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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
310 Greenbay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093
Telephone
(847) 446-0674
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,050
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$14,000
From North Shore Country Day School

Established in 1919, North Shore is an independent, coeducational school for students in JK-12th grade. Here, education is a student-centered, transformative experience where students receive personal attention and diverse perspectives, while being immersed in a culture of participation. One of the advantages of a school like North Shore is that students are part of a cohesive academic experience. Our teachers and administrators have developed a curriculum that takes students from one grade to the next on an intentional path to their academic growth and development. The result is that our graduates consistently tell us North Shore has prepared them incredibly well for college.

North Shore Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
14 responses
Average ACT
31
96 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Interim
    20%
  • PILLOWS
    14%
  • Buddy Day
    11%
  • Barbecue
    11%
  • Spring Musical
    11%
  • Basketball Bash
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    540
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $20,370
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    86%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $203,235
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,237
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $940,600
    National
    $184,700

    North Shore Country Day School Reviews

    57 reviews
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    Our family has two children in the Upper School at North Shore and we could not be happier. We have been particularly impressed with quality of instruction and the level of engagement our kids have with their teachers. The administration is committed to recruiting the highest level of instructors, who seem to truly care about each student. The school also emphasizes inclusion and encourages each child to pursue his or her interests, while stretching themselves to try new things. The size of the school allows students to pursue any interest, while feeling a part of a close-knit community. Students at North Shore achieve at the highest level academically, but a healthy balance of other activities are also a part of of the experience.
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    The lower and upper schools provides the most amazing education for both my HS & Elem. boys. The student/teacher relationships are the most phenomenal aspect. Teachers encourage multiple viewpoints on any situation, teach and implement the importance of being a citizen, and mentored and cared for students all along the way. My has grown especially close to the English and History teachers. Considering he would not have said those were his favorite subjects entering high school, it shows the ability of the teachers to encourage and connect with students. The lower school is truly amazing. They encourage learning in the most unique & special way. NSCD is the most diverse on the North Shore. My boys have friends from all over Chicago with a variety of backgrounds. Due to the school size, ALL the kids are known. The administration is surprisingly well versed in all the activities of the kids (in & outside school) and deals with issues in a quick and fair manner
    NSCDS has been great for our family, not just our kids. The parent body is supportive and caring of one another (it takes a village sometimes). The teachers present the curriculum to my kids (I have twins) who are so different in their learning styles, in a way that meets their interests and motivates them. My daughter is more of a traditional learner and loves the facts, memorization, and writing and she is thriving. My son is more of an experiential/inquiry based learner and he is taught the concepts and encouraged to ask questions and wonder and try his ideas while also thriving. This balanced approach is amazing for them. The character education program has helped give them the tools and resources to navigate typical social struggles that school aged children face and the staff is always available to help me and my kids when I have a question about how to support my kids or challenge them. I'm so glad our kids are in this wonderful community.