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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
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,740
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
1360
16 responses
Average ACT
31
86 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
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  • 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

    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+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    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

    52 reviews
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    North Shore is a fantastic school that has outstanding academics and an excellent environment for learning because of it's bright colors and collaborative spaces that provides an open feel. North Shore is predominately white and is not diverse, but it is something that we continue to work every year. One thing this school excels in is college readiness. Throughout my years I have spoken with many alumni and every person I have talked to has always spoken about how prepared they are and were for college. North Shore forces you to do things outside of your comfort zone which I found to be extremely helpful because I would have never been in a play and I would not have played volleyball. The administration and faculty are willing to learn how to make North Shore a better place and so are the students. It is a school where you have the flexibility to do anything you set your mind to. If I had the chance to re-do high school over I would choose North Shore Country Day School every time.
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    I am currently at NSCDS and I have loved my time so far. The teachers are amazing and so passionate about there jobs and students. The English department here is amazing and I have learned so much. Before going here I was at Sears which had a totally different atposhmere. It was very hostile and clique. When I came to NSCDS the students where completely different and I began learning. The sports here are fun and the coaches are awesome. The one things I would improve are the diversity lessons. Kids have begun tuning them out because we learn he same thing over and over again. Overall this is the best school I have ever gone to and the teachers all deserve recognition for all the hard work they do.
    The teachers at North Shore and generally really great. They care a lot about the students and not just school-wise. Whatever people are up to whether it is sports or theater there are always other people interested in that and people can generally find a smaller community within which they fit in. For the most part people aren't intimidating and are pretty darn friendly.