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

May 24, 2022

Roger Loud


In his thirty years at Northwood, Roger Loud became a respected, iconic figure: a math instructor extraordinaire, a consummate wit at graduations and school meetings, a laconic but incisive contributor to any serious conversation. In the weeks since his passing, his colleagues and former students here have offered on this site heartfelt, succinct tributes to a much-loved figure. In this article, we share a few longer reflections:

When I think of Roger, I think of a brilliant, witty, stoic, wise, humble, and incredibly kind man. He was truly a legend… continue reading

May 20, 2022

Underclass Awards and Prizes Presented at a School Meeting Ceremony on May 12, 2022


Dartmouth Book Award

Turner Jackson

Williams Book Award

Iva-Amanda Nelson

Brown Book Award

Noah Leddel

Bowdoin Book Award

James Schneid

University of Notre Dame Book Award

Christie-Ann Nelson

University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science… continue reading

May 11, 2022

Patagonian Road by Kate McCahill '02

An interview with Stephen Reed

“The world is broad and wide,” said Shakespeare. No one has the time to travel all its roads. It is unlikely that I will ever set foot in Central or South America even though I have made some wonderful friends who came to Northwood from countries such as Brazil, Guatemala, and Ecuador to play for our soccer program. This past vacation, however, I paid a paltry $6.99 to see their homelands through the eyes of a most observant, fearless adventurer, a writer whose prose manages to be both… continue reading

May 05, 2022

College Acceptances

by Stephen Reed

The results are in and this year’s Northwood seniors and 39 other graduates from recent classes who played hockey, skied, or otherwise filled gap years successfully navigated the college application process, earning acceptances at over 150 colleges. Some statistics and some thoughts about the process follow:

Applications filed by seniors: 310

Acceptances: 137

Early Decision/Early Action Acceptances: 28

Wait List: 32 (All these students have admits at other colleges)

Number of colleges… continue reading

April 01, 2022

The Nelson Sisters

by Stephen Reed


Over the last few years, Northwood has enrolled many outstanding international students. Recently, I spent some time with two such students, twin sisters from Saint Lucia, juniors Christie-Ann and Iva-Amanda Nelson.

Introduced to Northwood by a non-profit organization, Inspiring Young Minds, they saw Northwood as a chance for enhanced academic, artistic and athletic opportunities. Although Amanda was somewhat daunted by April’s cold weather on their first visit, both girls found the school welcoming, cozy, and… continue reading

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