At NSCD, we develop critical thinkers, collaborative problem solvers and caring citizens of the world. We’ve spent 100 years creating a culture where relationships catalyze learning. Where children learn to take risks and make their own connections from grade to grade, year to year.

North Shore Country Day School administers its educational programs, including admission and financial aid, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

"North Shore is about this idea of
empowering kids for ownership 
of their learning and giving 
them opportunities. The 
teachers know it’s not about the 
grade, it’s about learning the 
material. It’s about actually 
understanding something...
I love that!  


100 Years of Transformational Education

North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.