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Northwood School

Northwood School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 13.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Northwood School says

"Founded in 1905, Northwood is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, a small village that twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1932 and 1980). It is also the home of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts; consequently, the area offers unique outdoor, athletic, and cultural opportunities. The School is 2 hours from Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Albany, New York; and Burlington, Vermont. The 85-acre campus is nestled in the heart of the village and at the base of Cobble Mountain. The Adirondack Mountains surround the village and are a beautiful backdrop for the School..." Northwood is dedicated to sound scholarship in a diverse environment. It endeavors to stimulate intellectual curiosity in its students and encourages them to learn for themselves through the guidance of its faculty and the examples set by all in the Northwood community.In addition to its academic rigor, the School also stresses responsibility to self and community, asking students to discuss and establish core values, respect different perspectives, and contribute to both the School and its surroundings through various student activities and required community services. 182 Students 6:1 Student/Teacher Ratio Winter Sports Extensive Hockey Season Alpine Ski Racing High Level Hockey *Located in Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY





Grades Cost Term
High School $46,425 Annual

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  (518) 523-3357

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT



Academic Calendar: Year

Test Scores

1580 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1840 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1670 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 160
Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Average Class Size 9
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 80%


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Figure Skating
  • Ice Hockey

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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