Susan Matejka, parent of Hannah Bottum ’13 and Sam Bottum ’16

“We were fortunate to be in a position to offer our children a choice as to where they attended high school and both ended up at North Shore—but for very different reasons.  For Hannah, North Shore represented an opportunity to design a unique education, which included studying for a semester at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington D.C.  This experience, coupled with her Model UN participation and the strong relationships she developed with faculty, charted the course for college and beyond. 
For Sam, North Shore became a second home—the faculty and staff were committed to his success and well-being; they held him accountable when necessary and supported him always.  He, too, was able to create his own path with a yearlong independent study in science and the opportunity to partner with Northwestern University on this endeavor.

During their time at North Shore, they also developed lifelong friendships with classmates and faculty.  I will always remain grateful for our years as part of the North Shore family.”
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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.