Founded in 1938, North Country School (NCS) sits in the heart of the mountains in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres is forest preserve. NCS has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education for boarding and day students in grades 4-9. Programming is held in the summer months under North Country School’s sister organization, Camp Treetops. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails, as well as a state-of-the-art performing arts center and teaching/learning kitchen. North Country School serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, the students are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS's unique academic programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm and garden, outdoors, and community life. Wi...th extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success.