One of the distinguishing characteristics that sets North Shore Country Day apart from other local schools is our JK-12 program. Our academic curriculum offers continuity as students progress from one grade to the next, building a solid foundation.

Leveraging and celebrating the wide range of student ages at NSCD through our buddy program has been a tradition since our founding in 1919. Younger students are paired with older students across grades and divisions at the beginning of the school year, providing opportunities that forge relationships and engagement. Buddy Days are then planned around specific activities throughout the year.

Before Homecoming, buddies decorate the campus and make posters to cheer on NSCD athletes. One of the highlights of the week is when our youngest Raiders—junior and senior kindergarteners—trace and paint lifesize cutouts of their senior buddies. 

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Take 10 Play Festival

North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.

All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.

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