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

February 06, 2023

Perhaps the most physically and psychologically challenging LEAP offering of the year was the ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which at 19,321 feet is the highest peak in Africa.

With proper planning and the combined experience of the trip’s ten students (Uma Naima Laguna-Curtis ’26, Colton Cushman ’25, Gus Garvey ’25, Alex Randall ’25, Sophia Sherman’25, Brian Brady ’24, Ashely Guevara ’24, Avery Novia ’24, Wyatt Wardlaw ’24, and Finley Donahue ’23), faculty Noël Carmichael, Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, her husband, Chisondi; Northwood Outing Club Director, Bobby O'Connor;… continue reading

February 02, 2023

The Girls' Hockey team at the Minnesota Gopher's home ice, the 3M Center The Girls' Hockey team had a fantastic January traveling throughout the Northeast and culminating in the Midwest at the University of Minnesota!  Along our travels, we had a training camp in Chazy, NY, skating twice a day before heading off to play games at St. Lawrence University.  After two games in Canton, we continued our journey to New Jersey and Philadelphia which was capped off by seeing the Flyers play the Jets at the Wells Fargo Center! After three nights back in the “Northwood Castle”, we hopped… continue reading

February 02, 2023

Another international LEAP offering was the school’s trip to St. Lucia. An Eastern Caribbean island nation and home of the Nelsons, gracious Northwood parents who hosted our students and accompanying faculty.

The following updates were provided daily by Assistant Head of School for Student Life, John Spear and Humanities Dept. Chair, Heather Odell:

Day One "Our first day was mostly spent traveling to our gracious hosts’ home. Upon arrival we were welcomed by a lovely dinner, complete with local juice. We finished the evening around the dinner table on the patio… continue reading

February 02, 2023

"The Prep hockey team started the new year at Merrimack College for the Gamesheet Prep Cup Tournament. Northwood went 2-1 beating Nichols School and Mount St. Charles and losing only to Dexter. We also attended the Merrimack vs. Yale non-conference match up. 

We had a week off before we gathered in Buffalo, NY on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We set up practices at Niagara University, Canisius College, and Nichols School during the week.  

In Buffalo, we had a wonderful team dinner at Daniel Buchbinder’s house. Daniel will graduate in 2023 and recently committed to UMASS,… continue reading

January 12, 2023

While most students and faculty enjoy the winter break, Northwood’s College Guidance Office is working late, sometimes well past midnight, to accommodate students in many time zones and residing in countries as distant as South Africa, Hong Kong, and Korea, to ensure they fulfill their college application requirements.

“We prepare around 400 applications each year (plus another 140 or so for graduates who have taken a year or two off and who are now applying), says Director of College Guidance, David McCauley.

The application process begins in February and March of the… continue reading

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