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Northwood News provides ongoing highlights important topics and areas of interest at Northwood School. 

May 25, 2023

Members of the Class of 2023 recently presented over a dozen advanced research projects to the school’s student body, and members of the Tri-Lakes community during Northwood’s annual Student Symposium at the school’s Innovation Hub on Main Street in Lake Placid. The Symposium featured academic work completed this school year by students in Northwood's Honors Independent Studies, Advanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Research, and Advanced Humanities Research programs.   These advanced, honors-level academic offerings allow students to explore their passions and… continue reading

May 25, 2023

Prep Hockey Coach and member of the Class of 1977, Mark Morris, honored the Northwood community by delivering this year’s Commencement address.

Prior to Mark's remarks, Head of School, Mike Maher, provided the following introduction:

 (click here to view Coach Morris’s address.)

“Four decades and five levels from Northwood to the NHL, Mark Morris has been one of hockey’s best teachers. He is the only coach to win over three hundred games as a… continue reading

May 24, 2023

The awarding of prizes and awards to students who have achieved excellence in academics, athletics, and citizenship is a long-standing Northwood tradition that was again observed this year.

From the Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Prize, given to a student whose curiosity, creative problem solving, and teamwork helped advance the development and growth of the IEE program; to the Northwood Award, given to the senior who has shown through influence, character, and service to be the outstanding citizen of the school community, embodying our highest ideals and offering a… continue reading

May 23, 2023

May I thank all of you in the audience for being here to support us at the end of four years of what Chadd Cassidy, my hockey coach sophomore year, constantly reminded us was a process – a seemingly never ending series of steps to reach our goal. Accepting that it was going to be a lot of work and quite a few missed passes and shots before we got to where we wanted to be as a team, helped me accept that it was going to be a process for me to get to be where I wanted to be individually, as a student, athlete, and person. Everything has a process--- writing this speech included. Fortunately… continue reading

April 26, 2023

Northwood’s final Pathways presentation of the year will take place on May 3rd at 8:00 p.m. This session’s topic is life-long careers in sports after one’s playing days are over.

Luke Daniels '14 will once again moderate the panel discussion. Participants include Katie Gilligan ’09, Hannah Babcock ’05, Brett Kurtz ’88, and Jeff Byrne, who taught and coached at Northwood from 1977-1982.

Katie Gilligan, who skied at Plymouth State University, worked at Northwood as a coach from 2014-2021 before becoming Director of the Custom program at Sync Performance, a ski apparel company… continue reading

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