92 Northwood Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-3357 (t); 518-523-3405 (f)
Guy Middleton, alpine program director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades: 9-12, PG
Staff/student ratio: 1:6
Program length: Nine months, September-May
Application period: Initial deadline March 1, then rolling admissions
Tuition: $42,500 boarding, $24,000 day
Scholarships: Financial aid available, based upon need; 55 percent of student body receives aid.
Sports offered: Alpine, nordic, freestyle, snowboarding, jumping and nordic combined.
Headmaster: Ed Good
Academic strengths and overview: Northwood School is a coeducational, independent boarding and day school located in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y. Northwood provides a setting for students to determine and to attain personal goals through a balance of rigorous academics, an awareness of the natural beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and the unique athletic opportunities available in the region. Northwood provides the support for dedicated athletes to focus on their athletic and academic goals in a structured and supportive environment. Northwood School is looking for disciplined, dedicated, committed athletes who have a positive outlook; applicants need to be prepared to work hard in a demanding college preparatory setting.
Coaching staff: Guy Middleton (Northwood program director), Marcy Fagan (Northwood assistant program director), Jamie Welsh (Northwood assistant coach) with support from NYSEF alpine coaching staff John Norton, Royce VanEvera, Ikuo Toishi, Jim Johnston and Kara Hoisington; nordic/jumping coaching staff Casey Colby, Evan Bliss, Dave McCahill, Sean Burke and Margaret Maher; and freestyle/freeride coaching staff Chris Casper, Mike Kirchner and Justin Perry
Notable alumni: 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 2010 Olympian Adam McLeish, Olympians Thomas Vonn, Annabelle Orsi, Jay Rand, Ulf Kvendbo, Jack Mulhern, Tom Mellor, Joe Lamb, Brent Rushlaw, Tony Granato, Mike Richter, Dave Tretowicz, Jim Campbell, Kei Takahashi, Andrea Kilbourne, Kent Salfi, Craig Conroy; numerous NCAA All-Americans and Division 1 skiers
Training facilities: Lake Placid Olympic venues, Whiteface Mountain, Mt. Van Hoevenberg Sports Complex, Olympic
Jumping Complex, Lake Placid Olympic Arena