Schedule an In-person Visit or a Virtual Tour
A visit to North Country School is much more than just a chance for your child to be interviewed. It is an opportunity for your family to experience what it truly means to be part of the NCS community, to meet the teachers who would be caring for your child in and out of the classroom as well as the students who would be your child's classmates and friends. It is a chance to sit down for a home-cooked meal in our dining room and to begin to imagine if North Country School feels like the right fit for you.
Campus visits are scheduled Monday through Friday and generally go from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m, though we are often able to accommodate different schedules, if necessary. While we are happy to welcome you at any point in the admissions process, any information we have ahead of your visit will allow us to make the most of your time on campus.
Although an in-person visit is the best way to get to know North Country School, we understand that traveling to our campus is not always possible, especially in the midst of the current pandemic. To that end, we are also happy to present a personalized Virtual Tour using Zoom.
To schedule an in-person or virtual visit, please reach out to our admissions office at (518) 523-9329, ext. 6000 or by email at email@example.com.
Please note that we are currently only able to offer in-person campus tours if everyone wears a mask.
What to Expect
If you would like to tour campus this summer, we are able to visit our outside areas and some limited inside spaces.
Once we are able to return to normal operations, you can expect a typical visit to begin at 9:30 a.m. with a brief chat in our admissions office, followed by a tour of the classroom buildings and a chance to see some classes in action. We will visit the arts studios as well as a student residence. You and your child will have time to meet with our Director of School and/or other faculty members, as necessary. Lunch in our dining room will provide a time to have informal conversation with current students and to learn about NCS from their perspective. After lunch, we will tour the barn and address any other topics of interest. The visit will end with a meeting in the admissions office to answer any final questions that you have before departing.
What to Wear
As our teachers and students frequently spend time outside throughout the school day, we dress casually; you are welcome to do the same. Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather are also suggested.
Travel to North Country School
From New York and New Jersey, through Albany: North Country School is two-and-a-half hours north of Albany. From Albany, take I-87 north to Exit 30 (Route 73, Keene Valley, Keene). At the end of the exit ramp turn left, taking Routes 9 and 73 west toward Keene and Lake Placid. In 2 miles, bear left to stay on Route 73. After passing through the town of Keene Valley, bear left in Keene to stay on Route 73, heading toward Lake Placid. In 6.8 miles, North Country School is on the right. The North Country School and Camp Treetops sign and our driveway are visible at the crest of a hill after a long curve past the Cascade Lakes.
Albany International Airport (ALB) — Albany, NY
Burlington International Airport (BTV) — South Burlington, VT
Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) — Lake Clear, NY
Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) — Plattsburgh, NY
Available from New York Pennsylvania Station to Westport, NY. See "Car Services" below for transportation from the train station to North Country School.
(From Albany, Plattsburgh, or New York City)
Polar Express Transportation Company: (518) 327-3331
Ground Force One Car Service: (518) 523-0294
Lake Placid Taxi Services
Rick’s Taxi: (518) 523-4741
Uber is also available.
Where to Stay In Lake Placid
As a popular vacation destination, Lake Placid has many wonderful hotels and vacation rentals available. We would be happy to provide recommendations if needed.