Curriculum by Grade
North Country School founder Walter Clark once said, “North Country School was built on this thought: children need direct experience if they are to grow and learn most effectively.” With the guidance of multitalented teachers, our students go beyond learning by doing to knowing by doing.
Central to our academic program is a placed-based, hands-on approach. Math students learn measurement and computer skills by tracking the weights of newborn lambs. Science students study anatomy by reassembling chicken skeletons from birds they harvest. English students write persuasive letters to elected officials about environmental issues they research. Arts students restore rowboats, knit scarves from wool from our own sheep, and create sculptures and murals that decorate our campus.
Our traditional core curriculum, hands-on projects, and innovative uses of technology help develop critical academic skills in the humanities, math, sciences, and the arts. Every student finds academic success. While we have high expectations for our students, we recognize that every child learns differently. Learning support services are available. Flexible course placements meet the needs of every student, so each child is challenged according to his or her ability.