North Shore Country Day School invites prospective parents and students to attend its annual Open House on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. This event helps families learn more about the value of a North Shore education and its distinctive junior kindergarten through 12th grade community.
After a welcome from Head of School Tom Flemma, groups will break out by division (grades 9-12 Upper School, 6-8 Middle School, JK-5 Lower School) to tour classrooms; meet faculty, students and current parents; and have ample time to ask questions and learn more about the school.
Education at North Shore is a student-centered, transformative experience. Students receive personal attention, diverse perspectives and are immersed in a culture of participation. Integrated into learning in every grade are the 4 C’s representing collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity.
North Shore prepares students with a challenging education that requires them to think critically, communicate effectively and engage fully in their intellectual growth and personal development. In doing so, they become self-confident ethical citizens of the world who embody our motto, “Live and Serve.”
At North Shore, “Live and Serve” is more than just a motto – it’s something students embrace in their learning and embody through their actions.
North Shore believes that education should be personal—where teachers know each student, challenge each at a high level, and where students connect intellectually and individually with teachers, advisors, college counselors, coaches and peers, both in and outside the classroom. The school opened this year with just over 540 students: 230 in Upper School; 125 in Middle School; 185 in Lower School. Of those, 27% are students of color. Students come from more than 37 ZIP codes in 20 suburban communities, plus Chicago. Most live in Winnetka or nearby suburbs, such as Wilmette, Evanston and Glencoe, but students travel from as far north as North Chicago and as far south as Beverly.
Diversity and inclusion is a hallmark of a North Shore education. To ensure access and opportunity to families from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, North Shore has a need-based financial aid program. Approximately 19 percent of the student body receives $2 million in financial aid each year.
Come find out what North Shore is all about. To register for the Open House, visit nscds.org/welcome or call the Admissions Office at 847.881.8887.