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North Country School

North Country School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 4 through 9.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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North Country School says

North Country was founded in 1938 and is an elementary-middle boarding school where students thrive on the joy of learning through core academics embedded in an environment of outdoors, arts, and community life. Students participate in farm/garden activities, learn responsibility through daily chores, gain resilience in rock climbing, skiing, horse riding and creative outdoor play. Student residences are family-lilke and develop strong bonds among students and staff, or as a parent has said, "There is not a place on the planet where teachers are more connected to students." ESL, SSAT prep and secondary school search provided. Lake Placid is known worldwide as a site of former winter Olympics Friendships, social skills, self-confidence and a passion for learning are among the best attributes of a North Country School student. In addition, the school is a haven for developing knowledge and love of nature, a community in which to excel without competitive pressure, and a respite from the influence of daily TV and media. North Country School students attend a great variety of boarding and day secondary schools after graduation from grade 9.





Grades Cost Term
Elementary School $55,700 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (518) 523-9329

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 84
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
4 4
5 12
6 8
7 16
8 22
9 22

North Country School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing North Country School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 74%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 63%
Multi-racial 7%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 13%


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Art Club
  • Camping
  • Chorus
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Government
  • Theater

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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