1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848
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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 (2022)

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

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Class of 2019
5.00
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
5.00
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
5.00
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. . .

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
North Cedar Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2014
1907
Campus Size
96 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
60 students
300 students
% Students of Color
70%
25%
% International Students
80%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1150
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1015 - 1580
-
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
3
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,800
(Tuition shown is for Upperclassmen enrollment. )
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
% Students on Financial Aid
70%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
(Merit & Need-Based)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of Admissions
Donald W. Smith
Alyssa King

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
3
17
Courses
Advanced Physics, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
1
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
29
23
Extracurriculars
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
10
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
8
Augustana University
5
University of Wisconsin - Stout
3
Truman State University
2
University of Arizona
2
University of California
2
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2
Cornish College of the Arts
1
Gonzaga University
1

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
Profile last updated: 04/01/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,800
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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