A coed boarding and day school for grades 4-9
North Country School main campus

Where most classrooms end, ours begin.

Executive Director David Hochschartner at NCS graduation

A Welcome From The Executive Director

Welcome to North Country School, a junior boarding and day school that prides itself on educating and nurturing children today in such a way that they develop the resourcefulness and skills they need for tomorrow. For over 75 years North Country School has achieved this by placing daily and equal emphases on arts and outdoor education and by upholding values, such as our commitment to the environment and the importance of working as community.

Our community thrives because of the meaningful relationships our students form with their teachers and house parents. From these talented educators and with one another, our students gain creativity and confidence. Across all disciplines, our curriculum goes beyond learning by doing to knowing by doing, a mastery that comes only through participation and engagement. It is knowledge that students carry with them from North Country School.

When I ask alumni what it was about their education at North Country School that most informed their lives, the answer is almost always the same: among their favorite teachers and classes there was not one person or singular experience that best equipped them for secondary school, college and adulthood. Instead, it is what they came to know about various subjects and about themselves that prepared them for the journey ahead.


David "Hock" Hochschartner
Executive Director, Camp Treetops, North Country School, and Round Lake Campus

Head of School David Hochschartner at NCS Graduation