Northwood School

Po Box 1070 92 Northwood Road,
Lake Placid, NY, 12946-0129
     Tel: (518)523-3357
Grades: 9 - 12 | 173 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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 173 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Northwood School Students 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 $46,425
Tuition Notes 46,425 Boarding 26,725 Day $2,000 ESL $1,000 International Student Fee
% on Financial Aid 55%
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,000
Acceptance Rate 55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Timothy Weaver
Admissions Associate Elenor Mandigo Young

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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mountain Lake Academy (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Country School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Agnes School (2.3 miles away)
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    Lake PlacidNY12946
    (518)523-9329
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  • Lake PlacidMountain Lake Academy
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    386 River Road
    Lake PlacidNY12946
    (518)523-4300
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    1.8 mi | 44 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Lake PlacidSt Agnes School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2322 Saranac Ave
    Lake PlacidNY12946
    (518)523-3771
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.3 mi | 41 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • Lake PlacidNational Sports Academy
    821 Mirror Lake Drive
    Lake PlacidNY12946
    (518)523-3460
    2.7 mi | 84 students | Gr. 8-12                      
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    (518)891-3206
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