16. Northwood School – $59,920 Yearly Tuition
There is something about hearing the words “private boarding school in Lake Placid, New York” that tips us off that this school is probably pretty fancy. And beyond offering college-level courses to its students, the school tries to take advantage of its position between the Adirondack Mountains and Mirror Lake as much as possible.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the hiking trails that begin from Northwood’s campus, and each year participate in an all-day hiking trip called “Mountain Day”. The sports at this school even focus around its location, with an athletics program that offers whitewater kayaking, alpine skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding.