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

March 29, 2022

A Dance Celebrating 50 years of Northwood Women

by Mandi Maiore


The creative process for this trimester’s elective, The Choreographic Mind, began with a series of questions: What are you passionate about? What have you discovered about yourself while here at Northwood? If you could create any dance piece, what would it look like? What message do you want to communicate to your audience? From these questions bloomed a beautiful response from three students doing a group choreography project together.

Jillian Clark '23, Ruby Maiore '22, and Ruby Lewin '… continue reading

March 23, 2022

Small Packages, Big Things

Howard Runyon


In fall 2016, Su Hae Jang came to Northwood as a ninth-grader. So did Imani Hawman. Su Hae would be known here as Jessica; her home was in Seoul. Imani was from Connecticut. In their first week, both girls signed up for the Crew. They were similar in size--small, by rowing's eccentric standards--and much different in personality. Jessica, already fluent in American English, was talkative and openly curious. Imani was quiet, watchful, a careful chooser of her moments to speak. She was also an alpine ski racer, already… continue reading

March 21, 2022

Mary Hardy 

by Stephen Reed 


As I look back on my 51 years at Northwood, my pick for the most beloved person ever to work on our staff would be Mary Hardy, our school nurse from 1977-2000. If the Guinness Book of World Records could quantify compassion, patience, and benevolence, she would be a contender for number one in every category.  

Now 86 years old, she joined me at Starbucks last week for coffee. Just back from a vacation in Florida, she spoke of the fun she’d had swimming, walking, and kayaking with her nephew. Post-retirement, Mary has found… continue reading

March 13, 2022

We are back in action after our Ring the Bell Campaign. Today we have a powerhouse Tom Fleming squad (27-1-1) from 1987 versus a great team from Mark Morris’s first stint coaching here, one which established a school record for wins in one season with 40. 

Both squads had lots of firepower, strong goaltending and great leadership. Even more than our extraordinary winning records, the number of college captains or alternate captains we have produced is astonishing. The ’87 squad may be close to a schoolboy record for that statistic. The ones I know of for sure are Dave Tretowicz at… continue reading

February 28, 2022

Top Ten Reasons to Ring the Bell for Northwood

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