Partnerships are central to North Shore Country Day School. They always have been. For 97 years, our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, volunteers and distinguished visitors have shared their lives and our School. For our students, these partnerships are central to their North Shore experience, moving them forward as thinkers, writers and speakers, and uncovering the passions and self-understandings that will carry them into their adult lives.
Our new Chicago Community Partners Program opens the door to a new range of partnerships and enables our students and teachers to better utilize Chicago as a laboratory for learning.
Some partnerships will solidify already existing relationships, and others will be brand new. While some partnerships will link directly to our established academic program, others will build avenues to new and otherwise impossible-to-achieve curricula. They will enable our students to put what they have learned on campus to the test and bring their experiences back to the classroom. Students will get their hands dirty, become entrepreneurial in their outlook, and gain a sense of the multiplicity of perspectives that exist in the world. Our students will have new opportunities to "Live and Serve." We hope and expect that our students will see additional models of adulthood and that their imaginations will be sparked regarding who they can become, what they can do with their lives, and how they want to live.
Among our current partner organizations are Facing History and Ourselves, Back Yard Nature Center and HandCut Foods.