Middle School Features

Theater arts is a 7th and 8th grade arts elective comprised of three linked components: acting, graphic design and stagecraft.  Each student experiences all three components as an actor, designer and stage crew member.  Over each trimester, the groups work in their respective areas toward a culminating production.  At each of the three productions, all areas of student participation are highlighted through performance and exhibit.  The goal is to introduce students to a variety of performance venues and creative techniques.


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  • Advisory

    The Middle School advisory program strengthens the partnership of students, parents and faculty by increasing meaningful parents and faculty by increasing meaningful communication. In the pursuit of academic excellence, the advisory program supports the educational growth of each student by providing academic guidance. The advisory group experience addresses the emotional and social needs of the students and the community.
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  • Athletics

    Participation in a team sport is an important component of the North Shore experience. All students are required to play at least one season. Offerings in the fall are football or soccer for boys, and field hockey or volleyball for girls. The offerings in winter are girls' or boys' basketball. Spring sports are girls' soccer, and co-ed track or baseball.
  • Model United Nations

    All Middle School students are invited to participate in the School’s Invitational Model United Nations in the fall. The program serves as a forum for dialogue on international peace and security, social and economic progress and the maintenance of fundamental human rights. Students research their assigned country, write position papers and learn how to speak in a public form.
  • Student Council

    The Middle School Student Council is an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and serve the School community. Student government in Middle School consists of a group of elected students who work to represent the thoughts, ideas and concerns of the Middle School student body.
  • Science Olympiad

    The national organization holds competitions for 23 science events at the regional, state and national levels, designed for students to demonstrate a wide variety of skills. Some events require knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, and others rely on science processes, skills or applications. There are also many engineering events.

    Some Science Olympiad events are based on individual achievement, but all events involve teamwork, group planning and cooperation. Emphasis is on advanced learning in science through active, hands-on, group participation with students and teachers bonding as a team working toward a goal.
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.