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    Northwood School ::: Lake Placid, New York ::: Northeast U.S.

    Northwood School

    • Located in Lake Placid, a small village nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains that twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1932 & 1980)
    • The School is within two hours of Montreal, Canada, Albany, New York and Burlington, Vermont
    • 175 students (grades 9-12); 26% international; average class size: 9 students; student/faculty ratio 6:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • 100% University placement including Boston College, Brown University, Purdue University among others
    • ESL program

    Founded

    1905

    Climate

    Four seasons; significant snowfall in winter

    Student Body

    Co-educational; 173 students (grades 9-12 & PG); 26% international

    Average Class Size

    9 students

    Faculty

    50% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    6:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston College, Brown University, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University of Vermont, Wesleyan University among others

    Honors & AP

    AP courses: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Psychology, US History

    Special Programs

    Wilderness Program that includes hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking and camping options with a concentration on environmental preservation and sustainability.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirement for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Social Science - 4 credits
      (includes US History)
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Lab Science - 3 credits
     (Biology or Physical Science)
    Foreign Language - 2 credits
      (includes ESL)
    Fine Arts - 1 credit
      (2 courses/one semester)
    Health - 0.5 credits 

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT = 1670; Average ACT = 24

     

    Accreditation

    Northwood School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges

    Athletics

    Sports: Alpine Skiing, Crew, Cycling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski-Jumping, Snowboarding, Tennis

    Arts: Studio Arts, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Fiber Arts, Instrumental Performance, Jazz Band, Steel Drums

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Community Service, Dining Room Captains, International Advisory Council, Judiciary Board, Reading Club, Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Theater Productions, Yearbook.

    Facilities

    Academic Complex, Art Center, Athletic Field, Dining Hall, Gymnasium, Ice Hockey Arena, Lake, Library, Maker's Space, Performance Center, Residence Halls, Tennis Courts, Theater

    ESL

    Yes