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%

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances

Endowment Size $9 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,700
(Comprehensive)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,600
Tuition 5 day boarding $42,500
% Students on Financial Aid 33%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $38,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling
SSAT Score No
Acceptance Rate 68%
Director of Admissions David Damico
Associate Director of Admissions Libby Doan

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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:

  • 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)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lake PlacidNorthwood School
     
    P.O. Box 1070, 92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY12946
    518-523-3382
    0 mi | 173 students | Gr. 9-12
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