Guide to the Application Process
To apply to Northwood School, applicants should complete one of the following online applications, Gateway to Prep Schools OR SSAT's SAO (Standard Application Online). Please use the collapsible menu below to complete the steps in the application process. If at any point you have questions, contact the Northwood Admission office at (518)523-3382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Late applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis to the extent that space is available
Before calling to schedule an appointment, please fill out our inquiry form.
To schedule an on campus interview and tour of Northwood School with a member of our admission team please email Elenor Mandigo at email@example.com or by phone at (518)302-5113. International student interviews will be conducted using "WhatsApp." Please download "WhatsApp" in advance of your interview.
Due to Lake Placid hosting the upcoming World University Games in January, 2023, the Admission Office will not be conducting on-campus interviews from January 5-30.
Northwood School Standardized Testing (Optional)
For more information about the SSAT and for information about registering for a test, please visit SSAT At Home.
- 11th, 12th or PG candidates: PSAT, SAT, PLAN or ACT.
- Non-native English speakers may be required to submit additional English language testing such as TOEFL (international school code: 7531) OR Duolingo Online English Test
- Candidates for the Learning Center can submit psychoeducational in lieu of standardized testing.
Ensure that you have completed all required components of the application and submit your materials by January 31st.
If you are applying for Financial Aid, please visit Solutions by SSS to complete required financial aid forms and directly submit all necessary tax documents by the January 31st deadline. For assistance in submitting these materials, please contact SSS at (800)344-8328. Visit Northwood's Tuition and Financial Aid page to review policies and practices and access useful materials. If you have questions please contact Jeff Miller, Northwood School Director of Financial Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will be notified of their admission decisions via email on March 10.
Accepted students are invited to campus for our revisit program. Accepted student days are scheduled in March or April. Details about these dates will be included in accepted student packets.
Accepted students wishing to enroll are required to formally accept their offer of admission and return the signed contract and deposit to Northwood School by April 10.