North Cedar Academy

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.
NCA is a private boarding school in safe and scenic Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA, and we are pleased to serve students aged 14 through 19 with our classical American high school curriculum. At NCA, we pride ourselves on our devotion to natural and environmental serenity and weave these themes into our curriculum in unique ways. This focus, coupled with our Advanced Placement and university pathway program offerings, ensures we prepare students for success long after their time on our campus.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $35,600
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Cedar Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
North Cedar Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2014
1906
Campus Size
96 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
30 students
320 students
% International Students
100%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Average SAT Score
1150
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1015 - 1580
-
Average ACT score
27
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
5 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
3
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
45%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,800
( The tuition rate is for the highest grade offered.)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,600
( The tuition rate is for the highest grade offered.)
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
70%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
(Merit and need-based.)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
60%
Director of Admissions
Alyssa King

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
3
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP United States Government and Politics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
2
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
28
24
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:
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: 2014 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
11
University of Wisconsin - Madison
8
University of Wisconsin - Stout
6
Augustana University
5
Concord University
3
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
3
University of Minnesota - Duluth
3
Georgia State University
2
Truman State University
2
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2

School Notes

  • NCA's 96-acre campus sprawls on the banks of the scenic and historic Flambeau River in one of the American Midwest's most rural and picturesque regions. Boasting four distinct seasons, the town of Ladysmith provides an idyllic backdrop for our students' academic, social, & emotional development. We are pleased to be among the most secure boarding schools in one of the safest regions in the United States. Despite our rural setting, we are conveniently situated only a few hours from Minneapolis and Chicago.
  • Among our many advantages, NCA provides students with a serene learning environment that leans into nature as a means of helping maximize the development of the whole self. We promote the pursuit of natural curiosity and prize kindness, goodness, thoughtfulness, and personal responsibility. 
  • Students in grades 11 or 12 can also apply for admission to one of our university pathway programs and, if accepted, can earn up to 60 university credits and guaranteed acceptance to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the University of Minnesota Duluth, or Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Each dorm room accommodates a maximum of two students. Our Dean of Resident Life assigns roommates to ensure maximum cultural exchange.
  • We invite you to visit our Resident Life webpage to view pictures and details of recent academic and extracurricular excursions, activities, and events: https://northcedar.net/resident-life
  • We invite you to visit our Regional Activities webpage to learn about Ladysmith, the Northern Wisconsin region, and related travel destinations and activities: https://northcedar.net/regional-activities
  • 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 and $35,600 for day 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 60%.
What sports does North Cedar Academy offer?
North Cedar Academy offers 2 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only and Swimming.
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
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $35,600
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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