North Country School

4382 Cascade Road,
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Tel: 518-523-9329
Gr: (Boarding) 4-9 | 85 students
North Country was founded in 1938 and is an elementary-middle boarding school where students thrive on the joy of learning through core academics embedded in an environment of outdoors, arts, and community life.
Students participate in farm/garden activities, learn responsibility through daily chores, gain resilience in rock climbing, skiing, horse riding and creative outdoor play.
Student residences are family-lilke and develop strong bonds among students and staff, or as a parent has said, "There is not a place on the planet where teachers are more connected to students." ESL, SSAT prep and secondary school search provided
Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
North Country School
School Focus Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding) Grades 4-9
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 1938
Campus Size 200 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 85 students
% Students of Color 19%
% International Students 20%
% Students Boarding 75%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Average Class Size 12 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:3
Number of AP Courses Offered n/a
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 25%
Summer Program Offered Yes


Endowment Size $9 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition 5 day boarding $42,500
% Students on Financial Aid 33%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $38,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No


Application Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate 68%
Director of Admissions David Damico
Associate Director of Admissions Libby Doan


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 3 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Basketball, Nordic Skiing, Soccer


Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars Alpine Skiing, Art Club, Camping, Chorus, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Ice Climbing, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Private Music Lessons, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Student Government, Theater

School Notes:

  • Lake Placid is known worldwide as a site of former winter Olympics
  • Friendships, social skills, self-confidence and a passion for learning are among the best attributes of a North Country School student. In addition, the school is a haven for developing knowledge and love of nature, a community in which to excel without competitive pressure, and a respite from the influence of daily TV and media.
  • North Country School students attend a great variety of boarding and day secondary schools after graduation from grade 9.
  • LD types supported: ADHD, mild to moderate learning differences
  • School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and NY Association of Independent Schools

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Northwood School (0.0 miles away)
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  • Lake Placid Northwood School
    0  mi  |  173  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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