Friends of North Shore Elementary (FNSE) was founded from sidewalk conversations in 2015. Neighbors with preschool aged children were asking themselves, “Why are families in one neighborhood attending over 10 different elementary schools instead of North Shore Elementary, our zoned school?” The interest in this idea was incredibly strong, and it was clear that many individuals wanted to support their neighborhood school. With the purpose to help bring positive focus and contribution to North Shore Elementary, FNSE incorporated as a non-profit in December 2015 and was established as a 501(c)(3) a few months later.MEET US
Our son James entered North Shore in first grade and we couldn't be more excited. Having tried a private school, we find that there are a lot of advantages to attending a public school in our neighborhood. The proximity and ability to connect with other local families is important. We've found that North Shore has more resources to address the differing rates of learning in young children and the gifted and music programs were a major factor in choosing our neighborhood school. We look forward to watching James and his younger sister Anna grow at North Shore.
North Shore Elementary is a red brick school shaded by century-old oak trees, located at the north end of Coffee Pot Bayou in a quiet residential setting. It is rich in history and tradition but is also moving forward to prepare its students for the future. Come have a look at our neighborhood gem and meet the faculty and staff, schedule a tour, or learn about the family experience.EXPLORE
Interesting things to know about North Shore Elementary.
North Shore Elementary has a "C" school grade. Find out what this means and how the school continues to improve learning for all students.MORE
Gardening, Healthy School Initiative, and Majestic Mondays are just a few of the programs that make North Shore unique and well rounded.MORE
The robust ESE programming at North Shore including ASD and Gifted programming challenges all students and meets all educational needs.MORE
We would love to have you get engaged. There is something for everyone. Depending on your interest and availability there are a variety of ways to get involved with both North Shore Elementary and FNSE. We’re looking for people of all availabilities and skill levels, so if you think you may want to get involved, please keep reading. You can view a handful of volunteer options below, or click through for more details on papework, contact information, and so on. We look forward to hearing from you!LEND A HAND
Am I zoned for North Shore? While the map overlay serves as a rough guide, you can check your exact address here to see if you're zoned for North Shore. Have additional questions? Head on over to our FAQ to learn more about the school, performance, teachers, events, tours and Friends of North Shore.READ THE FAQ