What Matters Most

When we were founded in 1919, North Shore Country Day was the visionary answer to a fundamental question: What matters most when educating a child?

Purposeful Challenge
Truly knowing our students allows us to challenge and support them as people and as learners.

Intentional Design
We carefully craft our entire JK-12 program to optimize learning, develop skills and prioritize wellness.

Courageous Exploration
We push our students to participate widely and take risks regularly, ensuring they stretch, explore, stumble and grow.

Conscientious Community
Our diverse community and collaborative culture help our students understand themselves and their obligations to each other, their communities and their world.
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.