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What We Offer 

Northwood School is an independent, coeducational boarding school in Lake Placid, New York. We offer a trimester-based college preparatory curriculum for students grades 9 through 12, plus a post-graduate year. Our student body is comprised of 170 students from around the United States and the world, 85% of whom live on campus. Our student to faculty ratio is 5:1, with an average class size of 10 students. In addition to our traditional college prep curriculum, we offer several Signature Academic Programs such as our L.E.A.P. program, an Entrepreneurial Studies course, and an Innovation + Design program. Beyond the classroom, we offer students competitive athletic programs and co-curricular programs in arts, music, outdoor recreation, community service, and robotics.  Our school, located in Lake Placid, NY provides students with a well-rounded educational experience allowing them them to find success at college and beyond. 

We Can’t Wait to Meet You

Call today or send us an inquiry form to arrange a campus tour.

The best way to experience Northwood School is in person. When you arrive, a current Northwood School student will lead your family on a campus tour. Our student tour guides provide a first-hand perspective on daily life, school facilities, and academic programs. During the campus visit, each prospective student participates in an admission interview. Upon request, our Admission Office will coordinate meetings with program directors in your area of interest as schedules allow. Each campus visit runs approximately two and a half hours.

To schedule a tour, contact Admission Office Manager Elenor Mandigo at (518) 523-3382 or email us at:

To receive information about Northwood School, please complete our Admission Inquiry Form.

Northwood School accepts applications submitted via Gateway to Prep Schools OR SAO (Standard Application Online).