Northwood School – New York Ski Educational Foundation
92 Northwood Rd Lake Placid, NY 12946
Northwood School: 1905; NYSEF: 1973
Sports offered:alpine, nordic (cross-country, ski jumping and nordic combined), and freeride (skiing and snowboarding)
Northwood School: 9-12/PG; NYSEF: weekend programs begin at age 7, winter tutorial programs available grades 7-10.
Program Length: Northwood School: nine months, September-June; NYSEF: December-March, with 1 to 4 month terms offered.
Northwood School: Application deadline January 31st (see website for application requirements). Admission decisions received on March 10th.
Winter Term: Rolling admissions, with initial applications due July 15th.
Northwood School: $55,640 Boarding,$32,600 Day;
NYSEF: One-Month Winter Term, $6,800 Boarding; $5,600 Day. Four-month Winter Term: $22,200 Boarding, $18,600 Day.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Northwood School offers need based financial aid.
NYSEF offers $30,000 in scholarships annually, through the Ingrid Ormsby Memorial Fund, Horst Weber Fund, and the Dare to Dream Fund.
Northwood School Head of School: Mike Maher
NYSEF Executive Director / Alpine Program Director: John Norton
Northwood School Program Director/Head Coach: JP Daigneault
Freeride Program Director: Mike Kirchner
Cross Country Program Director: Margaret Maher
Ski Jumping Program Director: Larry Stone
Winter Term Program Director: David McCahill
Overview: Northwood School is a coeducational, independent boarding and day school located in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, New York. Northwood School provides the support for dedicated winter sport athletes in grades 9-PG to focus on their academic and athletic goals in a structured and supportive environment.
Recently named a “Gold Certified Club” by the USSA, the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for children and young adults through athletic training in snow sports.
Together, Northwood School and NYSEF provide a complete menu of snow sport programs ranging from introductory all the way to the FIS level. Northwood School offers students a full year, comprehensive college preparatory academic & athletic program. NYSEF provides one to four-month Winter Term sessions coupled with individualized tutoring support. This program, based out of the Olympic Training Center (OTC), allows younger athletes to discover the demands and rewards of being part of a full time boarding school program.
Alpine U19 Coach: Ikuo Toishi
Alpine U16 Coach: David Smith
Alpine U14 Coach: Jimbo Johnston
Alpine U10/12 Coach: Beatty Schlueter
Freeride Coach: Justin Perry
Northwood Freeride Coach: Hannah Doan
Assistant Northwood Coaches:
Alpine: Katie Haggerty, Marcy Fagan, Jamie Welsh, Carrie Wardlaw
Bates, Brown, Boston College, Clarkson, Colby, Colby-Sawyer, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Middlebury, New England College, Plymouth State, Queens, St. Lawrence, St. Michael’s, RPI, Williams, University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Maine, University Laval, University of Western Ontario, University of Pennsylvania, University of Utah, UVM, and Westminster College.
Andrew Weibercht ’03: Dartmouth College, 2014 Olympic silver medalist in SG, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist in SG, World Championship team member, NorAm overall and SG Champion.
Bill Demong: Vermontville, NY native and NYSEF alum, 2010 Olympic gold & silver medalist in Nordic Combined, 4 time World Championship medalist, 9 World Cup wins.
Thomas Vonn ’94 St. Lawrence University, 9th place finish in 2002 Salt Lake Olympics SG, 56 World Cup starts, 2 time World Championship team member.
Annelies Cook: Saranac Lake native, NYSEF alum, 2014 Olympic team member (biathlon), member of the US National Biathlon Team since 2009, World Championship team member.
Andrew Weibrecht, Thomas Vonn, Bill Johnson, AJ Kitt, William Taylor, Bill Demong, Brian Welch, Casey Colby, Peter Frenette, Nick Alexander, Nick Fairall, Lindsey Van, Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, Annelies Cook, Haley Johnson, Jon Farra, Duncan Douglas, Robert Rosser, Jillian Vogtle, Jay Rand.
Current National Team Members:
Alpine: Andrew Weibrecht, Thomas Biesemeyer, Cecily Decker
Biathlon: Tim Burke, Lowell Bailey
Freestyle: Abe Studler
Ski Jumping: Tara Geraghty-Moats, Nina Lussi, Will Rhoads, Gabriella Armstrong
Skier-Cross: Kevin Drury
Northwood School and NYSEF are located minutes from one of the best ski areas in the East: Whiteface Mountain. The Olympic heritage in Lake Placid and the surrounding venues instills enthusiasm in all those who live here or visit. As the Olympic venue for alpine (1932 and 1980), Whiteface Mountain provides some of the most challenging training and racing terrain in the region. Whiteface offers the largest vertical drop in the East and has been ranked the best ski area in the East on numerous occasions by Ski Magazine.
The Olympic Ski Jumping Complex features a freestyle pool, aerial site, 5km paved rollerski loop and biathlon range, in addition to K20, 48, 90 and 120 meter ski jumps.
The Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is a top-tier cross country training and competition venue offering 50km of FIS homologated classic and skate groomed trails, in addition to an IBU certified biathlon range.