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Admissions Welcome

Thank you for your interest in North Shore. Our goal is to know each student and challenge them to become critical thinkers, collaborators with peers and faculty, skilled communicators and responsible global citizens.  We do this through a tightly knit community.  We foster responsibility for self and our environment. And we require all students to expand their awareness of others through service learning. It’s an educational dynamic that leverages learning with strong personal connections, critical thinking, creativity and classroom participation.
 
Our Admissions staff takes the time to know each and every prospective student and his or her family. We want to understand your educational goals and help you get to know the School, its curriculum and culture.
 
We encourage you to learn as much as possible about North Shore. Start here on our website, or give us a call at 847.441.3313, or send us an email to arrange a tour of our campus and classrooms. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Upcoming Admissions Events


Open House Dates (all grades
)
Friday, January 9 at 9 am
Families attending these events have the
opportunity to see North Shore “in action.”
 
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Application Deadlines
Junior Kindergarten- 1st Grade, December 5, 2014
(Still accepting Applications)

Grades 2-5, January 12, 2015

Grades 6-12, January 30, 2015 

(After the deadline, enrollment decisions will be
made on a space available basis.)
 
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Developmental Screening (JK-1st grade)
Screenings will be done on an individual basis until enrollment is full.
Please call Diane Olson (847.441.3321) for more information. 
 
Admission Testing Grades 6-12
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015




 
Meet Our Team
Jason Giffen
Director of Admissions; Coach
847.441.3308
Year Appointed: 2012
A veteran of independent school admissions work, Jason was previously the Associate Dean of Admission at The Lawrenceville School before becoming the Director of Admissions at North Shore.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Economics and holds an M.S. Ed. in Private School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the proud father of two boys (Wyatt '27 and Tucker) with his wife Lizzy who is the Associate Director of College Counseling.

Diane Olson
Lower School Administrative Assistant; Lower School Admissions Associate
847.441.3321
Year Appointed: 2002

Leonie O'Donohoe
Middle School Administrative Assist.; Middle School Admissions Associate; Coach
847.881.8881
Year Appointed: 2004

Gabriel Leggott
College Counseling Associate; Upper School Admissions Associate; Coach
847.881.8887
Year Appointed: 2014

Julie Schmidt
Admissions/Community Liaison
847.881.8882
Year Appointed: 2002