North Shore Country Day welcomed 20 new faculty and staff members for the 2021-22 school year, introducing them at the first Morning Ex gathering of all students and faculty/staff.
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:
Grades JK and SK
Every day, our youngest students bring to school boundless curiosity and creativity—we honor and nurture these traits with a rich, innovative kindergarten program.
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 ShermanUpper School Parent
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
Student to Teacher Ratio
Students of Color
Years NSCD has been serving the greater Chicago area
FACULTY WITH ADVANCED DEGREES
North Shore Country Day’s first community gathering of the school year—known as the opening Morning Exercise or Morning Ex—took place on Sept. 10 and began with a reading of two poems, “Our Own Path” by Nikki Giovanni and “Dawn Revisited” by Rita Dove.
Students, faculty, staff and even a few parents spread out on the playing fields in front of the auditorium for the first in-person all-school gathering in more than 18 months. Head of School Tom Flemma welcomed and introduced new members of the school community—including 114 new students. Of those, 19 hail from outside the Chicago metropolitan area and seven are from outside the United States.
North Shore Country Day has unveiled a new Raider mascot logo. The new design was created by alum Nico Gibson, class of 2006. Gibson is founder and design director of the creative collaborative CRCL, senior brand designer at IDEO and design director at Beyond Athlete Management.
The New York Times published an Opinion video titled "How Life Look Like Through My 'Whale Eyes,'" created by James Robinson, a filmmaker from Maine and a Class of 2015 North Shore Country Day graduate.
North Shore Country Day named Best private school in Chicago suburbs.
The Chicago Sun-Times announced the Grammy-winning musician Richard Marx, North Shore Country Day Class of 1981, release of his debut memoir “Stories to Tell” (Simon & Schuster), which shares its name with a 2010 album.
The North Shore Country Day Camp is back for its 71st season! On June 21, campers arrived on the school's 16-acre campus, ready with sunblock, swim gear and a strong desire to make new friends, learn new skills and push themselves to grow.
At just 23 years old, Ava Suppelsa ’15 has a songwriting career not unlike those writers twice her age. Ava grew up on Chicago's North Shore in a home where she was exposed to music ranging from old-school country to jazz and modern pop.
For the first time in more than a year, NSCD students performed live on the auditorium stage March 11-13 for the spring musical production, “Hindsight 2020: Looking Back to Our Past Selves and Looking Forward to Who We Strive to Be.”