In 1919, a group of Winnetka families who wanted to open a new independent school similar to east coast boarding schools, leased the Girton School for Girls and asked Perry Dunlap Smith to be Headmaster. The rest is our history.

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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.