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Apply to Northwood School

Application Process


  1. Complete the Inquiry Form
  2. Schedule a campus tour and interview by emailing the Admission office at admission@northwoodschool.com 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.

Application Timeline


  1. Application Deadline: January 31, 2018*
  2. Notification of Admission and Financial Aid Decisions: March 10, 2018
  3. Accepted student visit dates: March 19 and 26, 2018
  4. Enrollment Decision Date: April 10, 2018
*Late applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis to the extent that space is available