Northwood School (Lake Placid, New York)
|Lake Placid, New York
|Type||Private, independent, coeducational, Boarding/Day school|
|Motto||"Strength through Health and Knowledge"|
|Headmaster||Michael J. Maher|
|Enrollment||175 students (9 - 12, PG)|
|Average class size||8 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|Campus||85 acres (340,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
|Athletics||17 intersocholastic sports offered|
|Average SAT scores (2005)||1250|
Northwood School was founded in 1905 by John M. Hopkins as the Lake Placid School. For 20 years it used the facilities of the Lake Placid Club. During this time fall and spring was spent in Lake Placid, with the winter term spent at its campus in Florida.
In 1922 Melvil Dewey, the originator of the Dewey Decimal System founded the Lake Placid Club Education Foundation. Under Dewey's leadership the Foundation took over the operation of the school in 1925, renaming it Northwood. This change marked the end of Northwood's winter migration and in 1928 the school moved into the present school buildings.
In 1934 Northwood School received its charter by the Regents of the State of New York, and made a not for profit institution governed by a Board of Trustees.
Dr. Ira A. Flinner was the Headmaster of Northwood School for 26 years, from 1925 until 1951. Dr. Flinner successfully implemented the educational vision of Melvil Dewey. Dr. Flinner received his doctorate in education from Harvard University before taking over Northwood. Michael J. Maher is currently the headmaster.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (November 2016)|
Eleanor Powell ‘80 Executive Director, Investor Relations at The Estee Lauder Companies Inc
Nancy Kirhoffer ‘82 Post Production Supervisor, Hollywood Film Industry
Jeffrey Bloch ‘75 Lead Scientist for Space Situational Awareness and Space Protection Applications Los Alamos National Laboratory, Intelligence and Space Research Division
Theodore Davidge Lockwood ‘42 Former President of Trinity College, 1968-1981
Philip S. Wilder ‘41 Former President of Hartwick College, 1977-1992
Ed Fancher ‘41 Co-Founder of the Village Voice
Arthur Lien '71 US Supreme Court Sketch Artist
Dr. Amanda Donohue ‘94 Cardiologist with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
Richard Shaw '68 Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Stanford University
Darcy Prime ‘73 Owner, Darcy Prime Consulting, Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Stanford University
Andrew Weibrecht '03 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Alpine Skiing (Bronze Medal (2010), Silver Medal (2014): Super G)
Mike Richter ‘85 New York Rangers, 1988, 1998, 2002 Olympics
Konstanze Krüger, German zoologists, Ethologists 1985-1986
- Ackerman, David H. Lake Placid Club: An illustrated history: 1895-1980. Lake Placid Education Foundation, 1998. ISBN 0-9665875-0-2.