North Shore’s Alumni Association has more than 3,000 members worldwide who stay connected to the School through the Alumni News, the Acorn magazine and by participating and attending School events and activities. It is a testament to the North Shore experience that alumni remain loyal and support school programs, both financially and with their time.

Our Alumni Board

Our Alumni Board focuses on promoting and being involved with special events, fundraising and communication. Their efforts are important and help maintain a strong connection with alumni. Class representatives also build connections by keeping in touch with classmates, providing updates on North Shore happenings, requesting support for Annual Giving and encouraging their classmates to share information for the Acorn.
North Shore is fortunate to have these many alumni whose collective energy, thoughtfulness and hard work adds so much to the life of the School.

Community News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Limited-Edition Centennial History Book

    To commemorate our Centennial, we have commissioned a book entitled “Live and Serve—North Shore Country Day School 1919-2019.” This work honors the ongoing legacy of one of the earliest progressive schools in the United States—where each student has a voice, is known and is valued. Pre-order your copy today! Get the special rate of $70 until November 1, when the price will increase to $85. Books will be available in the spring of 2020.
  • Alumni Are invited! Dana Being Dana Show—September 18—NSCDS Auditorium

    Dana Brown Davenport ’96 will broadcast her show Dana Being Dana from North Shore’s stage to highlight the celebration of the School’s Centennial. An alumni and faculty panel, and Head of School Tom Flemma will talk about the rich and wonderful history, NSCDS experiences as well as the exciting events planned for this year. Alumni are invited to be part of this special evening so please plan to attend. Preceding the 8 p.m. show there will be a reception with light refreshments from 7-8 p.m.   
  • Alumni Class Rep Meeting

    Our Alumni Class Representatives joined us on campus and by phone for our annual kick-off meeting in the Upper School with Head of School Tom Flemma. Alumni will hear from their class reps several times during the year and will be in touch soon about the Centennial! Be sure to share any news of your life, work and volunteerism for Acorn Class Notes.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Cy Oelerich ’89

    Cy will be celebrating his 30th reunion this year and shared some of his memories and how he remains connected to the School.

Alumni Events

List of 5 events.

  • Sep


    All alumni, parents of alumni and former faculty are invited to attend! We are excited to welcome back the following Reunion Classes:  1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999,  2004,  2009, 2014

    To volunteer, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Green Whiteman ’71, 847.881.8848.
  • Sep

    Homecoming Carnival

    Playing Fields
  • Sep

    Alumni Centennial Art Show Opening

    We are excited to celebrate the creative breadth of our North Shore Country Day School alumni in the opening exhibit of The John Almquist Art Gallery next fall. The opening reception will be on Friday, September 27 of the Centennial Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. The show is open to all alumni artists. We are accepting one piece of artwork in any medium from each artist. The details for the show and the application form will be mailed and emailed. Any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Green Whiteman '71., 847.881.8848.
    John Almquist Gallery
  • Sep

    Head of School Cocktail Party

    for Alumni, Parents of Alumni, Former and Current Faculty
    Hall Library (newly renovated)
  • Sep

    Centennial Homecoming Family BBQ

    You’re invited to a BBQ celebrating North Shore Country Day’s 100th Homecoming, featuring food from one of Chicago’s most acclaimed barbecue restaurants, SMOQUE, and entertainment from Grammy award-winning musicians Justin Roberts and Liam Davis ‘86. Come cheer for the Raiders before, during and after the BBQ as there will be many exciting athletic matchups on campus (see our Homecoming schedule for the athletic games.) There will also be lawn games and activities for kids of all ages. All are welcome!

    Please RSVP by September 18
    Upper School Quad
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Alumni Board 2019-20

Annie Aggens ’88
Carlos Angeles ’12
Cathy Bell Bartholomay ’79
Phyllis Beattie ’72
Benjy Blenner ’02
Jim Davis ’64
Jeff Foreman ’80
Tom Geraghty ’62, President
Naomi Hattori ’02
Betsy Perkins Hill ’70
Chesly Manly ’89
Suzanne Folds McCullagh ’69
Ciara McDonagh ’90
Firouz Niazi '17
Ted Notz ’53
Nora Philbin '11
Todd Searle ’05
Alex Silets ’87
Katie Todd ’96
Larry Williams ’87
Andrew Wood ’90
Anne Hines Young '77
Honorary Board Members
Alice Graff Childs ’37
Dick Golden ’44
Liz Price Hunt ’42
Katrina Wolcott Kelley ’43
Ex Officio
Jay Bach
Tom Flemma
Patrick McHugh
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.