Where most classrooms end, ours begin.

Secondary School Placement

Prepared to take the next step

North Country School graduates are known by high school admissions officers for their work ethic, citizenship, and excellent academic preparation. Admissions officers visit NCS each spring and fall to meet our students and to stay current with our placement team. When it is time for a family to find their child’s next school, we support students and their parents in all aspects of the application process, including: determining a school list, completing applications, preparing for interviews, scheduling SSAT or TOEFL testing, and prioritizing offers of acceptance. Our goal is for every 9th grade student to receive offers of enrollment from desirable schools that are appropriately competitive and will serve the student well.

Secondary School Placement Advisor


Every 9th grade student has a placement advisor who works with the student and family to clarify desirable characteristics for the next school. The placement advisor suggests schools to add to a student’s school list that may be in addition to those recommended by parents. A member of the placement team is in charge of helping students complete the student portion of applications and guides parents through deadlines for the various schools. In the fall, the students have dedicated time to complete essays and application writing with a member of the placement team.

If a family is working with an educational consultant, our placement advisor acts as a partner and assures that essential information is shared effectively. We welcome partnerships with families and consultants.

A sampling of schools that have offered acceptance to NCS students in recent years

  • Bard Academy at Simon's Rock
  • Beacon Academy
  • Birch Wathen Lenox School
  • Blair Academy
  • Buxton School
  • The Cambridge School of Weston
  • Canterbury School
  • Cate School
  • Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Colegio Americano de Guatemala
  • Colorado Rocky Mountain School
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
  • The Darrow School
  • Dublin School
  • Emma Willard School
  • Episcopal High School (VA)
  • The Ethel Walker School
  • Farragut High School
  • Foxcroft School
  • Gould Academy
  • Hamilton District Christian High School
  • The Harbor School
  • Holderness School
  • International School of Panama
  • ‘Iolani School
  • Kent School
  • Kimball Union Academy
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Marvelwood School
  • Niskayuna High School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
  • Northwood School
  • The Peddie School
  • The Peoples Academy
  • Pomfret School
  • Proctor Academy
  • The Putney School
  • Saint Andrew's School
  • Solebury School
  • St. Anne's-Belfield School
  • Tabor Academy
  • Upper Canada College
  • Vermont Academy
  • Vistamar School
  • Wasatch Academy
  • The Webb Schools (CA)
  • Westtown School
  • White Mountain School
  • The Williston Northampton School
  • Wyoming Seminary