectual activity is linked with practical experience.


  •  We are committed to simple and sustainable living, making responsible choices about our use of resources.


  •  We are committed to sustaining a diverse and nurturing community that supports individual growth and creativity, develops resilience, engenders compassion, and promotes social responsibility.




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