The fall 2023 athletic season truly was among the greatest in Raiders history — in part because of record-breaking accomplishments on the field, but also because of the grit, determination and hard work our athletes put in off the field.
Since our founding we have committed to answering a fundamental question:
What matters most when educating a child?
Our answer? A holistic, intentionally designed learning experience where all members of our community are focused on:
Our integrated curriculum and program help children see the world through more courageous, compassionate eyes, planting the seed for a lifelong love of learning.
We believe in the unique capabilities of our adolescent learners, and our curriculum reflects that. Our teachers challenge students to stretch themselves.
Students develop into well-rounded adults by stretching themselves with experiences in performing arts, athletics, service, activities and meaningful connections made with …
NSCD continuously goes above and beyond in ways one cannot imagine. It often amazes me how the administration is always one step ahead in making decisions about the well being of the children and working toward ways they can encourage growth.
Ashleigh Palmer Weathers '04Lower School Parent
I have found that the NSCD teachers are very committed to their students. They want the kids to learn the topics thoroughly and also feel challenged. They also are there for their students way beyond the classroom.
Susie ShermanParent of alumni
Every single teacher seems to have a smile on his/her face and a twinkle in the eye—everyday. It’s a wonderful thing to witness because it’s obvious that those smiles and twinkles are powered by the pure joy of loving one’s work. And, seeing that magic come through in remote learning brought a tear to my eye more than once last spring.
Trish ThomasLower and Middle School Parent
It started by looking for a full day of kindergarten. My family quickly learned the attention to students’ needs was amazing and we never looked back.
Jennifer MedivnLower School Parent
What distinguishes NSCD is the background of teachers, college placement results and the focus on whole-student development to include giving back to the community.
Dean NelsonMiddle & Upper School Parent
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North Shore Country Day is proud to announce that Isabella Cho ’20 was named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar. She is one of 32 outstanding students from across the United States who will commence their studies at Oxford in October 2024.
The frigid autumn air was filled with excitement (and snowflakes) Tuesday morning during North Shore Country Day's annual Halloween Parade—one of the most anticipated days of the entire school year.
Something extraordinary is happening on the top floor of the lower school at North Shore Country Day, where students in David Green’s and Stephanie Mangum’s third grade classrooms are celebrating the identities of their classmates in a few creative ways.
For the second year in a row, the annual upper school Take 10! Play Festival shifted to the fall from the spring. Students in the directing studio class spent a great deal of time writing 10-minute plays based on personal experience, observations, media events or just pure creativity. They then assumed the role of producer/director by auditioning their peers, creating a concept, blocking their actors and rehearsing.
This fall, North Shore Country Day’s middle school athletics season was a testament to growth, teamwork and determination. Here are a few of the highlights from the middle school cross country, field hockey, flag football, boys soccer and girls volleyball teams.
From the courtroom to the writers' room, life has been full of unexpected twists and turns for North Shore Country Day alum Richard Appel ’81. Learn about his path from trial attorney to Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, producer and showrunner.
North Shore Country Day’s middle school has long prided itself on its commitment to education as an experience, and a student’s three years in the NSCD middle school provide countless opportunities to learn via experience. Here are just a few of them.
One of North Shore Country Day’s most beloved traditions is the buddy program, where older students are paired with younger students for various activities throughout the year. Most people immediately think of the junior and senior kindergartners, who are paired with seniors, but in fact, every grade in the school has a buddy pair.