- Northwood School (Lake Placid, New York)
Northwood School"Power through Health and Knowledge" Location Lake Placid, New York, United States Information Type Private, independent, coeducational Religious affiliation(s) None Established 1905 Headmaster Edward M. Good Faculty 25 teachers 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 Mascot Huskie Average SAT scores 1250 (2005) Website www.northwoodschool.com
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. Edward M. Good is currently the headmaster.
- Phil Scheible '11 — Rochester Institute of Technology ACHA Division 1
- Chris Therien ‘90 — Philadelphia Flyers
- Jim Campbell ‘91 — Montreal Canadiens
- Craig Conroy ‘90 — Montreal Canadiens
- Scott Morrow ‘88 — Calgary Flames
- Chris Winnes ‘87 — Boston Bruins
- Mike Hurlbut ‘85 — New York Rangers
- Mike Richter ‘85 — New York Rangers
- Tony Granato '83 — New York Rangers
- Jay Miller '79 — Boston Bruins
- Rick Strack '77 — New York Rangers
- Chris Nilan '76 — Montréal Canadiens
- Paul Skidmore '75 — St. Louis Blues
- Tom Mellor '68 — Detroit Red Wings
Besides sending players to the NHL, Northwood has had its share of Olympian graduates:
- Andrea Kilbourne '98 — 2002 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Thomas Vonn '94 — 2002 Olympics, Alpine skiing
- Jim Campbell ‘91 — 1994 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Craig Conroy '90 — 2006 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Chris Therien ‘90 — 1994 Olympics, Ice hockey
- David Tretowicz ‘87 — 1992 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Mike Richter ‘85 — 1988, 1998, 2002 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Tony Granato '83 — 1988 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Joe Lamb '73 — 1976, 1980, 1984 Olympics, bobsled
- Brent Rushlaw '70 — 2002 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Tom Mellor '68 — 1972 Olympics, Ice hockey
- Jay Rand '68 — 1968 Olympics, Ski jumping
- Ni Orsi '63 — 1964 Olympics, Alpine skiing
- Jack Mulhern '47 — 1952 Olympics, Ice hockey
- ^ New York Times, Melvil Dewey dead in Florida, December 27, 1931.
- ^ Wiegand, Wayne A. Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey Chicago: American Library Association, 1996. ISBN 0-8389-0680-X
- ^ Zinmmerman, Kate: Legacies of North American Olympic Winter Games. Volume One: Lake Placid 1980. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, 2007.
- Ackerman, David H. Lake Placid Club: An illustrated history: 1895-1980. Lake Placid Education Foundation, 1998. ISBN 0966587502.
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