We pride ourselves on our engaging and challenging curriculum that helps children see the world through multiple lenses and understand the needs of others.
This plants the seed for a lifelong love of learning and compassion, embodying our school’s motto, “Live and Serve.” At North Shore Country Day, students not only develop their character but also build a solid academic foundation in the lower school. Small-group instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics and lab science allows each child to participate fully. Independent and cooperative group projects stress organizational and study skills. Our students learn to speak up and advocate for themselves. They also become comfortable speaking to their class and even in front of the whole school.
Literacy and Writing
The program is structured for students to read in small groups and receive individual attention. This curriculum emphasizes the development of grammar skills as well as the communication of concepts and ideas.
Math is taught based on the enVision Common Core math program—an intensive introduction to mathematical concepts, computation and problem solving, supported by other challenging mathematical materials.
Students learn about different cultures and historic events in project-based and interdisciplinary teaching models. The importance of research and source evaluation is also emphasized in the older grades.
Alumni Chats with Sebastien B. '32 & Cy Oelerich '89
In this episode, they share their favorite ice cream flavors, reflect on what it means to be an Iron Raider, and challenge each other in a breath-holding contest!
Behind the Scenes of Lower School STEAM
From designing mind-blowing electronic musical instruments to coding and wiring them to play, watch as our talented young creators are empowered to explore their limitless potential.