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
 | 2021 School Data
Northland ScholarsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20171907
Campus Size435 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment50 students300 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Student attire must reflect good taste and respect for the standards of NSA. Modesty in personal dress is expected for all students. No clothing that is overly distracting will be permitted in the classroom and any apparel that communicates a message that)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 18
Student : Teacher Ratio9:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Partial scholarships are available to both domestic and international students.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Summer Program Cost$1,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

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

School Notes

    Northland Scholars Academy (NSA), located on 435 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
  • Northland Scholars Academy accreditations: The National Commission on Exceptional Schools
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