Francis R. Stanton '27 (1981)

Today marks the closing exercises of the 63rd year of our School’s history and a new class of alumni. Among the 2,300 alumni of North Shore, many have distinguished and enriched both the School and the larger community. We have paid tribute and recognized some of these men and women in various ways but had hoped sometime to formalize this honor and record the rich history of our School. Today we begin that record with a man for whom the Alumni Recognition will be named, a man whose personal commitment to The North Shore Country Day School is beyond measure.
North Shore opened its doors in September 1919, and he was a student in the Fifth Grade. His brother was in the Class of 1925. Three of his sons are North Shore Alumni. He graduated from Yale and Yale School of Architecture and among his many gifts to The North Shore Country Day School was the gift of teaching—six years of a trimester course in Architecture. He has coached the boys’ tennis teams for eight years and the girls’ for five with great distinction. He was a member of the Board of Directors for many years and served two separate terms as its president. He served as president of the Alumni Association and has directed Alumni Giving, quintupling participation and dollars over the last half-dozen years. He serves as a trustee of the Foundation entrusted with North Shore’s endowment funds.

The motto of The North Shore Country Day School is Live and Serve. It is with great honor that I present the Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to the man who embodies its spirit and for whom it is named—Francis R. Stanton.

Presented June 12, 1981 by Phyllis Babb Perkins ’46
President of the Alumni Association
The North Shore Country Day School
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.