Northland Scholars Academy

W10085 Pike Plains Road
Dunbar, WI 54119
  • Northland Scholars Academy is an affordable boarding school that provides a true pathway to your education and career dreams.
  • NSA`s Early College dual-credit partnerships allow students to earn an associate`s degree and vocational certifications while still in high school, and provide a direct pathway into partner four-year colleges and universities to complete their bachelor`s degree in as little as two more years.

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Definition of Terms 
2019 School Data
Northland ScholarsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20171909
Campus Size500 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment50 students318 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(American students do not pay tuition)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$18,000$50,145
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsJohn Twohig

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

School Notes

    Northland Scholars Academy (NSA), located on 500 pristine acres in Dunbar, WI, is an innovative and dynamic college-preparatory boarding school that prepares every student for success in advanced studies, in future careers, and in life. NSA offers an environment of shared success where curious and ambitious students from around the world work together to achieve their goals. NSA challenges students with a rigorous high school and college curriculum, enriched through fun and exciting campus amenities, robust community involvement, and numerous clubs, sports and student organizations. One of the primary benefits to students from Wisconsin and through the US  is they can attend tuition-free. Northland Scholars Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year, and a special opportunity is available to students in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Qualified American students can attend NSA tuition-free, and also receive substantially reduced boarding rates for those who choose to live on campus.NSA is also a true pathway to a college degree through our Early College Program, where our dual-credit partnerships allow students in all grades to take college courses for credit and earn up to an associate degree in 29 different subject areas. Students then have guaranteed transfer to 9 partner colleges and universities to complete their bachelor`s degree in as little as two more years. Degree fields include :
  • Art & Design
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Network Administration
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pre-Natural Resources
  • Pre-Professional Health
  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Information Systems: Programming & User Support
  • Computer Information Systems: Software/Network Support
  • Computer Network Systems & Security
  • Corrections
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Environmental Management
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Human Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Marketing
  • Mechatronics & Robotics Systems
  • Nursing
  • Office Systems/Administrative Assistant
  • Office Systems/Medical Office Specialist
  • Paramedic
  • Water Resource Management
  • Water Resource Management 1 + 1  
In addition, 13 post-secondary vocational certifications are also available to complete while at NSA: 
  • Accounting
  • Computer Applications
  • Corrections Officer
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic)
  • Entrepreneurial Small Business
  • Health Careers
  • Mechatronics
  • Office Assistant
  • Practical Nurse
  • Private Security
  • Sustainability
  • Welding
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