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Where most classrooms end, ours begin.

Visit Campus

Our campus may be temporarily closed, but NCS continues to welcome applications!

Please contact Director of Admissions David Damico at to schedule your virtual tour today.

To learn more about what life is like at NCS, check out the #ThisWeekAtNCS blog.

Schedule A Visit

Although we prefer to schedule a visit after the application has been submitted, we are flexible around a family’s needs. When you and your child are ready to visit, please contact the admissions office at (518) 523-9329, ext. 6000 or by email at Campus visits are scheduled Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

What To Expect

A campus visit is an important and enjoyable part of the admissions process. Time on campus brings the school to life and allows for in-depth conversations about your child.

A typical visit begins mid-morning with an introduction and a tour of the classroom building and arts facilities. Before lunch, the student has a chance to visit at least one class. While their child is meeting students in class, parents/guardians have meetings with admissions staff and, when possible, time with the Head of School. Lunch in the dining room provides more time for informal conversation as well as to view our students and teachers in action. After lunch, the student and family tour a student residence and address other topics of interest. Departure by 1:30 p.m. is typical.

What To Wear

Please feel free to dress casually. Most NCS students and teachers wear jeans and sneakers to school. You and your child are welcome to do the same. Given the nature of our campus (there is some walking outside between buildings), 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.


Where To Stay In Lake Placid

Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club (518) 523-2556

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort (518) 523-3353

High Peaks Resort (518) 523-4411

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa (518) 523-2544

The Whiteface Lodge (518) 523-0500