Northwood School

Lake Placid
, NY
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
185
Students
78%
Boarding
Formal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
6
Sports
1902
Year Founded

Description

Northwood School is a coeducational, independent boarding school in Lake Placid, New York offering a trimester-based college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12, plus a post-graduate year. Northwood’s student body is comprised of 190 students from 24 countries and 21 states, 85% of whom live on campus. The school boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 5:1, with an average class size of 10 students. In addition to its traditional college prep curriculum, Northwood offers several Signature Academic Programs such as the L.E.A.P. program, an Entrepreneurship course, and an Innovation + Design program. Beyond the classroom, Northwood offers students competitive athletic programs and co-curricular programs in arts, music, outdoor recreation, community service, and robotics.

Unique Characteristics

Located in Lake Placid, NY, 24 countries make up our student body. Our outing club gets to climb, hike and hit the water everyday in the Adirondack Park. We also utilize the newly revamped Olympic venues for our athletic teams.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Boston College
  • Trinity College
  • Northwestern
  • Union College
  • St. Lawrence
  • University of Virginia
 

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

185
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.
Hong King, China, England, Spain, and Canada.

Location

Address92 Northwood Rd. Lake Placid, NY 12946
Nearby Airports
Saranac Lake (20 mins)
Albany, Burlington, Montreal (2 hours)
Campus Size78 Acres

Contact Information

Gino Riffle
Admissions Director
Michael Maher
Head of School
(518) 523-3382
Phone