North Shore Country Day School
|North Shore Country Day School|
|310 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, Illinois, Cook County, 60093-4094
|Type||Private country day school|
|Motto||Live and Serve|
|Founder||Perry Dunlap Smith|
|Head of school||W. Thomas "Tom" Doar III|
|Enrollment||Lower School: 194 students (2014)
Middle School: 126 students (2014)
Upper School: 213 students (2014)
Total: 534 students (2014)
|Campus size||16 acres (6.5 ha)|
|Color(s)||Purple and White |
|Fight song||"O'er the Fields" |
|Rival||Latin School of Chicago, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Lake Forest Academy|
|Average ACT scores||30 composite, 28 Math, 33 English, 31 Reading, 29 Science |
|Newspaper||Diller Street Journal|
The school was one of 27 schools selected from a group of 250 candidate schools in the U.S. chosen in 1933 for alternative admission standards for admission to 200 selective colleges. As a progressive country day school, there was to be an enriched core curriculum with independent study. The school sought to fit the curriculum to the students' needs, rather than to require a fixed course of instruction.
At the height of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, in 1963, the school was one of 21 schools that publicly supported the Kennedy administration's policies of racial equality, stating that independent schools must offer the benefits of a quality education to all qualified students.
Physical education is required at all grade levels, and interscholastic competition is required of students in 6th to 11th grades. North Shore is a member of the Chicago Independent School League and competes against eight other prep schools in the Chicago area.
- "History". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Directory". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Administration - General. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Welcome". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Fast Facts". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Our Campus". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Publications". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Old-fashioned progressive." Time Apr. 5, 1954. retrieved November 21, 2006
- Hinchliff, William (Fall 1998). "North Shore Country Day School". The Gazette (Winnetka, Illinois: Winnetka Historical Society). Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "High Schools Begin A Big Experiment; Group Named to Test Newer Methods Under a Revised College Entrance Plan. 200 Colleges To Assist Units Scattered Over the Country Join in Effort to Systematize Student's Educational Career." By Wilford M. Aikin, Chairman Commission on the Relation of School and College. The New York Times. New York, N.Y.: June 4, 1933. pg. E7
- "'Progressives' Hail New Type School; Advocates of 'Unshackled' Preparation Say Students Met College Tests. Entered Without Credits Records of 332 Men, Women In 18 Institutions Are Offered for Comparison. Social Problems Emphasized." By Eunive Barnard. The New York Times. New York, N.Y.: August 1, 1937. pg. 77
- "Tiny College Offers New Teaching Course; Illinois Institution Trains the Students to Aid Creative Ability of Children," The New York Times. New York, N.Y.: November 21, 1937. pg. 5
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- "Private Schools Support Equality; Racial Statement Backed by 21 Secondary Educators", The New York Times. New York, N.Y.: September 1, 1963. p. 43
- "Philosophy". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- "Team Pages". Winnetka, Illinois: North Shore Country Day School. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
- North Shore Country Day School — official site