Northwood School

Po Box 1070 92 Northwood Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Tel: (518)523-3357
  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1905

Student Body

Total Students174 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeNorthwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US History
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$53,500
Tuition Notes53,500 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 DirectorTimothy Weaver
Admissions AssociateElenor Mandigo

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsAlpine 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.
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