Northwood School

Po Box 1070 92 Northwood Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946-0129
Tel: (518)523-3357
Grades: 9-12 | 174 students
Northwood School is an independent coeducational boarding and day school for 175 students in grades 9-12.
The campus is located in Lake Placid, New york, in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. Home to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic winter games, the village of lake placid offers a unique learning environment with a distinctive international ambiance.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Northwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $53,500
Tuition Notes 53,500 Boarding 31,350 Day $2,000 ESL $1,000 International Student Fee
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant $21,000
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Timothy Weaver
Admissions Associate Elenor Mandigo

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Crew, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingClimbing,
CrewFigure Skating,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyKayaking,
LacrosseMountaineering,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
Ski JumpingSnowboarding,
SoccerTennis,
Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Northwood School is an independent coeducational boarding and day school for 175 students in grades 9-12.
  • The campus is located in Lake Placid, New york, in the heart of the Adirondack mountains.
  • Home to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic winter games, the village of lake placid offers a unique learning environment with a distinctive international ambiance.

Profile last updated: 09/16/2015

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