North Cedar Academy

1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Tel: 715-532-0201
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Quiet, 96 acre campus just steps from city amenities.
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Quiet, 96 acre campus just steps from city amenities.
  • 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.
  • You save valuable time and money by taking advantage of NCA`s exclusive university pathway program.
  • NCA is partnered with University of Wisconsin Colleges, where NCA students can earn as many as 60 college credits and an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree.
  • You then have guaranteed admission into any University of Wisconsin school - including the 26th ranked UW-Madison to complete your bachelor degree in as little as two years.

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2017 School Data
North Cedar AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20141910
Campus Size96 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment70 students300 students
% Students of Color
5%
20%
% International Students
70%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered33017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
57%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,000
(Grades 9-10: 43,000. Grades 11-12: 48,000)
$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,000$28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
56%
Director of AdmissionsJohn Twohig
Associate Director of AdmissionsAlyssa King

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.
  • The North Cedar Academy Early University Pathway: You save valuable time and money by taking advantage of NCA`s exclusive university pathway program. 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. Students in grades 11 and 12 are co-enrolled in University of Wisconsin Colleges and can earn as many as 60 college credits and an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree. You will receive a transcript from UWC for credits earned, which are transferable to other colleges and universities. Earning a minimum of 54 credits grants you guaranteed admission into any University of Wisconsin school - including the 26th ranked UW-Madison.
  • Guaranteed admission to UW-Madison - ranked as the world`s 26th best university: UW-Madison is a nationally and internationally recognized research university, ranked 11th in the nationamong public universities and 26th internationally. Founded in 1848, and boasting an astounding legacy of discovery, UW-Madison`s alumni or faculty have been awarded 19 Nobel Prizes and 33 Pulitzer Prizes. As a co-enrolled NCA/UWC student, you can participate in the UW System`s established Guaranteed Transfer Program, which provides a pathway of guaranteed admission to this incredible world-class learning experience. As a proud partner of UWC, North Cedar Academy is the only high school in the state that provides this opportunity.
  • Living Where You Learn: The residence hall is more than just the place where you study and sleep. It`s 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, make new friends. The NCA residence hall 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, and laundry facilities. All meals are served in the dining hall in the education center just a short walk up the hill.
  • 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.
  • School accreditations: National Private School Accreditation Group (NPSAG)
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