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Apply to Northwood School

Application Process and Timeline

  1. Complete inquiry form
  2. Schedule a campus tour and interview by emailing the Admission office at or by calling (518) 523-3382. Skype interviews are available for those unable to visit campus in person
  3. Apply to Northwood School via:  

Gateway to Prep Schools or SAO (Standard Application Online)

4. Submit report cards or academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required for enrolled students)

5. Submit Math and English teacher recommendations

6. Submit required standardized testing (listed below)

Standardized Testing Requirements

  • 9th grade or 10th grade candidates: SSAT or ISEE
  • 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, TOEFL JR, SLEP, IELTS. 
  • Candidates for the Learning Center can submit psychoeducational in lieu of standardized testing listed above

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Notification of Admission and Financial Aid Decisions: March 10, 2018

Accepted student visit dates: March 19 and 26, 2018

Enrollment Decision Date: April 10, 2018

  • Late applications will be considered depending on availability


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