Grades 6-12

To begin the online application process, you need a school-generated username and password. Submission of the Inquiry Form provides basic information in order to set-up your account.  If you have already received this information then proceed to the application

Please contact us at 847.441.3313 or if you are in need of any assistance.

6-12 Grade Application Process

  1. Submit your application and $75 application fee.
  2. Schedule a visit.
  3. Provide recommendations and release forms to your child's current school.
  4. Register for the either the ISEE or SSAT.


Applicants entering grades 6-12 are required to take an entrance exam.  Most applicants to North Shore take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), but we also accept the SSAT.  

North Shore administrers the computer-based ISEE on several dates throughout the fall as a convience to applicant families.  Should you wish to register for one of the below dates please email or call 847.881.8887.

Sat Nov 4, 2017 
Sat Dec 2, 2017
Sat Jan 20, 2018 
Sat Feb 3, 2018 

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.

Contact Information

List of 2 members.

  • Jason Giffen 

    Director of Admissions
  • Mullery Doar 06

    Upper and Middle School Admissions Associate; Coach
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.