By The Numbers

North Shore Country Day offers a student-centered education for junior kindergarten through 12th grade

Year Founded: 1919

Campus Location: Located about 16 miles from Chicago in the suburb of Winnetka, NSCD has a beautiful 16-acre campus.

Student Body: 540 students total.  215 in upper school. 135 in middle school.  190 in lower school.  48% female.  52% male.  43% students of color. From 47 ZIP codes around the Chicagoland area.

Faculty: 85 teaching faculty. 15 years average teaching experience. 52% with advanced degrees.

Student/Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1.

Student/College Counselor Ratio: 54 to 2.

Financial Facts: $20 million operating budget.  $35 million endowment.  $1.5 million annual giving.

Financial Aid: $2.5 million allocated to 20% of the student body.

Mascot:  The Raiders

School Motto: "Live and Serve"

Colors: Purple and White

Accreditation: The school is a member of and accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Memberships: North Shore is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS).

What is a Day School?

Country Day schools originated in the U.S. in the late 19th century. By building schools in the country, near city limits, students could be immersed in education during the day and return to home at night. These schools preserved the best of the boarding-school experience without losing the benefits of living at home.

By the Numbers


8 to 1

Student to Teacher Ratio


Students of Color


Years NSCD has been serving the greater Chicago area


Students Enrolled



1 in 5

Students receive need-based scholarships


Square feet of teaching and learning spaces