1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848
North Cedar Academy Photo #1 - Welcome to North Cedar Academy!
North Cedar Academy Photo #1 - Welcome to North Cedar Academy!
North Cedar Academy Photo #2 - Here you can see our quiet, 96 acre campus. This city is nestled in the beautiful Ladysmith, Wisconsin. We have the best of both worlds - nature and community!
North Cedar Academy Photo #3 - These are the dorm rooms at NCA. We always pair up new students with someone from another country! We are a family here at NCA. Getting to know one another is easy and fun.
North Cedar Academy Photo #4 - Our students are creative and outgoing. This picture is from a concert our students preformed for the community.
North Cedar Academy Photo #5 - Outdoor education begins here, at North Cedar Academy! Our outdoor education program puts your students into a treasure chest of new skills. Including but not limited to: Wilderness first aid, Leave No Trace Principles, Shelter building, Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Plant Identification and much more!
North Cedar Academy Photo #6 - Our expert Social Studies, Government, and History teacher. Students learn American History as well as current events happening around the world.
North Cedar Academy Photo #7 - Welcome to our art studio. We are truly blessed to have a former University of Wisconsin Professor and current, active artist to teach our Drawing, Painting and other art classes at North Cedar Academy!
North Cedar Academy Photo #8 - Our students are able to access many scenic parks and natural landscapes through our Ladysmith and the surrounding areas.
North Cedar Academy Photo #9 - The front entrance to the rest of your high school career! Welcome to North Cedar Academy. We are pleased that you stopped by.
North Cedar Academy is a private, international university-pathway boarding school situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
NCA offers motivated and committed American and International students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to graduate from high school with a high school diploma and Associate of Arts & Science (AAS) degree simultaneously.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,800
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Cedar Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
North Cedar Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
96 acres
125 acres

Student Body

60 students
310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1015 - 1580
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
10 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Tuition shown is for Upperclassmen enrollment. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
(Merit & Need-Based)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Donald W. Smith
Alyssa King

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
Advanced Physics, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered


Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Board Game Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Esports Club, Gardening Club, International Cooking Club, Outdoors Club, Robotics Club, SAT Prep, Teen Leadership, TOEFL Prep

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Community Choir, Concert Band, Concert Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling Club, Golf Club, Hiking Club, Intramural badminton, Intramural basketball, Intramural cheerleading, Intramural soccer, Intramural volleyball, Kayaking Club, Lifetime Sports & Wellness, Rockhounding Club, Winter Sports Club, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Augustana University
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Truman State University
University of Arizona
University of California
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Cornish College of the Arts
Gonzaga University

School Notes

    The North Cedar Principle: As a student in today`s competitive and connected world, you achieve the success for which you were destined by embracing the next level, by accelerating your education, by becoming a conscientious citizen and leader of the world. The inherent opportunities at North Cedar Academy empower you to reach inside and discover your potential. --------Grades 9 and 10 are formative years where you adjust to campus life, make friends, join clubs, explore the region and develop study routines. Here you begin a personal development journey that includes arts, humanities, lifetime sports and service to the community. --------BluGold Guaranteed Transfer Program (BGTP): You save valuable time and money by taking advantage of NCA`s exclusive university pathway program.
  • Students in grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to be co-enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Barron County campus and can complete up to 2 years of university while still in high school! You will receive a transcript from UWEC for credits earned, which are transferable to other colleges and universities.
    • Pathway program students have a direct pathway to the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, as well as University of Minnesota - Duluth!
Preparing You For Success: At North Cedar, you live a life of scholarship, enrichment, service, and yes, fun. You live among friends, learning the value of personal achievement, of group dynamics, of service to others, and of the wonderful benefits of expanding your boundaries and trying new things. As a graduate, you will move on to greater challenges with the necessary skills sets to take on your future with confidence. --------Living Where You Learn: The dormitory is more than just the place where you study and sleep. It is your home away from home: a place to hang out with your roommate, play table tennis or video games, watch television, sit around the bonfire, and make new friends.
  • The NCA dormitory is a uniquely designed five-story building overlooking the Flambeau River.
  • It`s fully supervised - with a resident director`s apartment and office on the main level and resident assistants living on each floor - yet offers the independence you need to live your life.
  • Special spaces include a kitchenette, computer lab, a quiet study room, laundry facilities, and common areas on each floor equipped with TVs, streaming services, & game consoles.
  • All meals are served in the dining hall in the academic building just a short walk up the hill.
  • North Cedar Academy accreditations: National Private School Accreditation Group (NPSAG), ICEF, SEVP
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Cedar Academy cost?

North Cedar Academy's tuition is approximately $54,800 for boarding students.

What is the acceptance rate of North Cedar Academy?

The acceptance rate of North Cedar Academy is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

What sports does North Cedar Academy offer?

North Cedar Academy offers 1 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only.

What is North Cedar Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for North Cedar Academy?

The application deadline for North Cedar Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2019
Occidental College
North Cedar Academy prides itself on the dual enrollment program, which allows students to obtain their Associates of Arts & Sciences degrees upon their high school graduation. This is certainly a unique opportunity, but what. . .

Class of 2019
UW Eau Claire-Barron County
North Cedar Academy dual enrollment with UW Eau Claire-Barron County that had gotten further my education path and made me ready for University. North Cedar Academy give me incredible opportunities in terms of volunteer work. . .

Class of 2018
University of Wisconsin
North Cedar Academy gave me an opportunity to improve my English very well and meet new friends from all over the world. I am enjoying to be here. Also, North Cedar Academy gives you an. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,800
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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