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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,000
Received Financial Aid
59%
Average Financial Aid
From Northwood School

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 around the United States and the world, 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. As a private boarding school in New York, Northwood School provides students with a well-rounded educational experience, allowing them to find success at college and beyond.

Northwood School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
24 responses
Average ACT

Experiential Learning at Northwood School

Northwood's L.E.A.P. (Learn, Engage, Apply, Perform) Program takes students out of a traditional classroom setting for collaborative, first-hand learning experiences. Students work with experts in the field and are provided opportunities to explore compelling environments and complete ambitious projects resulting in skill development and confidence for future real-world challenges.

Culture & Safety

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    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    80%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Mexico
    International Boarding Students
    33%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    190
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
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    Northwood School Reviews

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    I have had three children attend Northwood School and I cannot be happier with the experience! The friends they made at Northwood are still their closest friends. The teachers made such lasting impressions on each of them and they truly cared about their educational growth. Northwood also offered diversity that my children would have never experienced if they had stayed in their local school environment.
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    Teachers that are engaged in students well being, unique opportunities to try new sports and outdoor activities, friendships that last a lifetime and a balance between athletic and academics.
    Many of the teachers truly care about the students and their jobs as educators, but some do not treat the line between educator and friend as seriously as they should. While most of the teachers are professional and dedicated, some get carried away and/or could be more serious in the classroom.