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Northwood News provides ongoing highlights important topics and areas of interest at Northwood School. 

June 19, 2023

During the Legacy Family recognition, Ross Bartell ’80 (who competed in hockey with Head of School, Mike Maher) read a letter he composed as if his parents had written the piece. In the letter, the Bartell parents expressed their appreciation for all that Northwood had done for many in the family and who have prospered as a result of their experiences at school.

Here's Ross’s letter:


June 9th, 2023

Dear Northwood School’s Administration, Faculty, Support staff, Coaches, and Alumni:

To simplify, I’ll refer to our 9 Bartell alums as “our kids”.… continue reading

June 16, 2023

The Distinguished Alumnus award is bestowed each year on a graduate who typifies the Northwood School tradition of excellence and who has brought credit to the school through personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. This year’s award recognized Bob Valentine ’57, at left with Head of School, Mike Maher.

Bob received his BA from UCLA and his JD from Loyola University, Los Angeles where he served as a teaching fellow. He has been in private practice with an emphasis on estate planning, trust and probate, personal injury, real estate, domestic… continue reading

June 16, 2023

Read senior master, Steve "Reno" Reed's address to the Class pf '73

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May 25, 2023

Members of the Class of 2023 recently presented over a dozen advanced research projects to the school’s student body, and members of the Tri-Lakes community during Northwood’s annual Student Symposium at the school’s Innovation Hub on Main Street in Lake Placid. The Symposium featured academic work completed this school year by students in Northwood's Honors Independent Studies, Advanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Research, and Advanced Humanities Research programs.   These advanced, honors-level academic offerings allow students to explore their passions and… continue reading

May 25, 2023

Prep Hockey Coach and member of the Class of 1977, Mark Morris, honored the Northwood community by delivering this year’s Commencement address.

Prior to Mark's remarks, Head of School, Mike Maher, provided the following introduction:

 (click here to view Coach Morris’s address.)

“Four decades and five levels from Northwood to the NHL, Mark Morris has been one of hockey’s best teachers. He is the only coach to win over three hundred games as a… continue reading

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